Cloth: Ariston of Napoli
Composition: Linen 60% Silk 40%
I’ve always loved a peaked lapel. This jacket by Dylan & Son. Sartorial is a great example of how an oversized peaked lapel can fit beautifully into a more unusual choice of jacket fabric. Actually there are a number of contrasts here. Peaked lapels and double-breasted jackets are usually part of a more formal template for men’s style. Pairing it with a linen-silk blend instead of a dark worsted wool and adding contrast-colour Corozo nut buttons (also known as Targua nut, a large, hard seed found in South America from which these buttons are carved) immediately lends the jacket a more casual look. It’s the subtle contrasts that make this piece so interesting. And wearable too.
I would pair the look with a pair of burnt orange chinos, straight cut and lightweight (Dockers does some good classic chinos). But it’s a piece that would also go great with white cotton trousers, indigo slim jeans (slim, not skinny!) and dark grey trousers to bring up the formality a notch.
Dylan & Son.Sartorial is located at 147A Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068606.