The Look

Image by Dylan & Son. Sartorial.

Cloth: Ariston of Napoli
Composition: Linen 60% Silk 40%
Weight: 290gm
Buttons: corozo

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.

A close-up of the details.
A close-up of the details.

Dylan & Son.Sartorial is located at 147A Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068606.


2 thoughts on “The Look

  1. I was curious if you ever considered changing the layout
    of your site? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.
    But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people
    could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot
    of text for only having one or 2 images. Maybge you could space it out better?

    1. Thanks for the feedback Dr Mickelson, I’ll certainly try to make it more approachable, I’m still playing around with this so do bear a little with my trials and errors and feel free to let me know what you think. Your feedback is much appreciated!

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