When it gets warmer outside, it’s time for summer materials like cotton and linen. That’s why I like to wear a sportscoat made from a blend of these two materials in a panama weave, which is similar to a plain weave, just coarser. However, this time I will not focus on the texture of the fabrics, but rather on the back of the coat. It has a belted back and a deep ‘action’ pleat which makes it really comfortable to wear. Please take a look at the short video for a brief demonstration.
Shirt: lightweight, bold white and green striped cotton with french cuffs (made by Sinsicalchi)
Cufflinks: vintage amber cufflinks (flea market find from Budapest, Hungary)
Coat: offwhite cotton/linen blend (made by Ralph Lauren Purple Label)
Pocket Square: dark blue silk with pattern (manufacturer unknown)
Pants: Heavy linen in royal blue (made by Mario Caraceni)
Shoes: brown leather 5 eyelet captoe oxford (made by Church’s on the Old 93 Last)
Hosiery: lightweight over-the-calf cotton sock (made by Gallo)
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