Ralph Lauren Ivory Sportscoat With A Pleated Back
When it gets warmer outside, it is time for summer materials like cotton and linen. That’s why I chose to wear a sportscoat made from 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 much 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 shoes – made by Church’s on the old 93 last
Hosiery: lightweight over the calf cotton sock – made by Gallo
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