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Band of Outsiders – Double Breasted Navy Blazer

June 11, 2011 Fashion, Style No Comments

I’ve finally found a classic, navy blazer to include in my wardrobe, and from one of my favorite labels no less.

Really liked the texture….

and the fact that the body is unlined, making it lightweight and still wearable during the hotter months.

It was highlighted in Mr. Porter’s Behind the Brand feature of Band of Outsiders.

For sake of continuity, and those curious what those encircled numbers represent, here’s a Copy+Paste:

(01) THE EXPERTISE: In 2008, Mr Sternberg won the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s emerging menswear designer award, and a year later he was awarded the top menswear prize. Last year, Band of Outsiders moved into a new 7,000 square foot headquarters in Los Angeles. Notable fans of the label include Mr Mark Ronson, Mr Kanye West and Mr Josh Brolin
(02) THE CONSTRUCTION: This double-breasted blazer is unlined and loosely structured making it perfect for summer. The sleeves however, are lined with a high-quality cupro rayon. The jacket is made in Italy from a linen-cotton blend, and is fully stitched, not fused or glued. The close fit is characteristic of Band of Outsiders’ neat and contemporary aesthetic.
(03) THE DETAILS: Epaulettes, a button tab on the back, and ornately-designed gold buttons give the blazer a stylish military look. Inside there are two pockets, while the front of the jacket has three flap pockets and one chest pocket. The buttonhole on the notch lapel is perfect for wearing a decorative flower or pin.
(04) THE STYLE: Whether blazers are of military or sporting origin is a disputed piece of sartorial history (some maintain that they are named after jackets worn by the crew of the battleship HMS Blazer, others that the modern blazer is derived from 19th-century sports jackets), but the naval influence on this jacket is undeniable, bringing to mind traditional officers’ attire.

 

Mr. Porter’s Editor’s note:

Double-breasted navy linen-blend blazer from Band of Outsiders with golden buttons at the front, shoulders, back and sleeves, a notched lapel, three flap pockets and a slit breast one, epaulettes and a double vent. This piece looks dashing with neutral shades.

Indeed.

Icing on the cake: got it for 50% off =)

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