Just finished this blazer for Mr. JLW, a long-time friend. He has admired the unconstructed sportcoats that he has seen and wanted a workhorse that he could bundle up into a duffel, shake out and wear to a meeting. I chose the Neapolitan detailing of the barchetta patch breast pocket and matching lower patch pockets just because we don’t see that around these parts too often. He chose the overcoat fabric so that he didn’t have to lug around an extra overcoat. With the non-existent lining minimal construction, the blazer is still light enough to wear for two and a half to three seasons.

I’m very pleased with the way it turned out and it looks great on him. As comfortable as a sweater and as versatile as a blue blazer. Leviner Wood did a fine job making the coat fit the wearer — not easy to do without relying on padding.

4 Responses to The Neo-Neapolitan for Mr. JLW

  1. Iñigo says:

    Spot on, Chris!!!

  2. Jeffrey Wilt says:

    Love it!!!! Mr. JLW

  3. $45k for a watch? Damn.

  4. […] Mr. W’s neo-Neapolitan blue blazer turned out so well that I thought it would be the right time to offer an unconstructed ICON Collection coat for the warm weather. The fabric above is seersucker — woven so that only 30% of the material touches your skin at any one time keeping you very cool — in traditional blue/cream or grey/cream stripes. It is not, however, your traditional cotton. This seersucker seems made for the unconstructed garment that I’ve preferred to slouch around in as of late. It is a blend of wool and silk. Extremely lightweight, but a forgiving fabric that will hold its shape without as much help as all cotton garments would require. The best of both worlds? Yup. […]

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