The Tailored Jacket
Many guys no longer wear suits to work, so the investment staple now is an unlined, unstructured sports coat. This workhorse can be dressed up with a formal shirt, tie and brogues, or styled casually with a knit polo, T-shirt, chinos or denim, and trainers. Opt for deconstructed (read: unlined, no shoulder pads) in lightweight tropical wool or knit constructions. Or try a linen number in summer shades for seasonal novelty — some of our favourites come from Brunello Cucinelli, Canali and Zara.
Tip: Going to a tailor is a must. He’ll tailor the jacket to complement any build and get the sleeve lengths just so, for a subtle, bespoke look.