23 May 2015

Linen-silk sports jacket from RL Polo

Finding proper vintage Summer attire has proven to be quite a difficult endeavour; luckily one can be fortunate to find contemporary clothing that is suitable for a timeless Chap's wardrobe. Like my white flannels from the Merchant Fox.
Lately I got a beautiful herringbone "tweed" sports jacket from RL Polo at a very good bargain price at Gentleman's outfitter Malford of London.
The jacket is made from the most beautifully woven linen and mulberry silk (3/4 linen) fabric. It is unconstructed and unlined; very light and appropriate for warm days. The fabric is very soft indeed.
The jacket looks great with white trousers (flannels or linen), a light blue shirt, and a linen baker boy cap or a Panama hat.
I altered the jacket only slightly as I removed the chunky, braided leather buttons and replaced them with cognac brown real buffalo horn buttons from Grunwald True Style; which I find is a much better match for the lightness of unconstructed linen-silk.

Crimson trousers, Shantung silk tie from Drake's London, white-blue striped shirt with white collar and cuffs from Stenström's. Pocket square from Rubinacci. Photo taken after 10 hours at the office and in the car at work; added 10th of June 2015

SB; three-button with rolled labels; patch pockets
Single vent
Jacket made in Italy
Beautifully made; great quality
Real Buffalo horn buttons; Cognac brown
Patch breast pocket; notch lapels

Tattersall  check shirt, bat shaped green white dot silk bow tie; plus-fours; Burlington Argyle socks, spectators from Cheaney; linen baker boy cap.

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