by Michael Damond, Wardrobe Consultant and Stylist for Men in Chicago, IL, Milwaukee, WI, and Madison, WI
As men's wear continues to evolve, some of the classics will forever be a staple, and the sport coat is one of them. As the fall season approaches, I'm preparing looks for my clients while they're enjoying the final days of summer. As a wardrobe stylist, it's my duty to anticipate my clients' needs before the need is before them. One of the key pieces I'm recommending is the addition of a deconstructed sport coat. Stripped of shoulder pads and the rigid structure some men despise, the deconstructed jacket is a great go-to-piece for layering, traveling, and casual occasions.
THE PERFECT LIGHTWEIGHT SPORT COAT FOR MEN
WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL
The term “deconstructed” refers to the minimal style of construction used for this particular style of jacket. This jacket has a minimal chest piece construction,the canvas and padding are removed to provide an even lighter feel. The shoulder has no padding creating a truly soft shoulder which has the feel of a shirt shoulder for comfort and ease.
If you've ever traveled with a sport coat, you know the struggle of folding and packing a fully constructed jacket. With the changes in airline baggage policies, "packing light" is how the modern man travels – leaving the garment bag and hanger at home. This is the perfect travel companion.
Another benefit of the the deconstructed jacket is the weight. As a go-to piece of casual wear for men, the deconstructed jacket combines the tailoring of a sport coat with the comfort of a sweater. The lightness makes it comfortable for layering with sweaters, sport shirts, and turtlenecks.
This style of jacket requires little to no care due to the lighter-weight fit and feel.
FALL 2015 FABRICS FOR THE DECONSTRUCTED J. HILBURN JACKET
As Ray A. Smith wrote in his Wall Street Journal article, "Sport coats that are hybrid shirts, sweaters or safari jackets will work better for offices without a strict dress code or for leisure time."
If you're interested in ordering a made-to-measure deconstructed jacket for the fall, call Mike at (414) 915-8058 or schedule a fitting with a stylist.
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Michael Damond is a lifestyle consultant and personal stylist for men from Milwaukee, WI to Chicago, IL.
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