Hong Kong's W. W. Chan delivered a summer odd jacket this week and though it is not warm enough to wear in our winter weather it needed a workout. The first step was steam (Chan ships its jackets in medium FedEx boxes, presumeably to save on shipping, but the price is that they arrive heavily creased). A lot of steam got most of the creases out but the careful observer will notice that what were hidden creases on the sleeves could still use attention.
Despite the effort required of the customer, Chan is great value, particularly for tropical weight clothing that is not expected to last as long as the heavier stuff.
Back to the jacket, it is a quarter lined (hence the patch side pockets, which are essentially required for quarter lined jackets) 3 roll 2 tropical weight in a blend of 75% linen and 25% silk. The silk gives it some sheen, which is good as the jacket is meant for late day wear. That is to say, early evening cocktails and meals under the late setting sun. Here it is paired with leather and suede slip-on shoes, light gray fresco trousers, a white linen shirt, white linen pocket square and a navy silk knit necktie with red dots.
There is a lot of white in the weave of the jacket so a white square and white shirt blend the combination nicely in my opinion. The navy necktie provides a focal point.
As soon as the photos were taken it was time for more seasonally appropriate corduroy trousers, a flannelette shirt and a camelhair sweater.