Friday, July 6, 2012
Most navy blue odd jackets are solid colors but a wardrobe is better served when some of them are not. Every season can support at least one change of pace navy jacket that is almost but not quite blazer-like. A discrete pattern helps reduce the formality that is the daytime limitation of a blazer while leaving it completely appropriate for cocktails. In winter, for example, a blue Donegal tweed is a lot easier to wear during the day than a conventional twill.
In the photo, a patterned (and wrinkled as there is minimal lining) navy 3 roll 2 summer odd jacket in a gray overchecked 9 ounce Minnis silk and wool from the Ascot book. It is worn with mid-gray fresco trousers, a light blue shirt from Tessitura Monti's textured voile, a navy blue silk knit necktie with tan stripes from the ASW store and a tan and blue pocket square. Below the waist, light gray barleycorn socks and brown tasselled loafers.