There isn’t much that can be said about a good sport coat that hasn’t already been said. Even a truly great jacket is, after all, just a jacket. But the right jacket can have a transformative effect on your wardrobe, offering a whole host of new potential combinations. At the very least, it can make your life ever so slightly easier, offering an effortless, stylish choice when dressing each morning.
A jacket like this – one you can really live in, for an entire season at a time – doesn’t present itself all that often. Everything about it must be right – the colour, the fabric, the fit. Such a garment is also a highly subjective thing. What may be one man’s sartorial saving grace may sit in the back of another’s wardrobe, gathering dust.
Our Creative Director, Michael Hill, has found his new perfect jacket, in the form of this season’s brown wool glen check. “A truly useful jacket has to be an absolute workhorse, something that will pair with almost everything,” Michael explains. “It may sound like something of a cliché, but our new glen check really is one of those terrific ‘all-rounder’ jackets. I wear mine with grey flannels, beige chinos, denim, cords. In fact I’m yet to find a pair of trousers it doesn’t look great with. And in terms of shirting, you aren’t limited to a solid colour cloth. A blue and white ticking stripe oxford worn with this will be a winning combination.”