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Periods of transitional weather call for transitional fabrics. And as such, this week sees cotton-linen five-pockets from James Perse, cotton-linen knit polos by Drake’s, and a cotton-cashmere cardigan courtesy of Billy Reid. And in news unrelated to cotton, linen or cashmere, we also have an unstructured Crockett & Jones loafer made on a new and more flexible last as well as a fresh addition to The Armoury’s in-house tailoring range.
De Bonne Facture Umbrella Coat
As the name “Rain Coat” is apparently taken, De Bonne Facture instead offers an “Umbrella Coat” this season that serves the same function with water-repellent organic cotton fabric. A below-the-knee length completes its classic silhouette while ensuring that more of you stays dry.
James Perse Sierra Linen Pant Blue Oil
With spring’s starting gun having just sounded, we’re not quite in linen pant territory yet. However, linen-cotton pants—such as these slim-fitting five-pockets from James Perse—are very much in the running.
Incotex Teknosartorial Wool-Blend Blazer
What makes this Incotex blazer so “Teknosartorial?” We’re not 100% sure, but we’d guess it has something to do with its wool-blend fabric, which manages to be light yet but durable thanks the addition of hard-wearing cordura fibers.
Christian Kimber Fitzroy Chore Jacket
Christian Kimber’s Fitzroy stands out in a sea of chore jackets thanks to a garment-dyeing process that gives it a vintage look fresh out of the box. Its originality is further strengthened by a single chest pocket with an inverse pleat and two lower patch-flap pockets with side-entry slashes.
Anderson & Sheppard Showerproof Quilted Jacket
You may have heard that London is prone to rain. Which is why Anderson & Sheppard debuted its “showerproof” quilted jacket, which manages to repel water while embodying English country style with oversized shooting packets and a concealed throat latch.
The Armoury Wool Model 103 Sport Coat Teal
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” may be words to live by—but not for The Armoury. In this case, the shop has taken the core details of its Model 3 jacket, including a 3/2 roll and a completely unpadded shoulder, and applied it to a new Model 103 that is made in Italy almost entirely by hand.
Acne Studios 2003 Slim-Leg Jeans
Do we feel old now that Acne Studios is making jeans specifically inspired by the early aughts? We couldn’t possibly comment on that. However, we can say that their slim-but-not-skinny proportions and overdyed hue make them highly wearable in 2023.
Billy Reid Allister Sweater Cardigan
You can hang on to cashmere for a touch longer, thanks to blended pieces like Billy Reid’s Allister cardigan. Made from a mix of 95 percent cotton and 5 percent cashmere, it is soft enough for luxuriating on the couch but light enough to serve as an evening layer throughout the warmer months to come.
Crockett & Jones Cannes Dark Brown Calf Suede
Royal Warrant-holder Crockett & Jones may be English through and through—but that hasn’t stopped the Northampton-based maker from debuting a new collection inspired by the French Riviera. A highlight of the collection is the Cannes, a sleek, unstructured loafer made on the new 393 last designed for maximum flexibility.
Beams Plus Beige Boat Embroidery Trousers
Those capable of reading nautical flags may detect a coded message in these embroidered trousers from Beams Plus. Everyone else will just appreciate that you’re wearing a pair of high-waisted trousers covered in tiny nautical flags—particularly if you throw the matching jacket into the mix.
RRL Slim Fit Embroidered Denim Western Shirt
Were you a singing cowboy, you might wear this floral-embroidered denim shirt from RRL as you performed Old West ballads from town to town. Assuming that’s not your line of work, you can still pair it to dark-washed denim and driving loafers on the weekend.
Knickerbocker Cotton & Linen Attendant Shirt Natural
Hearkening back to the days when even gas station attendants dressed with élan, Knickerbocker’s attendant shirt is made from a cotton-linen blend and modeled after the cropped fit of a vintage mechanic’s jacket. Fortunately, you shouldn’t have any motor oil stains to worry about.
Drake’s Navy Knitted Linen-Cotton Short-Sleeve Polo Shirt
If you looked up “transitional knitwear” in the dictionary, you might find a picture of this linen-cotton short-sleeved polo shirt from Drake’s. Aside from its ability to navigate those too-hot-for-a-sweater yet too-cold-for-a-tee days, it can also take the place of a button-down shirt beneath a blazer.
RR_BNM_Mar_24_MarniMarni Denim Shirt
Denim shirts tend to come in various scales of blue, black or grey. But Marni has taken a different tack, dyeing this snap-placket shirt a shade of pink typically found inside Bazooka bubble gum wrappers.
Todd Snyder Italian Silk Knit Tie in Teal Block Stripe
Remember ties? You may not think about them day-to-day, but you will after receiving an invitation that specifies “cocktail attire.” When in doubt, reach for this striped silk knit from Todd Snyder, whose open-weave texture ensures you won’t be too dressed up nor too dressed down.