Jan
21
2009
By
The Staff
of Valet.
 
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When Simon Kneen presented his debut spring collection for Banana Republic back in October, the slimmer cuts, lightweight fabrics and polished finish showed promise for the big brand. But we reserved judgement until we got our hands on the stuff hitting stores. We were pleasantly surprised with this navy blazer, now available, which has retained its show-worthy proportions down to the wire—literally. The cotton jacket boasts prep-school patch pockets on the outside and a concealed compartment for your iPhone on the inside. Techie gimmicks aside, design details like a slightly nipped waist and gunmetal buttons make this worth a trip to the mall. $198, at Banana Republic

  • Before coming to Banana Republic, Kneen was the creative director behind Brooks Brothers' recent resurgence.
 

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