I've never been the type to consider a piece of clothing an "investment," but I have often used the cost-per-wear theory to justify purchases that came with a tinge of financial guilt. Which is why, if I pull the trigger on this Nigel Cabourn officers jacket, I'll be wearing it relentlessly until it's only cost me a few cents each time I pull it on. Which would be a good thing, considering the paraffin-coated cotton will only get better looking with a patina from years of consistent wear. Cabourn is famous for his attention to authentic archival details and infamous for his steep prices. But I can't help it. This is more than a jacket. It's a dream, personified in waxed cotton and finished with corozo buttons. A perfect balance between peak lapel respectability and a comfortable, relaxed reliability. I just won't be wearing it to any expensive dinners for a while.
$835, at Context
What should I pack for my first business trip?
- Matt, OH
With nearly every airline imposing a baggage fee nowadays, if you can get away with flying with just a carry-on, do it.
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