Jan
23
2012
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Transitional Tweed

It's a sartorial contradiction. An oxymoron for your wardrobe. But then again, the best ideas are often the counterintuitive ones—especially when it comes to style. Like J.Crew's newest Ludlow jacket. The textured herringbone blazer is not crafted from heavy, scratchy wool tweed, but a light Italian linen. Cutting a jacket like this from summer's signature fabric not only gives your entire look a relaxed, slightly rumpled feel, but it makes easy work out of layering various pieces under it when the weather's harsh. But it is fully lined and expertly sewn with a floating chest piece, so it will hold up nicely over time. Which is good, considering the year-round use you could get out of a jacket like this.

$325 (with free shipping), by J.Crew

FYI

The linen comes from a family-owned mill located in Biella, Italy, known for artisanal fabrics favored by some of the best designer labels in Europe.

 

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