As elegant as casual gets, our Madison Suit Jacket represents the epitome of soft tailoring. As easy-wearing as it is sharp, it’s what the Italian courtier, diplomat, and author Baldassare Castiglione must have had in mind when he coined the termsprezzatura to describeeffortless nonchalance. Donegal tweed is a staple in the gentleman’s wardrobe; traditionally a field cloth, it takes its name from County Donegal, Ireland, where it was originally all handwoven. The Madison has a natural shoulder, relaxed fit and lightweight butterfly lining. Additional design details include a two-button front and double-vent in the back, as well as a chest pocket known as abarchetta (Italian for “little boat”), because the sleek curvature of the pocket resembles a small skiff. Oh, and did we mentionthere are matching trousers available, too?
Tucked away in the heart of the Alps, the family-run Tessuti di Sondrio mill was founded in 1895 and is one of Italy’s most revered cotton fabric weavers — their philosophy marries a drive towards innovation to a respect for nature.