A casual-but-elevated update on the classic suit jacket. An easy-wearing fit — natural shoulder and slightly nipped waist — is paired with what’s known in the trade as a “butterfly lining,” which makes this a smooth slip-on, slip-off situation. The handsome mini navy-and-white gingham comes to us from Italy’s renowned Subalpino mill. Patch pockets (a detail more commonly found in European tailoring), a single vent, and two-button closure lend some raffish charm to the proceedings. For the perfect summer suit, pair it with the matching trouser, which has pintuck pleats and is meant to hit at the ankle.
With an almost obstinate focus on quality — everything from the raw materials to the colors and designs — Lanificio Subalpino is known for creating exceptional fabrics. Founded in 1975, the family-owned business has kept a few fundamental tenets front and center: simplicity, modernity, originality, sustainability.