A versatile all-round jacket
A good blazer is essential to any wardrobe. Originally used for sports, such as hunting, and outdoor activities, blazers have the same cut and length as suit jackets to give men a masculine, dressy look. Today, blazers are pulled out of men’s closets when they want to dress up, but after wearing the Cover Blazer every day, we have come to love its versatility. It’s a brilliant piece—you can dress it down for a casual night out by rolling up the sleeves and pairing it with jeans and a T-shirt, but it looks sharp and elegant when paired with a shirt and chinos for a preppy garden party.
Because they are worn as a second layer, blazers have to transport moisture and insulate the wearer. When you put on a blazer and hop on your bike, you need to know you can bend over and stretch your arms out all the way without splitting your jacket. You also need the ability to control your body temperature, staying cool during the day and warm after the sun sets. When you get up from your seat after a long flight, you want your blazer look crisp and ready for your next adventure.
Why bother to make another blazer?
Usually worn as formal garments, classic blazers were made from fabric chosen for its look. Their traditional design, with an open chest and lapels, made them non-functional because the body needs the most insulation around the torso and neck. The original design didn't make much sense.
We tried to close the lapels by unfolding them, but the cut didn’t allow us to close the jacket up to the neck. Undeterred, we made small adjustments and added a hidden zipper that goes up to the neck. For increased mobility, we put an extra vertical layer of elastic lining in the middle of the back. The hidden zipper is invisible from the outside, but when you unzip it, you get full mobility.
The lynx reflex details give you visibility in the dark when you unfold the collar.
Knitted wool blend from Paulo de Oliviera:
Comp: 53% PA, 43% WO, 4% EA (Lycra), 450 g/sqm