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It’s a blazer. But missing lapels. And with looser sleeves. And tool pockets

Stop. Before you click away, this comes in Navy and Green too. And yes, your size is available. I know this because I’ve been stalking this Monitaly piece for time, over at The Bureau, waiting, just waiting for the cold steel of the sale scimitar to slice a percentage from the swing-ticket. Now that’s happened. Now it’s in my wardrobe. And it should be in yours. Or, you know, not. But for what it’s worth, here’s my thinking…

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You’ll find this jacket in an highly specific hinterland – somewhere far from the snoot of formality, but neither at home in the oi-oi of full casuality. I mean, yeah, it’s workweary, but it’s crisp, marvellously cut and frames a shirt collar expertly. It’s like a blazer. But missing lapels. And with looser sleeves. And tool pockets. Oh, you know what I mean…

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Anyway, it bizarrely manages to look sort of loose while featuring a mildly trim cut – it’s a remarkable thing. I bought it in navy, but I’d fully go a green one as well, and for that matter the beige. A real winner this. Of all the one jacket I’ve bought this week, it’s definitely my favourite.

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