Taking a breather from the power-patterning and incarceration chic of the last few of days, let’s look at something more practical. This unlined shirt-jacket from Blurhms is bang-on what you need for the UK climate. Something that’s easy to layer, a piece that’ll roll over a knit as easily as a tee, a piece that’s thin but warm. If you haven’t yet dabbled in the shirt-jacket lifestyle don’t go running to some high-street shitbox. Use a proxy service like J-goods, go through the rigmarole of account set up, form filling, the inevitable long wait for your goods and high likelihood of getting stung for more coins from Mr Customs. It’s about creating symmetry yeah? It’s about creating a pointless balance between the practicality of this piece and the impracticality of actually buying it.
There’s nylon at play here, subject to DuPont’s Teflon processing, providing a dry, soft touch. This fabric also results in that crinkly puckering you can see on the seams, pretty standard and in-keeping with the goal of a loose, mildly disheveled vibe.
The mammoth pockets make it though. And sure, if you were that way inclined, you could actually use them to put stuff in. For me, the sheer majesty of those prodigious compartments is enough. To fill them would be to compromise their look. So an entirely utilitarian piece then. The pockets of which I’m suggesting you shouldn’t use. And it’s a pain to buy. Such is the life of the discerning menswearman.