Does anyone find the idea of corduroy blazers and suede jackets a bit UN-seasonal for spring?
Jill, I tried on a springweight corduroy sportcoat by Ermenegildo Zegna a couple weeks ago. Â It had a wonderful, light feel, much like a pair of corduroy slacks I picked up from the San Francisco Salvatore Ferragamo boutique. Â Perfect for spring, even for most of summer, and the summers here in Indiana are quite hot. Â When sheer enough, cotton pants and jackets make sense for these seasons, and the corduroy is merely a texture. Â Note that the wale on both items I mention is quite thin; this lent to the visual effect of a warm weather garment, whereas if the wale had been broad, I think it would have made the fabric look more like something for cold weather. Â That aside, I do not read this report. Â Can you describe the pictures of corduroy there? As for the suede jackets, I have an example of a springweight suede shirt jacket by Seraphin, a Russian designer who makes leather coats in Paris. Â It is light-colored, unlined, incredibly thin, surely appropriate for the spring; still, in Indiana that makes for a very short wearing season. John