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Finally, instead of a blazer...


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Most of my spring/summer sportcoats are quite casual linen blend stuff. I wanted something more "formal", yet versatile...

Obviously, there was the navy blazer option. Just that I cannot help finding the navy blazer with metal buttons quite unattractive. And with horn buttons, even more so; just too orphaned.

The other day I went to see my tailor and going through the books, I saw this Ermenegilo Zegna cloth, wool with a bit (15%?) of silk, dark blue and black small squares.

I liked it because it was dark and I think that it can look quite "formal" when needed, but still, a bit more sexy (maybe not the right term, but you know what I mean) than the plain old navy.

My tailor suggested black lining and black buttons. Yet, the overall impression will not be black but rather dark blue.

In the Zegna book, this cloth was "paired" with a suggested cloth for the trousers, a very light grey one, cotton based but with some silk and, I think, linen. However, as trousers tend to fit me quite well OTR, I deciced to save some money and just bespeak the jacket.

Yesterday, when strolling around, I saw a boutique with early sales, 30% discounts, walked in, and found a pair of nice light grey woolen Cuccinelli trousers, that fitted great.

Now I am just looking forward to the first sportcoat fitting.


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