Wool, Silk and Linen PicNic Jacket

For High Summer 2018 we propose a single breasted two button sports jacket, fit for a pic nic.

This summer jacket, perfect for lolling at the water's edge, is cut in a Scabal wool, slik & linen cloth.  Named for the seaside island resort of Taormina, the cloth is -like its namesake- a riot of textures.  The navy and white yarns criss-cross to form a checked pattern reminiscent of a picnic blanket. A picnic you might find yourself at when visiting Taormina on a late summer holiday.

We cut the jacket as a sporty, 2 button, single breasted jacket, featuring a part-lined back.  There are two pockets with flaps and an out-breast welt.  The jacket is fitted but falls gently over the torso and is paired with on-the-waist trousers cut from a lightweight Navy Fresco to help keep you cool.

Matched with a cream 120/2 cotton poplin shirting, and a navy silk tie, we added a touch of pattern with a silk handkerchief featuring a playful navy, sky-blue and chestnut brown pattern.  If you should decide to perch poolside or on the diving board to dangle your feet in the water, our recommendation is to roll up your trousers.

Artwork by Ben Wolstenholme