There’s something a little bit mythic about a navy blazer... something that can be tough to define. It’s more than just “made in Italy” (though ours is), it’s more than just having beautiful fabric (though ours does), it’s more than expert stitching (though most of ours is by hand), and it’s even more than a full canvas (though ours is made that way). In the end, these are just features. Our navy blazer has heart in it – Sid’s, our Master Tailor’s, the craftsmens’ over in Naples who sew each breast pocket against their knees for the perfect rounded shape. It’s designed to take you from Mississippi to Manhattan to Milan, and back again, without looking out of place. Long story short, the navy blazer is quintessential — it transforms a day into an occasion, a closet into a wardrobe, a guy into a man. We think everyone can use one.
These are our favorite navies — incredible, durable, three-to-four-season fabrics. Each one holds its shape beautifully whether you’re working, traveling, or just knocking around. You’d have to work pretty hard to rumple a blazer made of one of these 30.
We talk a lot about “full canvas” construction, in part because it’s not so common. Most tailored clothing on the market is made by gluing a fusible interlining to the fabric shell of the jacket, and that’s okay — it’s cost-effective, it’s efficient, and it helps the jacket keep its shape. But for us, it means that the blazer will never truly break in the way we like it to. So we take a pretty hard stance on this: none of our jackets — from the no-canvas, unconstructed No. 1 to the full-canvas No. 3, which is our bread and butter as far as makes go — none of these are made with a fused construction, ever. So for us, full canvas construction is the mark of quality... the sine qua non of tailoring. With this process, the interlining is made of very light canvas, and it floats inside the jacket, sandwiched between the fabric and the lining. Over time, it’ll mold and shape to your body as you wear it, becoming as unique to you as your best-loved pair of jeans. It's yours through and through.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that it has a perfect fit the moment you put it on. But it can! And it will! We offer alterations on every piece of clothing we sell. Some gratis, some a little extra. So if you have a barrel chest, off-kilter posture, extra-long arms, or any general fit challenges that make an off-the-rack blazer difficult... well, we have really incredible tailors for that. We'll make you look great.
Almost everything — we can’t think of a more versatile piece. It’ll take you through any climate, any occasion, and any combination of the two. From first date to fortieth date, dissertation defense to dog show, board meeting to bar... just one navy blazer will take you pretty much anywhere, any time of year. You can riff forever, but we gave you a few combinations to get started.
Now put it on... and go anywhere.