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Corduroy Blazer

 215 Design features
  • Straight cut
  • Two-button closure
  • Notch lapels
  • Two-button sleeves
  • Lined with 100% Viscose
  • Unpadded shoulder

 

Provenance
Composition
100% Cotton
Fabric found in
London, UK
Garment made in
Tuscany, Italy
Roll size
18 Metres
No. of units made
6
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Fabric composition
100% Cotton
Fabric story

We have ‘rescued’ this roll from a small factory in London, which is now closed after 20 years. The factory owner, a trained tailor and father of seven, found it very difficult to manage and operate the factory in today’s tough retail environment. Working with many traditional brands and retailers meant that he would often be paid only 6-9 months after an order’s delivery. His love for fashion is still very strong and he plans to go back to tailoring, which he learned from his father. So we hope that we were able to bring him a step closer to his new venture by purchasing his surplus fabric.

Garment care

We all have a little bit of a tomboy in us, and so do some of our favourite style icons. In that spirit, we modelled this design after two of menswear’s most versatile jackets, the blazer and sport coat. This blazer has a straight, menswear-inspired cut with a fitted shoulder…so it looks like you stole it from your boyfriend, but it actually complements your body.

Of course women wearing menswear is nothing new. Coco Chanel was one of the first to embrace androgynous style in the twenties, dismissing feminine silhouettes in favour of boxier, more masculine cuts. Over the next two decades, Hollywood stars like Marlene Dietrich, Katharine Hepburn and Audrey Hepburn were seen regularly sporting suits and bow ties in popular films and off the screen. Yves Saint Laurent took this to new heights with his ‘Le Smoking’ tuxedo suit, his alternative to the little black dress. He summed it up best himself, ‘For women, the tuxedo is an indispensable outfit, which they feel comfortable with, so they can be who they are. This is style, not fashion. Fads come and go, style is forever.’

Our Producers

  • Made in Italy

  • Local, family-run factory (2nd generation)

  • Produce for mid and high-end brands

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