When the weather hots up, keeping your look crisp definitely becomes more of a challenge. Enter this blazer, the answer to staying summer smart, says menswear editor Ian Wright
We’ll always have a love affair with wool but come hotter weather, the weightiness and warmth of thick woollen fabrics can be simply too much, so cotton takes the lead across outerwear and we all pack away our wool suits for another season. But clear blue skies aren’t permission for wall-to-wall casual – a tailored cotton blazer such as this is your shortcut to looking smart in the sun. More robust than linen, the cotton has enough structure to stay sharp while the patch pockets add a heritage workwear feel. The washed beige, navy and khaki colour options are all summer-appropriate but still work into autumn, making this blazer a staple that will endure.