THE TRAVEL-READY BLAZER
When it comes to combining luxury with practicality, the Italians certainly know what they’re doing, as this linen jacket shows, says menswear editor Ian Wright
Unless you’re lucky enough to have an entourage to carry around your fleet of monogrammed armoires and suitcases, travelling doesn’t always go hand in hand with looking sharp. Even if you’ve got your packing game down to a T, the inevitable discovery that your carefully folded clothes have taken on the appearance of a crumpled paper bag on arrival can take the wind out of your sartorial sails. Enter this linen blazer, a tailored jacket cut in a fabric that boasts built-in crease resistance while retaining its soft, linen-like feel. Not only that: the luxurious Italian cloth is easy to iron, meaning you can get it looking smart quicker than you can say ‘spray starch’, leaving you free to deal with other more pressing matters.