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The Essentials: Soft Coats

THE ESSENTIALS: SOFT COATS WHAT'S A SOFT COAT? In hot, humid weather, the unstructured sport coat is a wonderful solution. Crafted without the standard padding and lining, these coats provide an extra layer of style without adding insulation. Butterfly Yoke Soft Shoulder Butterfly yoke lining provides lightness and easy movement. Soft shoulder offers a natural line. Sleeve Lining Open Patch Pockets Sleeve lining means arms don't catch when Open patch pockets add casual flair. Soft coats get their name because they lack the internal structure (sleeve heads, shoulder pads, and canvas chest pieces) of a sartorial sport coat. dressing. CLASSIC FABRICS COTTON LINEN Try a woven cotton pin cord for a cool, summertime version of pinstripes in a sophisticated silhouette. Try a linen/cotton or linen/silk blend to increase the drape and wearability of a linen soft coat. STYLE IT The soft coat marks the transition between the dressier sport coat and the casual sweater. Cotton Comfort Casual elegance for innumerable occasions. Pair with dark jeans for drinks after work or a night out with friends. Patterns and Prints Polka dots or stripes optional, but highly encouraged. Pair with twill chinos for a casual office look or outdoor wedding. Textured and Tailored Pin cord is your warm weather uniform, with more wrinkle resistance than Accessorize Make an impression with a pocket square, flat-fold style, or add on a colorful tie. seersucker. Pair with tailored trousers for a cocktail party or dinner out. PETER MILLAR

The Essentials: Soft Coats

shared by marty11 on May 09
Been looking for that perfect summer sports coat, but can't quite find the right type of jacket? I introduce you to: the soft coat. This light and stylish sports coat tends to get overlooked, but when...


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