The perfect addition to any man’s wardrobe that ensures summer chic this season is this tailored fit linen microcheck blazer from Banana Republic. Lightweight and neutral, this is a classy wardrobe staple perfect for those long summer days (which in Britain we live in hope of).
Made from 100% linen, the surface is intricately checked in black and white, giving the blazer an overall matt grey finish. The lapel, which is thinner than usual, is notched. There is a two button closure down the front, with four button cuffs. The sleeves and waist are more form-fitting than found in traditional summer blazers, giving it a slim fit that is perfect for an athletic build. The garment is fully lined with elbow patches, and has two black side vents. Four pockets adorn the exterior, with three on the interior. In terms of cleaning and maintenance, the Banana Republic website advises on dry-cleaning only, as the garment is rather delicate.
Because the blazer is neutral in colour, it will work best with other summer neutrals, although bright or coloured checked shirts will liven up the look somewhat. Add grey reflective shades for strolling through Covent Garden in high Olympics heat, or add an arafat style scarf if the weather turns chillier. Neutral summer blazers come back season after season, so treat it well and you can be sure of looking stylish for many summers to come.
The Banana Republic tailored fit linen microcheck blazer is available from the Banana Republic website, and is priced at £175.