When the mercury eventually begins to climb, it’s all too easy to give into the temptation to pare-down and let our sartorial standards slip. The dilemma of incorporating smarter wardrobe essentials into your style regimen without looking like a sweat-riddled pig in a blanket is all too real.
However, help is at hand; esteemed Savile Row tailor Richard James provides the answer to your warm-weather style predicaments in the form of its refined SS12 mint-green linen blazer.
Its premium breathable linen composition and unlined construction makes it the perfect weight for wearing in sultry climes and with its fresh, pastel tone, this piece is a considered nod to refined summer dressing.
Establishing his business in 1992 on the fabled London street at the centre of the British tailoring industry, Richard James’ attire is renowned for its enduring simplicity, high-grade fabrics and precision cuts.
The SS12 collection is inspired by the vibrancy and exoticism of Marrakech in the 60s and 70s, when the city was a pivotal rendezvous point for the great artists and intellectuals of the West, who were forging a path on the hippie trail to India. The Red City of this period played host to a diverse and extraordinary social coterie that included rock stars, designers, photographers, artists and intellectuals from all echelons of life, resulting in a colourful melting pot of cultural influences.
This eclectic blend of the artistic and exotic is seamlessly displayed in Richard James’ SS12 line, with the vivid and expressive colours of North Africa and geometric patterns blending harmoniously with the label’s signature clean-cut aesthetic and unparalleled tailoring expertise.
Perfect for pairing with both crisp tailoring or informal separates, this ready-to-go jacket from a master of the Row will lend your wardrobe a welcome dash of high-summer appeal.
Available now over at Mr.Porter.