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The Stat Sheet: Sid Mashburn Raw Silk Matka Sport Jacket

  • Najib Benouar


Right about now is when we really begin pining for the return of raw silk ties, airier cottons and, gasp, linen... (Consider it a menswear-induced spring fever.)

But leave it to the inimitable Southern gent Sid Mashburn to take our raw silk excitement to a whole new level—by using his favorite hand-loomed Indian raw silk matka and cutting it into an entire sport jacket.

Here’s what else you need to know.

The Story: Mr. Mashburn has tapped the same Indian hand-loomed-and-dyed raw silk matka he uses in his impeccable cravatery and paired it with his equally impeccable sport jacketry. The result: a match made in spring/summer heaven.

Who to Channel: JFK on the Cape; JFK on the Amalfi Coast; JFK at your aunt’s garden party this Easter.

When to Wear It: Right this instant. Seriously, get on that. Consider this the answer to your navy hopsack blazer for the foreseeable future.

Degree of Difficulty: The only difficulty we can imagine you’ll have while wearing this jacket is having to take it off and put it in the closet.

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