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Men’s style has taken a turn for the utilitarian in recent years, but here’s one useful innovation we didn’t see coming: the reversible jacket.

Nigel Cabourn seems to be a true believer, offering both a double-patterned button-up and this reversible cardigan in his latest Fall line. (The inside’s a plain heather gray.) It helps that both sides are handsome to begin with, and we suppose it goes a little farther in justifying a $450 cotton cardigan…but something still seems a little off here. As nice as the horizontal pattern is, after a while it’s going to be hard not to think of it as a lining.

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom