Maiden Noir

The classic army field jacket has been through a lot. (It’s not easy when the style icon carrying your torch is Travis Bickle.) But as the latest Maiden Noir version reminds us, it’s still a solid item to have in your closet—and now that the weather has officially shifted into swelter mode, it might be the handiest outerwear piece you’ve got.

The khaki is sharp in a colonial way, but our favorite is the midnight blue with a bright white contrast stitch, a good deal sharper than the army green equivalent you can pick up from army surplus. Our game plan: leave it hanging open with a notepad, wallet and cell phone in the pockets.

Travis would be impressed.

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom