With the weather heating up, we prefer our outerwear thin and portable—and if possible, we’d like it to have lapels.

So naturally, we were drawn to this waxed-cotton blazer from the newly launched Private White V.C. The wax gives it enough weight to get you through those impromptu summer rains without adding too much bulk.

And more importantly, it’s a fully British item, woven by the British Millerain Co. and stitched together by James Grove and Sons in the West Midlands—so that whiff of Churchill-era military style is entirely authentic. Hopefully you’ve got the paratrooper pants to match.

—R.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Russell Brandom