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The Stat Sheet: The Armoury Ring Jacket A-1 Blouson

  • Najib Benouar


As the torchbearers of Hong Kong’s tailoring renaissance, The Armoury has been turning out lust-worthy menswear since they opened up shop in 2010.

And the latest batch has just hit the web, in the form of four A-1 blousons by the legendary Japanese label Ring Jacket with wool sourced from celebrated English mill Abraham Moon. Our favorite of the bunch is the marled Fair Isle-y number you see above.

Here’s what else you need to know.»

The Stat Sheet: Chimala Windowpane Blazer

  • Kempt Staff


On the heels of yesterday’s plaid primer comes this handsome windowpane blazer from Chimala that’s just landed at Unionmade.

Here’s what else you need to know.

The Story: This jacket couldn’t be better timed, with a windowpane plaid over navy and our favorite seasonal flourish, elbow patches.

Who to Channel: A gentleman of leisure strolling through a city park; Nucky Thompson with a bit less of a penchant for corruption.

When to Wear It: Now through winter’s end—throw a fall/winter pocket square into the mix for added effect.

Degree of Difficulty: Medium to low. Though you ought to keep your plaid count down to only one additional item—unless that item is a kilt (by then, you’re already in too deep).

Your moment of inspiration, after the jump.»

The Summer Jacket

Nigel Cabourn

White jeans have made a strong showing this summer, but we’d like to suggest a secret weapon: the white jacket.

Case in point: this Nigel Cabourn button-up, a lighter take on the work jacket and the first nautical item you could safely wear to Diddy’s house. Instead of weather-beaten canvas, there’s ivory-white sateen (translation: it may feel like you’re wearing a bedspread), but there’s no mistaking the nautical cut.

Think of it as the slick-bastard end of workwear.