Spring time Style.

Style is an expression of individualism mixed with charisma. Fashion is something that comes after style


- John Fairchild




Photos by Zoli Dinh, Studio Ninety5



When it comes to springtime style everything should get lighter; the fabric, construction and layers. Deconstructed jackets play a big part in the style trends of the warmer months in Europe and it seems like Australia is slowly picking up on this southern Italian staple. 

 

Deconstructing a jacket is the process of removing all of the foundry layers or insulation (i.e the shoulder padding, lining, interlining and canvas) leaving you with a shirt style jacket. Taking out all of the above makes the jacket lighter and during the hotter seasons. To keep some of the original shape, some clever tailors have been known to attach single cotton layers over the shoulders, from the front to just past the top seam - This helps because not everyone has the athletic or rounded shoulder for the fabric to drape over correctly, so by adding in this single layer of canvas the jacket will keep its shape and the fabric will sit perfectly around the shoulders and over the chest.






Linen and cotton aren't the only fabrics used in this particular style of jacket. The one I'm wearing here is a wool/silk blend and it's not uncommon to find other wool blends either. To keep the air flowing through the jacket, I like to wear either short sleeve polos, linen or cotton shirts and t-shirts underneath. This is just one of the many ways that tailors have created specific ways to keep stylish during the summer without having to dress down in a t-shirt and shorts.















Loafers by Hugo Boss