California's Outerknown started off making clothes that are the essence of casual cool, thanks in large part to co-founder Kelly Slater, the famed pro surfer who knows a thing or two about looking good. But no matter how well made, man can't live in elastic-waist shorts alone, and so the burgeoning brand has now come out with its first dressier piece, the Ambassador Blazer in a perfect shade of navy blue.
Created for "unexpected ceremonies and impromptu occasions," the softly tailored garment is the kind of thing you might throw on after a day on the beach when heading to dinner at Nobu Malibu.
It's got a great nubby texture thanks to a "hobnail" weave which also makes it breathable and super flexible. The fabric is a spot-on blend of linen with a little wool and a pinch of nylon for the perfect fit. Linen also has the advantage of not requiring a lot of water to grow, which fits in with Outerknown's mission to make environmentally and ethically responsible goods, while wool is naturally antimicrobial and totally compostable.
The single-breasted, 2-button silhouette is cut a bit slim but not too tight, and there's no lining to slow you down or heat you up too much in the warmer months ahead. Even if you never make it out of Midtown, this is sure to become a wardrobe essential.
Outerknown is offering Airows readers a generous 25% discount on not only this aleady affordable blazer but everything in their digital store – just use the code OKAIROWS25 at checkout.