"Pack light and be prepared for everything." In this day and age, and more than ever before, any man who sets off for parts unknown should heed these words. Which doesn't mean you need to dress like you're making an assault on Everest. Technical fabrics have their place, but if you actually want to look like a man of the world, stick with good old cotton.
Not just any cotton, however, but the organic variety as perfected by apparel artisans Taylor Stitch, as seen in one of their latest creations, the Emerson Jacket. And in fact, the fabric used for Emerson is every bit as innovative as anything "technical."
The 9-oz, 100% organic cotton has been garment-dyed for a rich, natural navy blue hue or olive green, and the brand has also given it a wash to enhance its texture. And while the Emerson rolls unlined, it's made of Double Cloth, a dual-layered material that offers extra heft and insulation without weighing you down.
Which is how the Emerson makes both packing light and being prepared look easy. Rugged single-needle construction, an expertly tailored fit, reinforced patch pockets, and corozo buttons take care of the details.
As Taylor Stitch reminds us, "a great man once said: 'it is not length of life, but depth of life' that matters, so always tackle it head-on and looking your best.