The secret is out. In recent years, wool has started to make a comeback as nature’s performance fiber. What used to be relegated to the winter sock drawer and camping supplies bucket has staked its place on our closet’s hangers, in our gym and weekend duffel bags as brands and consumers have been led like lambs to this miraculous, renewable fiber. If you haven’t heard, wool offers unrivaled temperature regulation, breathability, moisture control, and more warmth for its weight than almost any other material.
The outer of the Chandler Jacket is a wool blend, 70% wool, 20% polyester, 10% silk, that gives the wearer the benefits of wool with a softer handfeel. This isn’t your grandmother’s itchy scarf. Inside, the sheep theme continues with a polyester sherpa lining. This one is died black to give the liner a more understated modern look than would be possible with the more common white sherpa. Along the sleeves, a smooth acetate is stitched to make outfit changes a cinch.
The classic style, smart tailoring, two chest pockets with button-through flaps, and lower welt handwarmer pockets make this jacket one of the most versatile of the season. While finishing details like the dark horn buttons and an internal patch pocket make it one of the most thoughtful.