When the weather gets colder, the easiest thing to do is throw on a coat over your blazer. Adding bulky layers, however, isn't always the best solution sartorially. A blazer-style jacket that is crafted out of sturdier material that can stand up to the elements is a smarter move – if you can find a suitable candidate.
Which is where Taylor Stitch's latest creation comes in. The Port Jacket in Navy Sherpa is a fleece in technical terms only. Because the 15-oz. polyester fleece is made entirely out of recycled plastic bottles, and yet looks like it could have come from a heritage mill in Italy.
The S.F.-based apparel artisans sewed the custom-developed fabric into a slim but relaxed blazer silhouette with minimal construction for maximum comfort, a stand-up collar, welt patch pockets, and antique brass snaps with the brand's bear logo on them.
The jacket fabric's cozy quarter-inch pile gives it same the same loft and softness as virgin polyester fleece, and was "specifically developed to resist pilling and retain heat," Taylor Stitch notes. And because fleece tends to "bell out" and stretch over time, they added a bonded fleece interior to reinforce the shape, as well as a sturdy elastic binding to the edge seams for "added fit reinforcement."
Once again Taylor Stitch has taken an almost military approach to make us look good, and thank god for it.