Believe it or not, we will soon be making travel plans again. It might start with an autumn road trip, but the innate wanderlust of the gentleman who constantly seeks to expand his horizons will inevitably propel us onward.
And now more than ever, an essential travel jacket is called for, one that balances perfect proportions, practicality, and the kind of comfort you'd expect from a favorite cardigan.
And of course, Taylor Stitch has just the thing. The SF-based apparel artisans are issuing their beautifully-made Gibson Jacket in two new wool tweed versions for fall—a smashing olive herringbone and a dashing charcoal birdseye, both guaranteed to see you off in style.
Not that you necessarily need plane tickets to put it on. The Gibson may have been devised as the perfect travel companion—and "it's got the passport pockets to prove it," as the brand notes—but "it's so darn sharp that we find ourselves pulling it out of the closet even when our itinerary doesn't take us much further than the corner market."
The new tweeds, woven in a cozy 13-oz. weight, are warm, substantial, and alluring textured. Taylor Stitch drew inspiration from vintage 3-roll, 2-button military-style jackets, yet their version is so softly-tailored it wears more like a sweater.
The Gibson also features extra buttons and a removable throat latch, which can be closed in stormy weather to further protect you from the elements. The heft of the tweed meanwhile allows it to "spring to life even after a long journey in a suitcase." So stock up and start packing.