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Office casual - seasonal sport coats and flannel trousers

Last weekend I went through my rotation of suits and sport coats, put those more lightweight and summer colored pieces back to storage and took some seasonal pieces made of flannel and heavier wool fabrics back to the rack. Among those seasonal fall and winter jackets was also the pictured sport coat by Italian G.Abo. Made of semi lightweight wool fabric with a blue and brown overcheck, minimal construction, no lining and featuring two patch pockets, soft shoulder structure and 3-roll-2 buttoning it is a pretty much a perfect sport coat for fall season. In my book the jacket is especially appropriate to be used for those semi-formal office days when you don't need to be fully dressed up but...

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Suit trousers combined with double-breasted linen blazer

Another sneak peek from last weekend. As mentioned yesterday, later this week I will come up with some more detailed thoughts about cotton suits, their versatility and how to wear a (camel colored) cotton suit - as a suit and separately. But for now just pictures. Here wearing Sauma private label cotton trousers (part of a suit) with G.Abo Napoli double-breasted indigo dyed linen blazer and Proper Cloth light blue oxford cloth shirt.Bottle green knitted silk tie by Viola Milano and vintage cotton-linen pocket square.

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5x sport coats for summer ´15

It seems that we are finally getting summer here in Scandinavia as well and at the same time sale seasons are already knocking on the door. Mr. Porter for example already started summer sale on their American website and if everything goes as usual, Europe will follow in a couple of weeks.However, just because the weather keeps getting warm and sun starts shining more and more does not mean you shouldn't wear a jacket. It just means you should swap out your lined, all-weather, dark colored heavy wool and flannel suits and sport coats for something that's a bit more easy and lightweight. That means unlined, unstructured jackets with more casual details such as patch pockets and 3-roll-2 button closure....

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G.Abo Napoli - Between formal and casual

I recently got myself a new sport coat by Italian G.Abo. Today I take a bit closer look of the brand and the new jacket I got. G.Abo is a Italian small family company. They offer quality products with decent amount of handwork and very detailed finishing. And they this with very reasonable price range. This might make it to be attractive especially for those who value and appreciate Italian style and that little sprezzatura. G.Abo - Made in Italy G.Abo garments are made in Naples, Italy. It is shown in their products as they in most pieces want to underline the traditional characteristics of Neapolitan tailoring. The suits and jacket for example feature spalla camicia shoulders, barchetta shaped breast pockets and even the "one...

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Casual Easter - white with purple

Time to head back to work and office tomorrow. Before that a set from the past weekend featuring this time a bit more color than usual. Color in celebration of Easter - how to wear purple As said many times - wearing bright colors should not be an end in itself but of course sometimes there are occasions that it is alright to wear some a bit more bold. An Easter could be described as that kind of occasion. As we on Saturday headed for a coffee to the city I decided to test my new G.Abo Napoli sport coat and trousers by Rose&Born which I also got last week from alterations. After some contemplation I decided to combine them...

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