Wednesday, 6 July 2016
Summer Blazers from the Colonies
Summer May Come Back Again
Where did our summers go? Summer refuses to arrive in Britain yet again, but we live in hope and we cast an eye over summer blazers from a former colony that has a more than even chance of enjoying a little sunshine. Summer may come back again. If it does, we need to remember our options.
The patch pocket blazer above is an example of the blazer possibilities from Sartorial Bay of Sydney, Australia — who offer machine and hand made options. The blazer is constructed from lightweight 8oz wool and silk plaid cloth from Holland & Sherry.
(The pattern is similar to the jacket I have in a wool, silk and linen cloth from Loro Piana - not as I get the chance to wear it much.)
Below we see another patch pocket blazer from Sartorial Bay in a brown 8oz hopsack cloth made from a blend of wool, linen and silk.
Splendid examples both. Sydneysiders, you know where to go.
The calendar moves to July and, as I put my sweater on, I recall the words of Horace Walpole: 'The way to enjoy summer in England is to have it framed and mounted in a comfortable room.'