Given that twilight is falling on trad — and has been since the fall of the heyday in ’67 — it’s always good to have as many options as possible, however much they may deviate from the archetype.
This weekend our millennial fogey DCG informed me that he’d spied a swath of tweedy fabric amid the leather shoes and belts at Allen Edmonds. That’s right, the company has been producing a small apparel collection for some time now.
The jacket won’t be everything to everybody, because nothing ever is. But for those who can tolerate darts (I can), slightly narrow lapel (perfect), and patch breast pocket (oops, dealbreaker), you might want to check it out. The jacket is apparently made by Southwick and features a nice shoulder, according to DCG. There’s also a hook vent in the back and lapped seams. Originally priced at $595, the jacket is currently on sale for $399. — CC