With the start of spring comes the ability to pull out all the loosely woven, breathable fabrics that help make it easier to keep cool in light of the rising temperatures. One of my favorite fabrics for the season is hopsack which is a bit of a coarser cloth due to the fact that two or more warp yarns are woven together as one and two or more weft yarns are woven together as one. I'll get more into this in my next post.
I've found that the yarn used in the fabric can have an impact on how the cloth turns out. A looser weave gives a softer fabric which unfortunately has a tendency to snag on things. What I do like is the relative informality of hopsack jackets, especially in a light khaki color like this one. A navy version makes it slightly more formal than a worsted wool jacket. Even though I'm wearing a tie in this post, most of the wear this jacket has seen has been sans tie with an OCBD.
Khaki Hopsack Jacket x Stafford, Cream Spread Collar Shirt x Eton, Beige & Cream Dotted Silk Tie x Bows & Ties, Plaid Cotton Khaki's x Dockers, Suede Tassel Loafers x Massimo Dutti, Star Lapel Pin x Wear Lapel Pins, Silk Pocket Square x Berg & Berg
"Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out" - James Bryant Conant. This blog is documentation of my journey, sticking my neck out to pursue my passion for men's style and tailoring. - Wale