Why do we keep going on about half-line, buggy-lined, unlined, unconstructed coats? Because you asked.
You may not realize that’s what you’re asking for when you want a sportcoat or suit that’s great for travel, that you can fold up into a carry-on, ball up and use for a pillow, or wear when it’s swampy humid, but that’s what you want.
The two secrets to this kind of sport coat are the cut and the fabric. First things first, your sleeves have to be lined, just so you can slide your arms into the garment. Pockets should be patch to keep the pocket bags from showing inside. Aside from those two things, the interior of the coat doesn’t really need that much structure when it is cut to drape correctly on the wearer.
Now, about the fabric, you asked for it to be wrinkle-resistant and cool to wear. At Leviner Wood, we carry two bunches that fit the bill: a Hopsack High-twist wool and a Melange Woven wool.
The Hopsack High-twist has an open weave and is the dressier of the two lending itself to a coat that is more structured when it is made up. The open weave lets air flow through the fabric, keeping you cooler, and allows for a certain springiness to the hand giving it a bit of natural stretch to help shed wrinkles.
Woven wool fabrics make up and wear like cardigans. Only they look like sports coats. Ball ’em up, chuck ’em in the overhead, stuff ’em into a carry-on. Shake out the coat, slip it on and you’re off to a dinner. A woven pairs naturally with jeans and khakis as it is less dressy, but still appropriate.
You asked. Leviner Wood listened. Tons of patterns, solids and colors to choose from, Call Larry and start traveling in style and comfort.