I went through this phase about five years ago where I deluded myself into thinking I had a lot more money than I really did, and lived like an absolute baller — eating out approximately five times a week at this not-inexpensive Italian restaurant in Auckland named Prego, and having almost all of my clothes custom made for me by the gentlemen at Crane Brothers. It was a good time. This jacket is pretty much the last remaining vestige of that moment, and I’m happy to say that it is still in beautiful condition. It’s an odd colour, there’s no doubt about it (I once called it pistachio green, whatever that means), but it’s fantastic because it works a treat whenever I pair it with anything dark and blue, which accounts for a good 50% of my wardrobe. Plus, it’s slightly more interesting than khaki, and slightly less in-your-face than olive, and it’s my go-to whenever I have something slightly fancy to go to and no idea what to wear. Also, Tommy Ton shot me in it one time, which did wonders for my ego, and for its inclusion in my regular jacket rotation. True story.
I’m wearing: Gubb & Mackie cotton sportcoat and button-down; Ovadia & Sons tie; Maximum Henry belt; 3X1 jeans; Uniqlo socks; and Nike sneakers.
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