How To Wear: An ISSEY MIYAKE Linen And Cotton Unstructured Jacket

Deconstructed yet breathable.

BY Eugene Lim | Apr 19, 2017 | Fashion

Photograph by Ronald Leong

There’s a reason why every man looks good in a suit. Think Harvey Specter in a pinstripe, peak lapel jacket, fully canvassed, lined with silk, complete with shoulder pads that cut a razor-sharp silhouette. Or even that iconic scene in The Godfather, where Vito Corleone, who is past his physical prime, turns back the clock in a tuxedo that just exudes power.

The suit jacket is the armour of the modern-day knight that lends a strong silhouette to even the most fragile of men. But if war is not on your agenda, even of the boardroom variety, it’s worth considering a softer, suppler model, like this one from ISSEY MIYAKE MEN. It is cut in the pattern of a suit jacket, but completely deconstructed, and made of linen and cotton that is light and breathable, yet with enough texture to keep it interesting.

Think of it as having all the perks of wearing a shirt, but none of the sloppiness.

Bryan Teo, 31, Co-founder of Omitir wears a linen and cotton jacket, and wool jumpsuit, both by ISSEY MIYAKE MEN; cotton pullover by Uniqlo U; leather shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo.

This article was first published in the print edition of Esquire Singapore, April 2017.