Jacket Required

By Brenda Shafer
Photography by Lanewood Studio on location at The Westin

Casual Fridays have turned into casual every day for many offices. But that doesn’t mean a man can’t dress to impress or that suits no longer have their place. These local retailers and tailors show that even for a more casual look, sometimes a jacket is still required.

William Jones wearing slacks, a button up, a tie, and a Hardwick sport coat


William Jones 

wearing Hardwick

Lightweight flannel slacks and a blue cotton button up form a neutral, textured background for a festive pheasant tie. Completed by a subtle herringbone-patterned sport coat, William’s outfit fuses patterns and colors with perfect cohesion.


Modern fit brown herringbone tweed wool sport coat. 100% super 110’s worsted wool flannel slacks in a rich charcoal, fabric from Reda, tailored in Cleveland, Tennessee.

Miguel Morales wearing a Bruce Baird three-piece suit

Miguel Morales  

outfitted by Bruce Baird

A well-tailored suit speaks for itself. In a modern, slim cut, Miguel’s ensemble, while sophisticated, maintains an informality with ankle-cut slacks and a white shirt with no tie.

Bruce Baird:

Three-piece Southwick suit in Summer Navy. Gambert hidden button down shirt. Seaward & Stearn pocket square.

Cameron Doody wearing a button up, jeans, and a Jeremy Asher structured sport coat

Cameron Doody 

wearing Jeremy Asher

Cameron effortlessly blends casual wear with a structured sport coat. The coat’s understated, brown gingham pattern is complemented by elegant details like pale blue lines in the weave, multi-colored button holes, and a paisley lining inside.

Jeremy Asher:

Brown gingham-patterned sport coat, made with Italian super 130’s wool from Reda.

James Brown wearing a button up shirt, slacks, and a Peter Millar unconstructed sport coat from yacoubian tailors


James Brown   

outfitted by Yacoubian Tailors

Anchored by a pale blue cotton shirt and light wool slacks, James Brown’s blue windowpane-patterned sport coat takes center stage.

Yacoubian Tailors:

Peter Millar unconstructed sport coat, made from wool, silk, and linen. 100% cotton Eton dress shirt. Zanella ultra tropical-weight wool pants.  Torino all-leather belt.  Peter Millar 100% linen pocket square.

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