Alexan­der Hascher

Ex­tols the virtues of the un­lined blazer

Portfolio - - PORTFOLIO IN THIS ISSUE - By Lili Li

“The clas­sic gen­tle­man’s wardrobe was based on the heavy Bri­tish suit, how­ever, we be­lieve that the suit is dead,” says Mr. Alexan­der Hascher, founder of Sacco, a prin­ci­pal pur­veyor of Neapoli­tan blaz­ers. “Long live the blazer!” he ex­claims.

Mr. Hascher says that the Bri­tish ar­mored suit has evolved into a light­weight soft Ital­ian jacket. “These blaz­ers have no lin­ing, shoul­der pads, or chest piece,” he adds.

Sacco jack­ets, which are sold in se­lect men’s cloth­iers, are im­ported from Naples, Italy. Made of hop­sack fab­ric by VBC, they are un­lined and un­struc­tured, mak­ing them a flex­i­ble an­chor piece for any wardrobe. A pip­ing in con­trast­ing color in­side the jacket, and corozo but­tons in front and at the end of the sleeves are among its se­cret hall­marks.

“Be­sides be­ing light­weight, an­other ad­van­tage of the Ital­ian blazer is that it comes in a wide range of col­ors – the bril­liant Colori di Napoli – al­low­ing you to cre­ate your own in­di­vid­ual look.

“You can mix and match this jacket with any type of out­fit. You can wear it with your de­signer sneak­ers, a pair of jeans or chi­nos, and a plain, V-neck t-shirt. Sim­ply put on the blazer to cre­ate your own style,” sug­gests Mr. Hascher.

It can also be worn over a shirt, light­weight trousers and leather shoes for a dressier look.

“And to com­plete your out­fit, as a fi­nal touch, sim­ply add a pocket square.”

Read the full in­ter­view with Alexan­der Hascher ex­clu­sively at www.port­fo­

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