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If you follow me on Twitter or Tumblr, you already know that I’ve been on something of a blazer kick recently. And if not? Well, I’ve been on something of a blazer kick recently. And it’s still going.

This guy from Wings + Horns looks like a pretty fantastic option for spring/summer. Linen is one of the best fabrics you can rock when the mercury starts creeping into the upper register, and the minimal structure of the piece means less fabric, less bulk, and more breeze. For me, comfort is king in in the warmer months (I’m a miserable fuck when I’m overheated), so the components and construction here are absolutely crucial.

The styling is on point, too. I’m digging the welted, slanted chest pockets and the eight-button cuff. Neither are particularly functional, and both veer clear off the “classic” track, but in what’s shaping up to be the season of “All-Italian-Everything,” it’s a good way to set oneself off a little bit.

And yes: It’s pretty short. But I don’t advocate going anywhere near formal with this, so it’s not a problem in my book. Top it off with a darker khaki hue that’s as well suited to a rugged vibe as it is to a tailored one, and you’re good to go.

Available now at Need Supply for $390. Not cheap, but considering the type of piece and the maker, I was actually a little surprised the price tag didn’t come in even higher.

A steal? I’ll leave that to you. But if you want it, best move quick. These things never last long before folks scoop ‘em up for their own (possibly nefarious?) purposes.

—Jonathan

(Images courtesy of Need Supply)

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Portland’s Bridge & Burn recently released their S/S 11 collection, and amongst a very solid range of outerwear options, there’s a whole slew of mid-weight jackets in olive and khaki.

Considering I’m pretty well obsessed with both shades this spring, I view this as a very welcome development. Any one of the picks here would be a great addition to the wardrobe for the next few months (for me, or for you—take your pick).

The prices are worthy of note, as well. Everything here is between $145 and $175. Not bad at all.

Well played to the line’s designer and good friend of the blog, Erik Prowell. Another great collection.

Click on through to Bridge & Burn’s online shop to pick something up for yourself. And while you’re there, be sure to check out the new line of shirting (lots of summer plaids), as well as the fantastic lineup of goods for the ladies.

—Jonathan

(Images courtesy of Bridge & Burn)

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