I once wrote that the Epaulet in-house collection is so consistently good, that “I could (and would) happily outfit myself with it, and it alone, if the opportunity ever arose to do so.” Months later, and the statement remains as true as ever. Boasting an impeccable pedigree (handmade from moisture-resistant Irish tweed by expert tailors in NYC’s garment district), killer fit (I’ve tried it on, and it really is perfect), and insanely reasonable price (well under $400), their new Donegal Tweed Desmond Sportcoat is not only a stellar take on a wardrobe staple, but also an incredible deal. Details include genuine horn buttons from Germany, slanted flap pockets, tonal paisley acetate lining, double vent in the rear and light gray melton wool under the collar, so you can pop that mutha, should the urge strike you. And given how good the jacket looks and feels, I wouldn’t be surprised if it does. Looks like I have yet another reason to jettison all other brands from my closet – not that I mind.
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