Sapeur's Pinstripe Blazer
We're going to discuss that most shallow of all things—appearance.
La Sape is a Congolese movement with Parisian origins. It quite literally translates to the society of "elegance" and "ambiance-makers."
You haven't truly realized the power of appearance until you see a man of modest means walk down the street of a war-torn shanty town in his tropical wool suit, silk tie, and bowler. Items he may have purchased instead of a home. To say Beau Brummell would approve is an understatement.
Sapeurs hold attitude, individualism, and status through dress in the highest regard. They consider it to be the difference between existing and living. It begs the question…
What makes something worthy of la Sape?
The Sapeur's Pinstripe Blazer (No. 6577). Impeccably crafted for 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century dandyism. Exceptional Tollegno mill 260-gram tropical wool with 1% elastane for a perfect balance of performance and polish. Three-pocket design with pick stitching throughout. Soft shoulder and half-lined body for an unstructured but flattering fit. Contrasting oxford fabric at the interior welts and undercollar. Faux horn buttons. Poplin Bemberg sleeve lining. Offered in a subtle grey pinstripe on dark navy ground. Cocky, charismatic, comfortable, and cool. Imported.
*Model is 6' 1" and is wearing a size 40 blazer.