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60/30 Big Blazer

60/30 Big Blazer

A loose cut blazer done right in our 60/30 Cloth. The fabric is clean and durable with a four-way stretch. The cut is loose, single breasted, unstructured and a joy to wear.

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Story
We're not supposed to say things like this, but this is really the "understanding Armani" blazer. Something got into our heads and a handful of us here got obsessed with Armani's early tailoring, so we set about trying to understand why.

Maybe it's a rebellion thing. These are not the sport coats we are supposed to like, big and drapey, like a pajama crossed with a suit. But back in the early 80's these were revolutionary, Basquiat would paint in them and Richard Gere wore them to gigolo fame.

As materialists, the fabrics were both easy and difficult to understand. Armani was one of the very first to expertly use the superfine wools of the microns we now use for our t-shirts. We've long thought these beautifully soft wools were better suited for close to body wear, in coats they might feel great, but lack durability and structure. If we were going to experiment with this shape and form we needed to do it with our own fabrics and materiality. What would happen when we took that early 80s shape and recast in our 60/30 Cloth?

Make no mistake, this a big blazer. Big, oversized shoulders, single breasted with a modest notched lapel and long front with welt pockets and no flaps. Unstructured with a single vent and two buttons (but they never did seem to button their jackets at all in the images of that era). The buttons are real horn and custom made for us in Italy. The jet dyed four-way stretch fabric ages and fades beautifully, so be aware this is a blazer for those who like their clothing to take on character and not stay looking brand new. The cut is not for everyone, but on the right character it's flawless. A particular garment, made to be worn.
Fabric
60/30 Cloth Logo
We call this fabric 60/30 Cloth in homage to the fabric that Sierra Design named their killer 60/40 Parkas after. Back in 1968, George Marks and Bob Swanson honed in on a 58% cotton, 42% nylon blend fabric as the ideal balance of handfeel, durability, water resistance and breathability. They rounded the numbers to 60/40 for marketing purposes and went on to make the iconic jacket of 1970's era hiking and camping.

We wanted to find something that could offer not only the handfeel of a classic cotton twill and durability of a hiking parka, but also a four-way stretch for true freedom of movement - something that’s simple yet suited for the grit and motion of real life. The result is our best demonstration of invisible technology in action. Our combination of 64% cotton, 29% micro-denier nylon and 7% elastane keeps the familiar look and feel of cotton while boasting the strength of nylon and the stretch of elastane. A "self-cleaning" NanoSphere® treatment tops it off to give the fabric extra water and dirt resistance as well as quick drying properties.

Then we rounded the numbers off like Marks and Swanson and the Outlier 60/30 Cloth was born. It’s a durable, breathable material you’ll want to wear every day.
Details
  • 60/30 Big Blazer
  • Made with 60/30 Cloth
  • Woven by Schoeller in Switzerland
  • 64% Cotton, 29% Nylon, 7% Elastane
  • 325gsm
  • Four-way stretch twill weave
  • NanoSphere "self-cleaning" treatment
  • Light dirt resistance
  • Light water resistance
  • Quick drying
  • Loose fit
  • Unstructured construction
  • Two front welt pockets
  • Notch collar lapel
  • Single vent back
  • One inside chest pocket
  • Two front buttons
  • Four functional sleeve buttons
  • Custom horn buttons made in Italy
  • Dry clean only, low iron if needed
  • Made in New York City with Swiss Fabric
  • Sizing

    Loose fit.


    Please refer to the table below for garment's exact measurements.

    Garment measurement illustration
    Garment measurements in inches, measured flat
    Size XS S M L XL
    Shoulder 18.5 19 19.5 20 20.5
    Length high shoulder to bottom 30.75 31.38 32 32.63 33.25
    Sleeve length CENTER BACK TO CUFF 34 34.5 35 35.5 36
    Body Measurement Illustration
    Body measurements in inches
    Size XS S M L XL
    Chest 34 36 38 40 42
    Colors
    “Earth

    Earth Taupe

    “Warm

    Warm Gray

    Black Navy

    Black Navy