Light-weight, effortless, cool-wearing, and perfect for completing any summer look, the unstructured jacket should be a staple of every Aussie wardrobe.

You may have the heard the terms 'unstructured' or 'unlined' when shopping around for suit jackets. If you're a little confused that's perfectly understanable.

While it's not particularly important that you know the ins and outs of the unstructured method of jacket construction, you will benefit from knowing how this form of tailoring can help you suit up over the warmer months while keeping cool and comfortable.

By no means does unstructured mean ill-fitting. With summer already showing us what's it's capable of, the idea of even wearing a jacket may seem redundant and uncomfortable.

Summer doesn't need to be a time where we put our suits into storage... Enter the unstructured jacket.

 


SO WHAT EXACTLY IS AN UNSTRUCTURED JACKET?

Think of your favourite suit jacket and then remove the interior lining, shoulder pads, and the canvassing. The result lends itself to more freedom of movement, a more casual appearance, and a more natural silhouette for its owner.

However the ultimate benefit of opting for an unstructured jacket is that once you've said goodbye to the the lining the jacket will wear much cooler. Lining tends to trap heat, and without it your summer commute or lunch in the sun will be much more comfortable.

 


STYLING YOUR UNSTRUCTURED LOOK

Going to a smart casual lunch with the in-laws or a date on a hot summers night? The most effortless way to dress up a pair of jeans and your favourite basic white tee is with a sports coat.

When selecting fabric’s try to find a linen and wool blend. The linen will help the jacket breathe and the wool will give the coat more integrity to avoid the dreaded wrinkling. Effectively you're taking the best attributes of both fibres.

 


WANT TO LEARN MORE?

George & King can tailor your very own custom made unstructured jacket using any of our 2,500+ fabrics.

Book an obligation free fitting to check out the fabrics and get measured up.

 

Credits — Photos (in order of use): ‘Relaxation & Meditation‘ by Jenn Kahalau Photography. CC BY-ND 4.0.