8 Secrets Of A Great Summer Sport Coat Or Blazer – Gentleman's Gazette


Many many believe that as long as they felt lightweight suit jackets, they’re ready for summer but that’s not true. Basically, we have 8 core principles that are important for a summer sport coat.

1. Start with the right weight.
— lighter fabrics insulate less and feel cooler. However, if your fabric is too light, you will have lots of wrinkles, it will look bad and you have to find the right balance. Overall, about 8 to 9 ounces or 240 – 270 grams is a good start a weight because it will give you a drape.

2. Remember weight is not everything, The weave is even more important.
— The weave of a jacket is extremely important because if it’s tightly woven, it will breathe less and in order to feel cool you want to have as much air flow as possible.
— A great open weave fabric is a so called fresco fabric because when you stand you can really feel every wind and it makes you feel cool.
— In order to determine if your fabric is open weave or closed, one good way to do it is actually hold it against the light source, like a light bulb and look through it and an open weave fabric is so open you could almost read a book through it or some text in a magazine versus a tightly woven fabric is so that you cannot really read anything through it.

3. Opt for texture.
— Unlike suits, sport coats are meant to be worn in a more casual environment.
— You want the garment to be relaxed, distinctly different from the suit jacket. Basically, you will be well dressed without being overdressed and texture is a really great way to help you achieve that.
— In order to get texture, you want coarse weaves and yarns that are slightly irregular you get some knobs. F

4. Go with unlined jackets (fully unlined or half lined)
— The open weave of your fabric is not enough because you have a second layer of fabric inside your jacket which is the lining. Linings are typically made from viscose, bemberg cupro or sometime silk which are all natural fibers or based on cellulose which is a natural fiber and they’re very lightweight however, the weave is so tight that it restricts airflow.

5. Select the sewn interlining also known as canvas.
— Basically, when you have a piece of fabric, it’s two dimensional flat, in order to keep it in a certain shape, three dimensional around your chest, you have to fixate the interlining to the outer fabric and connect them.

6. Go with a bold pattern.
— When you have an open weave fabric, what happens is you can see through one way but also the other way and you don’t want people to see what you’re wearing on the inside or if you have a pen in your pocket. So ideally, a bold pattern a- makes sure you look very differnt from business men but also it helps to make your garment not see through.

7. Embrace strong colors
— What’s also important is you never want solids, you also want slightly mottled colors. Basically, you can be as creative as you want, maybe red or orange or something turquoise. All these colors can work and it depends on how comfortable you are and how strong they are.

8. Choose a single breasted jacket and pay attention to details
— make sure that you either have patch pockets on your chest, on your side and you can also have details like a center pleat in the back or like shooting pleats, you can have angled pockets, maybe contrasting color or a little colored tab.
— As far as accessories go, in summer sport coats, I prefer to wear bow ties when it’s hot because it doesn’t drape all the way along my body which can oftentimes insulate and make you feel warmer than you have to be. If you want to wear a tie, I suggest you go with knit ties because they have a very open weave and they let the air go through.
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  1. TenaciousTimGaming on February 23, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    It is always very exciting when you release a new video, especially one that is very applicable to me! I’m in the market for a summer sport coat. Might I say that your outfit in this video was very sharp, I would love to have something just like it. Do you have any recommendations for nice summer sport coats that aren’t bad quality but aren’t ridiculously expensive? Thank you Raphael!

  2. Gentleman's Gazette on February 23, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Jack, yes it is very fitting indeed. For some reason, I cannot reply directly to your comments. Maybe you have to change some settings…

  3. Ouija on February 23, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    I like your format and you use your time effective to go into more detail than most channels.
    Have you done, or can you do something about suspenders? When to/not to wear them?

  4. Hector Villafuerte on February 23, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    What exactly is the coat at 09:55? I like it 🙂

  5. Christian LeBlanc on February 23, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    I lived in hot and humid South Carolina for 50 years. My opinion is half-lined is not detectably cooloer than fully-lined, but rarely looks as good.

  6. Jack Callahan on February 23, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    I always find it funny that your last name is Schneider. It is very fitting, don’t you think?

  7. Christian LeBlanc on February 23, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Hey, I have a double-breasted seersucker suit. You are right, it’s not as cool as single-breasted. But I do get more compliments.

  8. Gill Bai Ji on February 23, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    Ur videos r really informative.But I want to know how to tie a foregin knot.Videos r better than articles much much better.

  9. roger8654 on February 23, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Love the look in this video

  10. Umer Shah on February 23, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    best thing ever happened to youtube is this channel.
    I salute you man.You are so professional.
    Keep up the great work😀

  11. Ohiorichkid Ohiorichkid Beats on February 23, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    most of my h&m blazers are quarter lined/half lined very comfortable for the $60 price point

  12. MrTruthislight on February 23, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    Great info. Linen verses wool 4 summer?

  13. Ingo Marthaler on February 23, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    Very informativ! Very structured and clear explanation! Looking forward for more videos!

  14. Product Noel on February 23, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    This video is soooo much needed and great info. Thank Sir.

  15. endautrestermes on February 23, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    that outfit is sharp and fun, thanks for the inspiration.

  16. Mandeep Baweja on February 23, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    Why stylists recommend self tie bowtie over pretied? I know the answer, just want to confirm it 🙂

  17. Momo The Elder on February 23, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Good point about the lining. I never understood the logic of a linen jacket fully lined with polyester. Totally defeats the point of using linen in the first place.

  18. jay pines on February 23, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    you could’ve had more examples than showing your face.

  19. MK. Harvey on February 23, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    Salutation, what to wear on a formal event during summer?

  20. The Regular Guy Look on February 23, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    Thank you for the content, is very reassuring to know that someone else knows as much as I do about clothing. Keep the videos coming, many thanks. Louis USN(Ret).

  21. Me Too on February 23, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    Loved this video content! Would like to see some examples of what is a canvas versus have canvas but other than that this is great! Can you do a rehash of this video an updated one with a few more examples and also a colder season version of this video? Thanks

  22. DoctorPace007 on February 23, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    Where do you recommend getting a good summer blazer or suit?

  23. Robert Thompson on February 23, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    the point of attachment on the jacket you are wearing seems odd why is it raised above the shoulder?

  24. Bill Fang on February 23, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    I like the description of the full canvas.

  25. Ricky V on February 23, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Do you recommend Ermenegildo Zegna?

  26. P F on February 23, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    how come your site is called "fort belevedere"? a hometown or residence? or just a cool name?

  27. Wey on February 23, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Very detailed info & always on point. Thanks raphael! Cheers

  28. Jack Callahan on February 23, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Always a very informative video great job.

  29. mitsein on February 23, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Is the collar gap normal – such as at 8:47 – in summer jackets or unlined jacket? Just wondering.

  30. atopalian on February 23, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    what are some manufacturers that your recommend for summer sport coats?

  31. Lbmautos on February 23, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    I wonder what shoes he’s wearing?

  32. T Rock on February 23, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Very informative video with some really good tips. I live in central Florida and staying cool is a challenge.

  33. 1codcod on February 23, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    There’s a bit of a collar gap in your first jacket.

  34. x on February 23, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    It’s PeeWee Herman!

  35. Momo The Elder on February 23, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    light blue is a bit tricky for high contrast (dark hair light skin) individuals as it may make them look washed out – unless combined with a dark shirt or striped shirt and accessories.

  36. l 4 on February 23, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    you can tell he is totally passionate about men’s style and enjoys it, it makes the video so much more enjoyable.

  37. Bill Gardner on February 23, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    Just realized I own a shirt in that pattern that I have worn this summer. Great video as always.

  38. Yaki Kadafi on February 23, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    Brilliant video, it helped me choose my summer sport coat 🙂

  39. andygomez416 on February 23, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    Thank you for a good video and excellent tips. just what I was looking for as Im about to get a tailor jackets

  40. endautrestermes on February 23, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    love that shirt, so much punch and balance at the same time

  41. Ryan Owens on February 23, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Where in the world did you get your shirt? I must have one like it.

  42. Martin Grauer on February 23, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    Really enjoyed this video! I need to buy a new summer sport coat, so this was very helpful.

  43. TheRoshan on February 23, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    i’ve become mcuh more dressy these days, i no longer wear sneakers, only wear chelsea boots and if its too hot i wear boat shoes + shorts… in the cold winter i wear a peacoat, but for light spring jacket can I just use a sport coat since I do not like how most "spring jackets" look and my peacoat is too hot?

  44. Andjelkovic Jasmin on February 23, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    Good video Mr. Schneider!

  45. Karl Smith on February 23, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    What is the difference between a blazer jacket and a sports coat?

  46. Stephen Ferris on February 23, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    Where did you buy your Panama jacket? What kind of sport jackets do you recommend for me. I live in Vegas where it gets 100-117. What stores sell Gagliardi. I really want to try them on before I buy.

  47. Miles_Albus on February 23, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    I love the shirt you are wearing!! What brand is it?

  48. Zhenxin Ray Song on February 23, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    What an excellent lesson I learned from you! Thank you so much!

  49. Oliver Näsström on February 23, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    What do you think of Boglioli’s  Prince Of Wales sport coat with patch pockets?

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