The Obtainer - 4/22/24, Monday

The Obtainer

April 22nd Edition

Presented by

Presented by

Cory Ohlendorf

If it’s been a minute since you pulled on a double-breasted jacket, don’t let its classic reputation keep you from enjoying it in new and modern (read: casual) ways.

- Cory Ohlendorf, Editor in Chief ⋯ @coryohlendorf


The New Essentials

Double or Nothing

When you're looking to add an instant shot of swank and swagger to your outfit, throwing on a blazer is one of the easiest ways to accomplish this. But if you want to take it to the next level, opt for a double-breasted jacket. These are jackets that instantly convey you know what you're doing and that you take your personal style seriously. Because these are jackets that go the extra mile—a blazer with cajones, if you will.

It's an old-school style, of course. When it comes to men's jackets, the double-breasted option has been in and out of fashion a lot. It first emerged in Victorian times, originating from sailing apparel (think of the classic pea coat), the jackets were originally considered a more casual alternative to the single-breasted style. But as time went on, and fabric got pricier, the style became more refined. Once the favorite of '80s Wall Street bankers, the six-button jacket took a backseat to narrow, single-breasted styles for a while but has since been picked up by creative types and A-listers with enviable style—dudes like Ryan Gosling, Austin Butler, Lewis Hamilton and Paul Mescal. This makes sense because there's something about a double-breasted jacket that says “I'm living large but also chill”.

And as tailoring trends lean into a looser silhouette, with more space to relax into, the time is right to pull on a double-breasted jacket. It could be worn by itself—over a proper shirt, of course, but also with a simple tee or knit polo—with jeans or some nice trousers. Or you could opt for a matching jacket and pants combo and make it a suit, ready for nights out on the town or all those summer weddings you're currently RSVPing to. That's the real beauty of the double-breasted style. It can be all things for any occasion. If you want it to be dressed up, just fasten the button and straighten your tie. If you want a more louche vibe, then let it waft open and have a good time. Despite its formal heritage, these modern interpretations of the double-breasted suit can hit these different frequencies. You might even say it's twice as fun as a regular jacket.

Our Picks

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A pared-down version of a classic houndstooth jacket. No padding, no hot lining, only relaxed, rakish charm.

Linen-silk sport coat,
$798 / $314 by Todd Snyder

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This nylon take is a modern interpretation that's ideal for warm weather and easy to travel with.

Cotton-nylon jacket,
$598 / $420 by rag & bone

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Relaxed Italian style, cut from airy cotton with an unstructured profile to keep it appropriately lightweight.

Unstructured cotton blazer,
$820 by Barena

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A casual version, made from vintage military-inspired cotton that's been washed for extra softness.

Cotton Bedford blazer,
$295 by Alex Mill

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Ask The Obtainer

I need a case for my AirPods, but I want it to be understated and maybe leather? Who makes the best one that’s not prohibitively expensive?

- William

I think, for your money, you can’t beat Nomad’s leather cases. They come in a range of leathers (including hardwearing Horween) and colors, for very reasonable prices. It’s got a straightforward and simple design, comes with a protective microfiber lining and also allows the charging light to shine through. If you want something a little fancier, MAISON de SABRÉ offers pebbled leather cases that can monogrammed. And if you want a leather case that has a handy carabiner clip, Native Union makes really good ones, too.

Black Horween leather case,
$40 / $30 by Nomad

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Treat Her to Something Lasting

Flannel-lined waxed trucker jacket, $298 by Flint and Tinder

Your mother doesn't ask for much, right? But she’s someone who appreciates things that are made to last and crafted with care. So treat her to something useful, something that elevates her everyday experience and something built to last. These are the kind of wares that Huckberry is great at sourcing, from small indie makers to respected global lifestyle brands. From the latest grooming tech and a high-end fragrance to a comfortable jacket that will get better over the years, here's just a taste of what they've got on offer this year for Mom.


La Sirena robe,
$168 by California Cowboy


Avocado vase, $50 by Ilex Studio


Rose Atlantic fragrance, $210 by D.S. & Durga


TheraFace PRO facial treatment device, $399 by Therabody


Waffle weave bath towel bundle,
$156 by Onsen


Browse Huckberry’s full gift options for Mother’s Day »

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Smart Buys

The sales and discounts our team is currently watching.

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This watch is actually a re-issue of a timepiece from the 1960s, complete with automatic movement and a screwdown see-through caseback. Grab it while it’s marked down.

$525 / $393.75
by Seiko


These UNIQLO U tees offer an elevated take on a classic crewneck, with an oversized silhouette in a soft jersey fabric. And now they’re less than ten bucks.

$29.90 / $9.90


The brand’s best-selling performance chino is now available in a short with the perfect five-inch inseam. And bonus, they’re marked down to just $30.

$75 / $30
by Everlane


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