Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Nothing beats the durability and comfort of a finely weaved twill jacket, especially when its well tailored and cast in this sexy black hue. The gents at Commonwealth Proper (CMMP) have really pushed the proverbial envelope by creating this great looking version of a traditional men's wear staple.

The sartorial term blazer originated with the red 'blazers' of the Lady Margaret Boat Club (1825), the rowing club of St. John's College, Cambridge. The Lady Margaret club jackets were termed blazers because of the bright red cloth; the term survived the original red coat, most blazers today are either blue or black. Although, the first blazers were more like sports jackets, the term sports jacket was never used to refer to them, instead the term sports jacket was only used to describe jackets worn by sports men during various land-based sport activities.

Over the years, the blazer has taken on a traditional role in ivy leaf universities and corporate boardrooms, but now the gentlemen at Commonwealth Proper with their "fly" black version have made it acceptable for a Friday night on South Street or a Saturday morning stroll through Rittenhouse Square.

The quality of the jacket's twill weave and sturdy stitching ensures that it will endure the harshness of fall and early winter weather; in addition, its lightness and unlined interior make it great for layering with vests, denim jackets and heavy wool sweaters. Finally, its natural shoulder with no padding give it a good comfortable feel around the shoulders and back; while the canvas backing of the collar and reinforcement of the lapels give it the perfect stiffness for a flipped up silhouette.

Don't make hast, you can buy them  at their new location at 1839 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa or get it online @, the jackets also come in green and gray colors.

About the Company:

We are a menswear label based in Philadelphia offering men’s made-to-measure and ready-to-wear clothing and the sartorial advice that accompanies it. All of our garments are made, by heart and hand, in the U.S. by the country’s best tailors. It is our dedication to understanding each client’s needs, tastes and lifestyle that allows us to provide the right recommendations on what to wear and how to wear it. Look Sharp, Die Proper.

Pictures Courtesy of Commonwealth Proper

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