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The Vittorio is an unstructured sportcoat that combines our signature athletic cut with Luigi Bianchi Mantova's world-class soft tailoring and flawless Neapolitan shoulder construction. Completely unlined, the internal construction is beautifully finished inside and out. The Vittorio features mother of pearl buttons, a classic two-button stance, gently rolling lapels, open patch pockets and double rear vents.
This particular model is crafted in an absolutely gorgeous blend of 62% virgin wool and 38% silk. A solid tweed jacket crucial for every man's wardrobe, but this stands out from the pack in several ways. The cloth is woven in Italy and dyed a deep midnight blue tone. It's easily worn and as versatile as a traditional navy jacket, but the color tone is different enough to be distinctive. With its donegal plain weave, small flecks of ivory and pearl grey appear throughout the surface.
Outside of this fabric's color and complexity, the wool-silk blend imparts some notable characteristics. The hand is incredibly soft, and this jacket would wear comfortably over a short-sleeve polo or tee. There is absolutely no coarseness against your skin. It's also significantly lighter in weight than the typical tweed. It's still warm enough to be a proper Fall/Winter piece in cold climates, but significantly more wearable in more temperate regions due to this fabric mix.
Unstructured jackets are a wonderful option when you want to wear a sportcoat and aren't constrained by excessively formal dress-codes. They give the wearer a natural look, full freedom of movement, and open the wearer up to a variety of pairings.
By removing the interior lining and shoulder pads, the jacket sits almost like an overshirt or cardigan, rather than a suit jacket. This soft construction makes for great comfort combined. This, combined with its slightly casual appearance, lends a more natural silhouette to the wearer. Think of it as lowering the sportcoat to a less formal level or, conversely, elevating your casual attire to a higher standard.
The Vittorio's shape and precise lapel roll is achieved by a German tropical-weight interlining that provides integrity without defining structure structure. An unstructured, yet not shapeless jacket is the key. Luigi Bianchi Mantova is justifiably famous for its soft-shouldered construction. Each and every piece wears as lightly as a shirt without sacrificing the elegance and polish of fine tailoring.
About Luigi Bianchi Mantova
Luigi Bianchi Mantova has been setting the standard for Italian tailoring for four generations. Each jacket is manufactured in Mantova, Italy, where Luigi Bianchi opened his first shop in 1911. Every piece is exquisitely manufactured from top-shelf fabrics in timeless shapes, with a flawless fabrication honed by over a hundred years of practice. Luigi Bianchi Mantova's soft-shouldered jackets are effortless to wear and feel like a second skin -- and they're built to last. Your Epaulet x Luigi Bianchi Mantova is sure to be a favorite for years to come.
Measurements & Sizing
Note: All measurements are shown in inches. "Chest" is measured from one armpit seam to the other. "Sleeves" is measured from the shoulder seam to the end of the cuff. "Shoulder" is measured from one shoulder seam to the other. "Length" is measured from the base of the rear collar to the bottom of the garment.
The Vittorio Sportcoat is true to size and generally consistent with our in-house Epaulet shirts. The size chart below illustrates how they match up. This is an approximation, as tailored clothing can't be cut identically to shirting. Generally, most customers who wear an Epaulet medium will get a solid fit in a 38 jacket. However, if your Epaulet shirt fits you very slim, or you have broad shoulders for your build, then we recommend ordering the next size up. The fit in the shoulders is crucial - the chest and body can easily be taken in if need be.
Please note that each jacket has approximately 1 inch of seam allowance in the sleeves that can be let out, and 1 inch of seam allowance in the chest and body. Many customers will find this to have a great fit "off the rack." However, it's common for a proper sportcoat to require a little bit of tailoring to fit exactly right. This is a solid item and you'll find that quality tailoring is worth the investment.
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