140011-163ProductJersey Flannel Blazer
Unconstructed tailoring is used to create relaxed and easy-to-wear
blazers or coats. It has no lining except for the sleeves, so you can
see all of the seams on the inside. For this reason, the seams are
binded – a sign of quality and craftsmanship.
These types of pieces also have fused details like the hem, collar and inside lapel. Fusing is when a thin layer of fabric is seamlessly attached to the back of the blazer fabric in order to provide support and structure.
Cotton, cotton blends and wool are typical materials used for this construction method. For both men’s and women’s pieces, unconstructed tailoring offers a casual and natural silhouette for everyday use.
Flannel is a durable yet soft work-wear fabric that has been around for
hundreds of years. It was made to insulate people from cold, wet weather
– and its comfort and versatility have made it a classic.
Resourceful Welsh or Scottish people (its exact origins are unknown) created flannel as an inexpensive way to endure the elements. It was made by hand-carding or brushing wool fabrics on both sides. Carding breaks up the individual fibres and pulls them into a tight web for a texture soft enough to be worn against the skin, yet dense enough to retain heat and repel damp conditions.
When mass production made flannel cheap and readily available, it soared in popularity in Europe and the U.S. Soon flannel – particularly in plaid – became the rugged symbol of working men and women.