The Best Corduroy Blazers Are Here Just in Time for Winter | The Manual | November 2019Your blazer rotation just got a whole lot more stylish — at least, that’s the case if you consider our picks for the best corduroy blazers. Gone are the days of the baggy, stuffy corduroy blazer worn quite literally by your undergrad professor. The best corduroy blazers this year are sharp and cut as cleanly as your favorite suit jacket or trusted navy blazer, yet with some cold weather-ready fabric to give it that extra edge. The casual, throwback-inspired nature of corduroy gives these jackets the ability to be dressed down (see: a henley and dark blue denim) or dressed up (see: a white Oxford shirt and navy chinos). The best part? There’s plenty of time left to pick up yours.
Haspel Corduroy Sport Coat
You’re investing in the best with the exquisitely tailored, heritage-quality corduroy sport coat shown here from Haspel, a brand that knows a thing or two about tailoring for all seasons.
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It's getting hot out there! The Haspel Brothers company, founded in New Orleans in 1909, designed this seersucker suit to help keep their customers cool in the 1950s. The company's founder, Joseph Haspel, originated the idea of making men's suits out of lightweight wash-and-wear cotton seersucker material, which ultimately led to seersucker becoming the quintessential southern man's warm-weather suit. A 1950s Haspel suit is one of the artifacts included in the exhibition "We Love You, New Orleans" in the Cabildo.
Men's seersucker suit, Haspel Brothers, Inc., ca. 1950. Gift of the Crawford Family, 1966.060.145a–b.
Every year in June, on a warm and sticky Thursday, senators arrive at work looking like they’ve come straight from the Kentucky Derby. Gone are the standard dark suits of the winter months. Instead, they wear seersucker.
Walking the halls of the Capitol, they project a sense of gentility and ease. Why yes, they seem to say, this fabric is 100 percent cotton. Why yes, it is extremely cool. Why yes, these tiny stripes, blue and white and vanishingly thin, kind of make your head spin. Now let’s all squeeze together for a bipartisan photo op.
Two native New Orleans brands have joined forces on the release of a capsule accessory collection paying tribute to all things Louisiana.
American tailored clothing brand Haspel has teamed up with accessories company NOLA Couture on a line of colorful silk ties, bow ties, and pocket squares featuring some of Louisiana’s favorite things like sugarcane, pelicans, catfish, the “Cajun Holy Trinity”, magnolias, iris, and strawberry prints. Pocket squares retail for $35, bow ties for $55, and neckties for $65.