Barena at Très Bien Shop

Mar 30, 2011

Been a lot of talk around the internet lately about unlined soft-shouldered jackets; personally I favor the Venetian brand Barena. Previously mentioned on Sartorially Inclined (so I'll spare the brand introduction, which can also be found on their official site), the brand has a longstanding history steeped in tradition, and it shows in their tailoring. Earlier this month, Très Bien Shop received a shipment of slim-fitting cotton jackets in a small assortment of styles and fabric varieties. As far as tailored jackets go, these are pretty affordable for the caliber of craftsmanship, and their quality and timeless style should provide years worth of wear.

The Brida jacket comes in soft pepita check (gingham) cotton with blonde horn buttons and features a two-button closure, single vent back, and flap patch pockets.
The next cotton jacket is actually blended with 10% cupro to give it a smoother, more substantial hand. The tailoring is essentially the same as the Brida jacket, albeit in a solid beige.
The chambray jacket is probably the most casual and contemporary fabric of the two-button jackets. Same tailoring as the Brida jacket, but with darker horn buttons and blue cotton chambray.
The piquet jackets are apparently inspired by classic hunting jackets with their shoulder patches and flap chest pockets. They also feature a three-button closure, flap bellow pockets, single vent back and darker horn buttons.The soft piquet cotton is the same fabric most polo shirts are made of; a perfect, substantial yet breathable fabric for the warmer months swiftly approaching. The juxtaposition of contrasting fabric and style make this the most contemporary jacket style available.
The Toppa Billo jacket comes in your traditional navy, but the cotton is blended with 3% XLA a stretchable synthetic fabric. The dressiest of the jacket styles, it's still casual enough for weekend wear due to the fabric content, patch pockets, and single vent back. As with the pique jackets, it also sports a three-button closure of darker horn buttons.
The jacket prices range from $380 to $425, keep in mind when browsing that all orders outside of the E.U. receive 20% off.

3 comments:

Anonymous

Why are you a blogger? You really sound like you don't know shit about clothing.

Nicolas Lazaro

sup anon
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Stray

I've become such a fan of the unstructured soft shoulders Barena blazers that I bought all the styles except they ran out of sizes for the piquet jackes. They are really comfortable and easy to wear. One of my best investments in years!

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