TM Lewin Antonio Jacket Review – Best of British And Italian

From smart dinners, Sunday lunches, strolling around in the country or sloping around in Mayfair, it’s perfectly versatile.

Happy to see TM Lewis and Moss Brothers offering a great range of suits, casual jackets and trousers with renowned Italian design houses such as Zegna, Vitale Barberis Canonico and, recently, from TM Lewis, the Antonio jacket with cloth produced by Italian manufacturer Tessuti de Sondrio, who began production back in the second half of the 1800s, when the Swiss industrialists Spelty and Keller set up a spinning mill in Sondrio to expand into northern Italy.

I really like the Antonio jacket’s mix of materials: cotton and linen, which means it is light and breathable for the Spring and Summer. It is reminiscent of a tweed jacket from some angles, but has a great modern sports jacket silhouette which means it doesn’t look old fashioned (tweed looks a bit of a caricature on a man in his 20s or 30s – even more so if in an unstructured and ill fitting shape).