New York pinstripe power suits: Pass.
LA beach gear as office wear: No, thank you.
We require our own thing.
And we found it: not too Wall Street, not too woke-up-like-this. This is your just-right suit: smart, refined, and equally appropriate for a working lunch and the drinks that follow a long day behind a desk.
We just want clothes that look good and wear well, requiring as little time as possible to maintain and as much ease-of-wear as possible.
And most of all, we don't want to spend all day waiting to get home to change.
We're talking about a jacket made from a wool-linen mix, constructed to respond to temperature fluctuations without adding unnecessary weight.
There's a little bit of stretch courtesy of lycra, because life requires it.
And the bona fides behind the tailoring are solid: Each jacket is hand-stitched by a fourth-generation family firm in Portugal.
If you buy one suit this season, make it this one. Fair warning: The pre-order window closes in five days, so hop to it.