Culling inspiration from Gotland—a rather magical sounding island in Northern Scandinavia that is home to expansive sandy beaches, fancy yachts and ample sunshine—J.Lindeberg’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection offers some updated classics designed with the traveling man in mind. This comes through very literally in the Concord Travel Wool blazer with hidden internal pockets for carrying all your documents and communications gadgetry. Japanese laser-cut fabrics boast moisture repellent and transporting membrane technologies which we assume should keep errant glugs of coffee and beer from wrecking your day at the airport. The knitwear, meanwhile, uses techniques native to the island, where cashmeres, cottons and light wools bear symbolic patterns.
What do we like best? For some reason the green lining hinted at in the blazer pictured above keeps catching our eyes. The suede bomber jacket with the cargo pockets in front looks like a fun one for filling up and walking about in. Those extra blazer buttons on the khaki job also give a subtle bit of nautical flare. Overall the collection strikes us versatile and a tiny bit daring, which is usually a good combo.
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