Boglioli Sport Coats & Blazers
The Boglioli family earned their reputation for innovative, stylish design more than 100 years ago as tailors in Gambara, Italy. It was not long before they gained quite a following, and the Bogliolis soon found great success producing clothing—especially their flagship sport coats—on a wider scale.
The drive for innovation is a family trait, and in the 1990s the Bogliolis rededicated their focus exclusively to their own brand. They established a signature style of deconstructed elegance and meticulous tailoring that is now synonymous with the family name. The now-iconic Boglioli K-Jacket represented a watershed moment for not just the brand, but also for men’s fashion in general. It was the first time anyone had perfected the two characteristics that would become Boglioli’s signature: the unstructured design and the garment washing process.
Prior to the Boglioli K-Jacket, the unstructured sport coat—now a hallmark of men’s fashion—had been attempted but never mastered. With no padding or lining to hide tailoring mistakes, the production process allows no room for error. The K-Jacket is a testament to Boglioli’s technical mastery, and its natural fit made possible a stylishly at-ease look that is as appealing now as it was then. Boglioli’s other signature, the garment washing process, was an innovative way to relax a fabric and give it a vintage effect—the perfect complement for the K-Jacket’s easygoing distinction. In some sense, the garment washing process itself is an act of blithely louche style; there’s a wonderfully Gatsby-esque sort of decadence in taking the world’s finest materials and running them through the wash to relax them a bit. It’s a nice reminder not to take things too seriously.