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Trotter Sport Coat


Ikiré Jones is an apparel company that marries African aesthetics with artistic influences from across the globe. The company's founders, designer/afrobeat musician Walé Oyéjidé and musician/bespoke tailor Sam Hubler, possess a zeal for creating beautiful things that sit to the left of what’s accepted as the status quo. Jones' tagline, 'clothing for adventurous people' makes perfect sense once you see the Trotter ($450), a wool-cashmere blend sport coat made in Philadelphia. Each piece is custom designed, offering structured and unstructured options. (While structured blazers rely upon a single piece of canvas to provide clean lines and prolonged durability, unstructured design offers a light, form-fitting shell with lined sleeves.) Pairing the Glen Check pattern with Kente Cloth accents is an eye-catching, if unexpected twist. Even as the founders proclaim their designs may not be widely accepted by everyone, rest assured that they will be fiercely embraced by a special few.