The traditional safari jacket can be a bit fussy. Caught somewhere between a trench coat, an M-65 and a high-brow chore coat, they’re usually outfitted with things like epaulets, a belt, expandable button down pockets, and a slightly longer length, all of which can add up to a bit of a mess. But thankfully, Kaptain Sunshine’s Belted Safari Light Jacket is a take on the safari with a more modern approach and a healthy dose of restraint.
Their Japanese-made, 100% Giza cotton version is cleaned up by the removal of any closures and fasteners beyond the belt, providing a nice, minimal look. That’s right, no epaulets, no front closure, and no buttons at the pockets on this one, making for a far less fussy, far more focused design.
The shuttle loomed weave, unlined design, open collar, and front that will naturally never be more than half-closed all provide for a breathable, warm weather layer that’s now more easy-breezy than perhaps any safari jacket before.
Available for $340 at Namu.