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Isaora Tech Blazer and Vest

Japanese materials form an ultralight blazer and insulated vest for a tech-driven twist on the traditional sport coat

by Josh Rubin in Style on 02 April 2012

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Always one to challenge the norm in lifestyle and performance outerwear, NYC-based Isaora has once again taken a conventional piece and transformed it into something truly their own. With the 2.5-Layer Tech Blazer with removable Pertex Insulated Vest Isaora reworks the traditional sport coat for a tech-driven alternative. The unique construction of the combination piece calls on multiple innovative Japanese fabrics for an incredibly lightweight and highly waterproof foundation.

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The blazer itself is constructed of a 8,000mm waterproof, breathable nylon that makes for a matte texture and color, loaning the blazer a uniquely futuristic look. In a good way. The underlying vest is made of a nearly transparent ultralight Pertex ripstop with PerimaLoft ONE 40g insulation and Aquaguard waterproof zippers—a simple design touch we're always happy to see. The ultralight material and soft coloring makes the vest sleek enough to be worn on its own, while the modest bit of insulation is both impressively warm and comfortable.

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Snapping together with more than a handful of snaps throughout the yoke and flank of each piece, the intriguing blazer and vest make for a definite statement piece that's sure to ease the transition from winter to spring. The 2.5-Layer Tech Blazer and Pertex Insulated Vest are made in NYC with Japanese materials and are now available separately or together online from Isaora. The combo sells for $469 while the blazer and vest can be found individually for $289 and $199, respectively.

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