Ring Jacket, the most cosmopolitan suiting brand out there right now, has Japanese roots and an Italian-American pedigree which means the fabric is fetish-worthy and the tailoring is flawless. The shocking part? The suits, now sold in the states, cost way less than you’d think. For years now, Japanese designers have re-invigorated and improved classic American styles with a fanatical attention to detail and historical accuracy. At the moment, the Osaka label Ring Jacket, with its take on Neapolitan tailoring, is the one that has American suit nerds all worked up. But it turns out this white-hot label was actually founded 60-plus years ago.
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