Ike Behar has stepped into tailored clothing with a number of Sportcoats designed for the modern gentleman. How so?
For starters, they have a soft construction which is certainly the trend for sportcoats these days. As the workplace has become more casual, the days of coats with heavily padded shoulders are fading. And men want a coat that they can wear to work, and then to dinner or a bar afterwards, and these new coats fit that bill perfectly.
In addition, the interior of the jacket is certainly not your granddad’s coat. Rather than the traditional inside breast pockets and a lower pocket, the "Traveler" model coats feature one standard breast pocket, and on the other side is a buttoned-up cell phone/eyeglass pocket and an earbud loop for your MP3 player or iPhone earbuds to rest comfortably. It also features two lower zippered pockets for those items you can’t risk losing (i.e. passport).
All of the coats are made in Italy, and feature a high-stance 2-button, notch lapel model with side vents. While we show them in U.S. sizes, they are based on European sizes (50R = 40 Regular, 52R = 42 Regular, etc.), so expect a slightly trimmer cut than a typical American sportcoat.