October 01, 2010

Forget the “IT” bag. The new black is clothing that stands the test of time. And what's more indestructible than clothing made by a military uniform company? The Italian family USAI has made uniforms for the armed forces for more than 40 years; now they're bringing their top-notch workmanship and sartorial tradition to civilians in Italy and America. This wool jacket has a timeless appeal and exposed seaming that will please urban soldiers and travel warriors alike.

At $960, it is a bit pricey—but be assured it will be with you for years of
traveling the globe. Available at Julianne in Port Washington, New York(516-883-0678, no website) or via USAI's website.

Mimi Lombardo is Travel + Leisure's Fashion Director.

Photo by John Lawton.

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