No one ever accuses the world of funk and jive of being short on personality. Where it comes from and how it's expressed, now, that's another story. From back alley clubs to packed-house performances, the Kings and Queens of Jazz have long used tonal idiosyncrasies to stamp their name in the scale of a song. Technically known as a Blue Note, the technique involves artists' departure from the confines of natural music scales and the injection of dissonant, emphatic microtones. Whether it's a flat third, fifth, or seventh, you better believe that these notes were well-used tools in the sonic arsenal of the musical greats. How the notes were infused and incorporated, well, that's an artist's stylistic signature.
*Cue the horns* In a cacophonous crescendo, we're pleased to introduce Taylor Stitch's sartorial interpretation of the Blue Note: the Winslow and Hawkins Jackets. Although both have subtle features, immaculate design, and sustainably sourced textiles, they offer differing opportunities for expression. Between a blanket-lined Navy waxed canvas coat or a seam taped, four-way stretch, 3-layer Cobalt waterproof shell, it's impossible to go wrong. The only question left is, which note rings true for you?