Anatomy of a SACCO Jacket

Anatomy of a SACCO Jacket

A breakdown of the aesthetic, architecture and construction of a SACCO blazer, by Christian Barker


SACCO blazers possess what founder Alexander Hascher calls “true sizing”: neither too slim, nor too loose, but juuuust right – tailored, while still providing freedom of movement, and perfectly matched to your measurements. The jacket’s skirt is cut a tad shorter than is traditional for a more modern look.


Utterly unstructured and unpadded, with a high armhole per the Neapolitan tradition, and a backward-oriented centre seam that helps it hug the form, the natural SACCO blazer shoulder beautifully molds to your shape. The antithesis of stuffy, stiff tailoring that aims to turn the wearer into a pumped-up superman, the SACCO shoulder allows you to be yourself — in supreme comfort and chic, laidback style.


SACCO proudly uses hopsack cloth from Italy’s oldest mill, Vitale Barberis Canonico. Hopsack is not a type of fabric, but a way of weaving a fibre (normally lightweight wool, as favoured by SACCO) that creates a breathable, wrinkle-resistant cloth, ideal for travel-friendly garments designed to be worn in a variety of climates, and especially suited to warmer seasons and locales.


SACCO jackets are available in a range of 12 stunning colours inspired by the vibrant hues of the isle of Procida, in the Bay of Naples. From classic navy blue, black and grey, through more dandyish choices such as yellow, pink, burgundy, and sky blue, there’s a SACCO hue to suit any mood or situation, from the boardroom to a beachside bar.

SACCO patch pockets are curved like a brandy glass and the lapel has a notch cut at a 90 degree angle, a unique understated signature.”


At its broadest point, the SACCO blazer’s lapel measures 10cm — a timeless width that ensures when you wear a SACCO jacket in ten or twenty years’ time, it will continue to look contemporary. The gorge is cut high and proud (6cm from the shoulder), the notch distinguished by its exact 90-degree angle (surprisingly, this precision is unusual in menswear, but its something SACCO founder Alexander Hascher insists upon).


With a curved ‘barchetta’ (little boat) pocket at the breast — a subtle reference to Naples’ seaside location — and ‘pignata’ patch outer pockets (their curved-bottom shape echoing that of a cooking pot or brandy snifter), the SACCO blazer also features a ‘secret’ interior pockets, ensuring you’ll carry all your daily essentials in sleek style.


A SACCO blazer is entirely unlined, instead featuring handsome highlight piping on its interior seams. The rich, distinct ‘azzurro blue’ of the piping found on all SACCO blazers is designed to be redolent of the summer skies over Naples, the deep hue of the famed Blue Grotto in nearby Capri, and the Italian football team, known as Gli Azzurri (The Blues).


Cheap, brittle plastic or resin? SACCO wouldn’t dream of it. Their buttons are made from sustainable, all natural corozo. Carved in Italy from the nut of a South American palm, corozo buttons are scratch- and temperature-resistant, dry-cleanable, tough, environmentally friendly — and beautiful.