SINGAPORE, 15 July 2019 – I want to be him.
Dressed in a SACCO blazer, looking dashing and debonair, the SACCO man is the subject of envy. Blazers are a menswear staple that every discerning man should own at least one of. Any excuses about Singapore’s weather are put to rest with SACCO’s London-designed and Italian-made blazers that are created specifically for the hot, tropical climate.
The brand name, SACCO, was adapted from the German word for ‘blazer’. In Italian, SACCO also means ‘a great deal.’ Their blazers have certainly lived up to their name since the debut of their first SACCO collection, “Colori Di Napoli” in Singapore. SACCO also launched in Japan in March this year and has a presence in Tokyo, Kobe and Nagoya.
As the SACCO man walks through the throngs of men in their stuffed-up suits, he shows them what it means to achieve class without sacrificing comfort. SACCO believes that “less is more” and they embody it in their blazers – only possessing a single layer instead of four. Their blazers are also completely unlined and unstructured, with a high armhole per the Neapolitan tradition and a backwardoriented seam that helps it hug the form.
The SACCO man is dressed to impress from the dinner gala, to the beachside bar. Inspired by the vibrant hues of the isle of Procida, in the Bay of Naples, they offer a range of blazers in 12 stunning colours with new colours added each season. From classic navy blue, black and grey to more dandy choices such as gold, pink, and sky blue, there’s a SACCO hue to suit any mood or situation.
SACCO pays attention to detail, down to the buttons. Their buttons are made from sustainable, all natural corozo, and each has a beautifully unique grain pattern.
The rich, distinct ‘azzuro blue’ of the piping found on all SACCO blazers is designed to be redolent of the summer skies over Naples. SACCO’s blazers have a curved barchetta (little boat) pocket at the breast – a subtle reference to Naples’ seaside The rich, distinct ‘azzuro blue’ of the piping found on all SACCO blazers is designed to be redolent of the summer skies over Naples. SACCO’s blazers have 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 glass). Their lapel measures 10cm at its broadest point; the notch distinguished by its exact 90-degree angle. This precision is unusual in menswear, but it has become a unique, understated signature for SACCO.
Designed in London, made in Napoli and home in Singapore, SACCO is truly a global brand. As the SACCO motto goes, “The suit is dead. Long live the blazer.” A bold statement befitting of a brand confident in the quality and authenticity of their blazers.