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See-Thru Sportcoat

From a distance, it looks like a regular men's sportcoat, right?
From a distance, it looks like a regular men’s sportcoat, right?

If this isn’t the best men’s clothing invention I’ve ever seen, I don’t know what is: a business-safe sportcoat that looks like your standard-issue black suit, but is actually made of unlined linen so the wearer doesn’t have to roast in the wilting summertime heat!

But up close, see how the lining just comes to below his shoulder blades, and his white shirt shows through beneath, just a little?
But up close, see how the lining just comes to below his shoulder blades, and his white shirt shows through beneath, just a little? (Sorry the picture isn’t fab – in real life, you could see the plaid of his pants through the bottom part too, if you really looked.)

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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

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