What could be better than a new luxury blazer that’s made from premium materials, styled to fit sophisticated men and does all the practical things – like keeping you warm and dry – too?
How about a jacket that is versatile enough to be worn in smart or casual environments and can even eliminate and reduce unwanted odours?
That sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?
Boston-based Ministry of Supply has come up with said jacket and at the heart of their latest garment is coffee. Their new Aviator Blazer is made from a type of coffee-infused polyester that is created by recycling coffee grounds.
This fabric harnesses the power of brewed beans and acts as a barrier against nasty smells such as smoke and sweat. But don’t think that you can replicate this by smearing yourself, or your best clothes, in your leftovers: This coffee is specially treated by a complex pharmaceutical process which involves washing the ground coffee in sodium hydroxide which removes the oil and, unfortunately in our opinion, that signature coffee aroma.
When in need of a clean the blazer can be cleaned as normal. And don’t worry; the grounds won’t lose their powers, nor will they seep out of the sealed fabric and stain other items in your weekly wash.
Coffee has long been used as a scent busting compound. Many domestic gurus advocate its use to get rid of smells, with one use for it being in the refrigerator where it stops cross contamination of aromas.
Scientists too have long been promoting coffee as researchers based at the City College of New York found that a material made from coffee can neuter the pungent gas, hydrogen sulphide.
Oh, and if you are wondering why the name of ‘Ministry of Supply’ sounds familiar, that could be because they made some headlines last year when they unveiled some odour-eradicating socks made, in part, from carbonised coffee.
photo: Ministry of Supply