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What do you think of this sport coat?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Gents,

What do you think of this sport coat, good looking and good deal?

Thanks,

Joe


http://www.sierratradingpost.com/i/4...Coat++(For+Men)
post #2 of 12
Its alright, somewhat boring.
post #3 of 12
The buttoning point is pretty low for a modern 2-button, but if you like it and the brand is a known quantity to you (to me it isn't), why not?
post #4 of 12
It's a fully canvassed jacket from a quality maker in a somewhat interesting yet conservative pattern. If the price is right, sounds like a good deal. Southwick is one of those makers that offers good quality at a fair price - especially on discount.
post #5 of 12
I think I looked at this and liked it in the print catalogue - I am slightly less enamored of it in the online photo. IIRC, it is around $300, which is not too bad!
post #6 of 12
I think this jacket was backordered as of a few days ago; I put in an order for a 40S, so we'll see if I get it. I rarely see a 40S cut to a 29" length, so I jumped at the opportunity.

I think it's a great pattern for the office. Plus, with the 10% SF discount (click link at top of page), it's a pretty good deal. If I were to buy a Southwick from my main menswear store, I'd be paying a few hundred more, and they hardly ever carry my size.
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by alflauren
I think this jacket was backordered as of a few days ago; I put in an order for a 40S, so we'll see if I get it. I rarely see a 40S cut to a 29" length, so I jumped at the opportunity.

I think it's a great pattern for the office. Plus, with the 10% SF discount (click link at top of page), it's a pretty good deal. If I were to buy a Southwick from my main menswear store, I'd be paying a few hundred more, and they hardly ever carry my size.


Thank you all so much for your informative and prompt responses.
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by SGladwell
The buttoning point is pretty low for a modern 2-button, but if you like it and the brand is a known quantity to you (to me it isn't), why not?

Where do you think the buttoning point would be on a 'classic' two button? Closer to the bold horizontal stripe above where the button on this one sits? Or closer to the horizontal stripe above that one?

I have some older sportcoats I really like, but that I don't wear anymore because the buttoning point (I think) makes them look a bit dated. Now I want to to buy only more or less classically-styled sportcoats, so I don't have to chuck them again in a couple of years.

I like the coat, BTW.
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Margaret
Where do you think the buttoning point would be on a 'classic' two button? Closer to the bold horizontal stripe above where the button on this one sits? Or closer to the horizontal stripe above that one?

I have some older sportcoats I really like, but that I don't wear anymore because the buttoning point (I think) makes them look a bit dated. Now I want to to buy only more or less classically-styled sportcoats, so I don't have to chuck them again in a couple of years.

I like the coat, BTW.

Thanks, ordered and on the way!
post #10 of 12
The sweater is somewhat hip. Doesnt really go with the jacket.
I prefer the sweater to the jacket but the jacket is certainly respectable.
post #11 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Margaret
Where do you think the buttoning point would be on a 'classic' two button? Closer to the bold horizontal stripe above where the button on this one sits? Or closer to the horizontal stripe above that one?

I think into the square above the only it currently resides in would be about right.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Margaret
I have some older sportcoats I really like, but that I don't wear anymore because the buttoning point (I think) makes them look a bit dated. Now I want to to buy only more or less classically-styled sportcoats, so I don't have to chuck them again in a couple of years.

The low buttoning point is an unfortunate affectation that Armani got most American companies to copy in the 1980s until the present. A jacket that buttons about at about the 3-4 line in an abdominal 6-pack (or about 1-2" above the navel) will be stylish forever.
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by SGladwell
The low buttoning point is an unfortunate affectation that Armani got most American companies to copy in the 1980s until the present. A jacket that buttons about at about the 3-4 line in an abdominal 6-pack (or about 1-2" above the navel) will be stylish forever.

It looks like a standard Southwick 2 button cut to me, which does button about 2" above navel.

I think the jacket is nice. Better even that it's boring.
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