Guys, given the low price and buzz on this blog
, I gave Old Navy a try.
I just got the jacket today and here's what I notice. First, this is jacket thicker than the jacket I purchased at Macy's. It doesn't feel as thin as one would expect from linen. On the other hand, it has much less wrinkles due to the linen blend. Second, the jacket is partially lined. The back of the jacket has no lining; it's just the fabric. But the sleeves, sides (e.g. where the inside pockets are), and neck are lined. Third, I'd say this jacket looks better.
I'd say the Macy's blazer is constructed much worse. The Macy's blazer actually has strings holding some of the lining in! Hard to explain, but it doesn't seem like decent construction. However, the Macy's jacket probably features less lining; it has lining in the neck, half the back, and the sleeves, but the lining doesn't extend vertically all the way down the coat. Hard to explain.
Anyway, based in this info, which jacket would you keep? Even though it's a heavier fabric, I'm leaning toward the Old Navy jacket. It looks better and seems like it'd hold up better over time.
Or should I just look around TJmax/marshals and see if I can find anything better?
What do you guys think?