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Lightweight blazer for travel

post #1 of 13
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Hey folks,

 

I'm headed on a long trip to very hot climates in a month or so. I'm looking for a blazer that is super lightweight and won't wrinkle much. I'm leaning a little toward the informal (against gold buttons, etc.) I don't love the options below. The orvis is a three button and looks a little warm. Likewise the first LL Bean, which is appropriate "year round." I like the style of the LL bean a little more. Any other ideas? I know of the Belvest Jacket in a Box but can't really find them. I'd also prefer not to spend more than 500-600.

 

 

http://www.orvis.com/store/product.aspx?pf_id=4907&dir_id=885&group_id=916&cat_id=7822&subcat_id=7823

 

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/70864?feat=605-GN1

 

I think I would like this if it were in blue or a nice light grey, http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/63015?feat=605-GN1

post #2 of 13
for what purpose are you traveling?

surely its not for business, if you consider the very last jacket

and if such is the case, why wear a jacket at all?
post #3 of 13
Slightly over budget perhaps, but this is what you want:
Blazer
post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by Trompe le Monde View Post

for what purpose are you traveling?

surely its not for business, if you consider the very last jacket

and if such is the case, why wear a jacket at all?

Because sometimes you need another layer, but still want to look good?
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by RogerC View Post

Slightly over budget perhaps, but this is what you want:
Blazer

Great looking jacket, with two caveats: 1) it doesn't specify whether it is fully or partially lined. I'd got for 1/4 lined for tropical travel. 2) It's cut short, and their advice is if this is a concern, size up. WTF?
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Edited by Allez Allez - 6/22/12 at 5:45am
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by Allez Allez View Post

It says it has full canvas construction, so it is fully lined. A fresco is a very light material, from what I understand.

Not necessarily. Canvassing has to do with the construction of the chest and lapels, not the lining. I have a number of full canvass, half lined jackets.

Fresco is a very light, open weave that breathes wonderfully. Some people (including me) find the hand of the fabric to be a bit rough.
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Edited by Allez Allez - 6/22/12 at 5:36am
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by Allez Allez View Post

Yes, you are right - it could be half lined. But not 1/4 lined as mentioned above, because the full canvas (from shoulder to hem) would presumably show in a 1/4 lined jacket. In any event, it doesn't sound like the coat interests you.

 

I must confess, I do not understand what you are trying to say. Canvassing and lining are separate entities altogether. I'm having a fresco jacket made that's fully canvassed but quarter lined.

post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

Because sometimes you need another layer, but still want to look good?
that statement is almost backwards.
if the climate is "really hot", why wear a jacket?
---if wearing a jacket is required for formality, why consider that 3rd safari-ish jacket?

so what is the reason for needing a jacket? that'll better guide the answers.
post #11 of 13
It constantly amazes me how people can't distinguish lining and canvassing.

Lining means that there's fabric on the inside of the coat. Canvassing means that there's a layer inside the coat (between the fabric and the lining) that gives it shape.

Half lining means that the front of the coat is lined, and the back is unlined save for the shoulders. Quarter lining means that only part of the front is lined. On fully canvassed, quarter-lined jackets, the canvassing does not extend the full width of the coat beneath the chest. This is perfectly acceptable given that there is not a lot of shaping that needs doing there anyway.

@ Trompe le monde: perhaps wearing a jacket is convenient, for pockets, for example. I'm not big on manbags, so I have a few shirt jackets and safari jackets that I'll use when I'm carrying small things (glasses, wallet, phone, etc.)
post #12 of 13

How about Land's End or Jos A Bank.

post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by RogerC View Post

It constantly amazes me how people can't distinguish lining and canvassing.

Lining means that there's fabric on the inside of the coat. Canvassing means that there's a layer inside the coat (between the fabric and the lining) that gives it shape.


Half lining means that the front of the coat is lined, and the back is unlined save for the shoulders. Quarter lining means that only part of the front is lined. On fully canvassed, quarter-lined jackets, the canvassing does not extend the full width of the coat beneath the chest. This is perfectly acceptable given that there is not a lot of shaping that needs doing there anyway.

@ Trompe le monde: perhaps wearing a jacket is convenient, for pockets, for example. I'm not big on manbags, so I have a few shirt jackets and safari jackets that I'll use when I'm carrying small things (glasses, wallet, phone, etc.)

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