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What is your #1 workhorse blue sportcoat that you wear anywhere?

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Thread Starter 
I just got a new #1 jacket.

It's not deep navy, so it doesn't look like a suit top.
It's a slightly lighter blue.

It's also got a hopsack texture giving it some casual edge.
This is key to pulling off a jacket that doesn't look like you just grabbed your formal suit top from the closet
There is no structure, and the material is somewhat thin, also adding to casual vibe. (Not a stuffed suit)

It works with wool dress pants, with corduroys, with jeans.

I can wear it to the office.
I can wear it our to dinner or a party.
I can wear it running errands on weekends.

It is a true versatile workhorse that will get the crap used out of it.
I will post a photo when I return from my weekend jaunt.

Please post your jacket that fits this role.
Also post brand and price and where you bought it.
post #2 of 12
This thread seems promising. I had a navy linen/wool patch pocket unlined SC that I could wear with dress trousers, casual pants, and jeans. I am working on adding another houndstooth brownish/olive jacket that will be my new workhorse
post #3 of 12
I have two Zegna's ("Mila") and a Corneliani ("Easy")
post #4 of 12

Isaia $700 @ www.ehaberdasher.com

 

 

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I have a cashmere corneliani jacket. Should have bought 2. The lightness of the cashmere makes this jacket a joy to wear.
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

This thread seems promising. I had a navy linen/wool patch pocket unlined SC that I could wear with dress trousers, casual pants, and jeans. I am working on adding another houndstooth brownish/olive jacket that will be my new workhorse

Where did you buy the navy unlined SC?
About how much did you spend on it?
It seems like linen or texture, patch pocket, and unlined are what make a "Sunday Church" jacket into an everyday jacket.
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

I have two Zegna's ("Mila") and a Corneliani ("Easy")

Can you post a pic of these?
Were did you buy them?
About how much did you spend on it?
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Originally Posted by Wallcloud View Post

I have a cashmere corneliani jacket. Should have bought 2. The lightness of the cashmere makes this jacket a joy to wear.

Where did you buy it?
I'd like to spring for something like this.
About how much did you spend on it?
post #7 of 12
Is one really right for such a disparate list of uses - I think not. Indeed why should blue be the chosen colour as you suggest?
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by Wallcloud View Post

I have a cashmere corneliani jacket. Should have bought 2. The lightness of the cashmere makes this jacket a joy to wear.

My experience with cashmere jackets is that they are too delicate for regular wear. I am hard on clothes though.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post

Where did you buy the navy unlined SC?
About how much did you spend on it?
It seems like linen or texture, patch pocket, and unlined are what make a "Sunday Church" jacket into an everyday jacket.

I have all my suits/jackets made by Hickey Freeman MTM program.
post #10 of 12
Standard navy blazer. Two button, hopsack, brass buttons. It's standard issue for a reason.
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I rarely dress this jacket up as much as I did here, due to its soft construction, material, brown horn buttons and triple patch pocket configuration. I think it is more at home with white jeans and a linen shirt. However, whatever you may think of the get-up I think it does casual and passably formal fairly well. I'm in the camp of thinking that you need st least two odd blue jackets though.
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