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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

I'm looking for a summer sport coat (navy), on a budget. I tried ebay but couldn't find any partially lined sport coats in navy. I need your opinion on this coat:

http://www.gentlemenscorner.ro/sacou-albastru-casual-necaptusit-slim-fit-gentlemen%60s-corner-nou-sacouri-si-pantaloni-1-53-1-2038-ps.html

They say it's not fully lined and made from 100% Vitale Barberis Canonico wool, the price is 155 euros. Your thoughts?

post #2 of 15
I don't really like it. I have no idea of the quality of construction, but VBC is generally good cloth.

I would look at linen or cotton (or blend) for a summer SC. If you want wool, a hopsack or fresco. I would look for patch pockets as well.
post #3 of 15

Wool linen blend all day, every day.


 

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post #4 of 15
Don't much like the look of it and it reeks budget end of market. However if you like it and it fits, you will be wearing it.
post #5 of 15

summer jacket?  listening.... in Navy? made from wool?  -hmmmmmm...........

 

 

  if you dig it? why not?   But!  

 

open your mind... :smarmy:  :lol:

 

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/auc-vector/item/002-201404281962/

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/m-sakazen/item/0600104582/

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/osharemens/item/mens-ot0978/

and Navy with working cuffs!!!

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/otoku-shop/item/542271/

 

good luck. cottton, Linen,Hemp,Silk.   check it all out.

post #6 of 15

Eidos makes really nice navy hopsack blazer that I just saw at Bloomingdale's NYC. (it was $800ish, though...)

 

I'm sure Suitsupply has more than a few options in the $300ish ballpark...

post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by size 38R View Post
 

summer jacket?  listening.... in Navy? made from wool?  -hmmmmmm...........

 

 

  if you dig it? why not?   But!  

 

open your mind... :smarmy:  :lol:

 

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/auc-vector/item/002-201404281962/

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/m-sakazen/item/0600104582/

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/osharemens/item/mens-ot0978/

and Navy with working cuffs!!!

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/otoku-shop/item/542271/

 

good luck. cottton, Linen,Hemp,Silk.   check it all out.

That Coolmax hemp jacket looks good, not so keen on that 36% polyester though. What about Zara? It fits my price range.

 

http://www.zara.com/ro/en/man/blazers/bright-blue-blazer-with-red-piping-c392502p1667754.html Cotton linen blend

 

http://www.zara.com/ro/en/man/blazers/frayed-blazer-c392502p1667181.html  Wool linen blend

post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by Yarou View Post
 

That Coolmax hemp jacket looks good, not so keen on that 36% polyester though. What about Zara? It fits my price range.

 

http://www.zara.com/ro/en/man/blazers/bright-blue-blazer-with-red-piping-c392502p1667754.html Cotton linen blend

 

http://www.zara.com/ro/en/man/blazers/frayed-blazer-c392502p1667181.html  Wool linen blend


the first one is fine- except for the red accents, because it limits options.

the second is real nice, but more of an evening jacket in summer.

 

 

how are these?:

http://online.commecaism.jp/shop/commecaism/2%E3%83%83%E9%87%A6%E3%82%B8%E3%83%A3%E3%82%B1%E3%83%83%E3%83%88/item/view/shop_product_id/8095/category_id/2/color_id/366

 

this company is one of Japan's best known. and the designer has been around for years...     see if you can stretch the budget on one of these..

http://store.world.co.jp/p/H9059/search?sa=0&at=I300102&so=ITEM

and this company is popular.

http://store.united-arrows.co.jp/shop/glr/goods.html?gid=3701547

 

my jackets are mostly thrifted and guys in the thrift thread. you could ask about what they have in your size for the right price?   you could get lucky.

A great guy on there hooked me up with a 100% cashmere navy blazer that is light enough for a afternoon/evening jacket.

 

for a daily thrasher jacket for fun in summer? don't be afraid of the poly, a blend is more party resistant.  with enough natural content, you should be fine. and it's in your budget,  lastly, uniqlo has some passable stuff, nearly grabbed a seersucker from there, but waiting for the right one.

post #9 of 15
Add a +1 for cotton (good advice cbuff). It's breathable and casual. Linen is ok, but I would prefer a blend.
post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 

How about this one it's 75% cotton and 25% synthetics and none of that red detailing.

 

http://www.zara.com/ro/en/man/blazers/fabric-blazer-c392502p1695541.html

 

If anyone reading this has a nice navy blazer for about 150$, I wouldn't mind taking it of your hands.

post #11 of 15
Avoid synthetics for summer. It won't breathe well. Defeats the purpose of a summer blazer. Since fresco is out of your price range, linen and cotton are they way to go. I believe uniqlo has something 100% linen currently.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Yarou View Post
 

How about this one it's 75% cotton and 25% synthetics and none of that red detailing.

 

http://www.zara.com/ro/en/man/blazers/fabric-blazer-c392502p1695541.html

 

If anyone reading this has a nice navy blazer for about 150$, I wouldn't mind taking it of your hands.

head over to the "Thrift store bragging thread" and ask.  for real.

 

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Avoid synthetics for summer. It won't breathe well. Defeats the purpose of a summer blazer. Since fresco is out of your price range, linen and cotton are they way to go. I believe uniqlo has something 100% linen currently.

most of the time, true.   sometimes, very little difference. compromises are made on a budget. if fabric content is the only compromise? and is only 25% (ish) ??   depends on how hot his summer is.  to get what he is asking for.

 

+1 on the Uniqlo.

post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 

Not sure if I can get Uniqlo here in Europe, guess I'll try my luck on the thrift thread.

post #14 of 15

Uniqlo's UK store ships to many European countries.

post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by Yarou View Post
 

Not sure if I can get Uniqlo here in Europe, guess I'll try my luck on the thrift thread.


seriously,  Do it.

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