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Need a jacket, help me choose

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Long time reader, first time caller. You guys helped me buy a suit last year -- ended up with a great one from Theory. 

 

Vitals:

I'm 31, live in SF Bay area, married. I'm 6'2, 160lbs, tall and thin. Over the last 3 years I've l lost 50lbs and acquired a taste for clothes that actually fit me. I've come a long way developing a sense of my own style. 

 

I took advantage of the recent Nordstrom sale. I picked up several options and need to choose which to keep. The biggest item here is a sport jacket. I picked up this guy for a great $299: 

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/john-varvatos-star-usa-trim-fit-wool-sportcoat/3732235?cm_em=&cm_mmc=email_tran-_-080414-_-ship_confirm-_-proddescr6

 

But in the spirit of having an alternative, I'm thinking about having this shipped to me as well (wasn't on sale): 
http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/ted-baker-london-abotkin-birds-eye-jacquard-blazer/3680783

 

Any thoughts on these 2? I'll snap a pic of the Varvatos jacket on. I think it fits OK, a bit wide in the shoulders for me. It's a 38R, which is the same size as my Theory jacket. 

 

BTW, my Nordstrom haul also included: 

 

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/allen-edmonds-manistee-brogue-leather-belt/3178667?cm_em=&cm_mmc=email_tran-_-080414-_-ship_confirm-_-proddescr4
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/faconnable-quarter-zip-wool-sweater/3708880?cm_em=&cm_mmc=email_tran-_-080414-_-ship_confirm-_-proddescr7

 

And a couple shoe options.... really could use any advice here as well..

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/allen-edmonds-strand-oxford-men/3774536?cm_em=&cm_mmc=email_tran-_-080414-_-ship_confirm-_-proddescr3
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/cole-haan-cambridge-wingtip-men/3701817?cm_em=&cm_mmc=email_tran-_-080414-_-ship_confirm-_-proddescr1
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/cole-haan-lenox-hill-wingtip-men/3549261?cm_em=&cm_mmc=email_tran-_-080414-_-ship_confirm-_-proddescr2

 

Of these, I lean to the Allen Edmonds but I will have to see how they all fit. I wanted to give myself options across a price range. 

 

Do I just need to try on that other jacket to know? 

post #2 of 9
Don't like either jacket. They look short and I don't like that fad/style.
post #3 of 9

I am almost 6'1, 165 lbs, and I wear 40L.

 

Are you sure you're a regular fit and not a long?

post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 

I may be a L, and didn't try an L in this jacket, but did last year at Theory and went with the R. Sleeve length seems fine, and jacket length hits where I like it. 

 

The pics I snapped before leaving home this morning a too dark to post. Overcast day. But with the J.V. jacket, I can barely see the bottom stitching of the pockets on my jeans. 

 

The jacket certainly isn't a glove. It's a bit too wide at the shoulders. But I don't see any puckering at the bicep/shoulder, it fits nicely around the chest -- it's a slim cut so I can see form without the fabric looking stretched at the button. But if it's a good jacket I'll have that work done, esp since I got a good deal on it. 

 

Anyway, good comments so far, I appreciate the feedback. Would love to know what people think about the relative quality and any experience anybody has had. 


Edited by shaneinsf - 8/5/14 at 1:16pm
post #5 of 9

Nevermind. I read your post incorrectly. I thought you mentioned the material around your button looked stretched.

 

If the shoulders you feel are not wide enough, you should maybe go back and try a larger size on and exchange if needed.

post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 

Sorry, I misspoke: It's too wide at the shoulders. Not by much, maybe an inch... As jacket alterations go, I'm not sure how much work it is to take it in at the shoulders. 

post #7 of 9

Oh.  I'm no fashion expert but I have spent the past 2-3 weeks researching about suits and tuxes for my wedding next year.  I hear it's hard to fix the shoulders. 

post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post

Don't like either jacket. They look short and I don't like that fad/style.

+1

Stay away from Nordstrom and Macys for that matter. They sell faddish cheap and cheap looking clothing or boring
mainstream clothing- for the older crowd. No real style in either category.
post #9 of 9
Your only planning to keep one pair of shoes, right?
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