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Your workhorse Spring/Summer cotton/linen sport jacket

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Reevolving, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. dv_indian

    dv_indian Well-Known Member

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    +1

    And a very bold one at that--matching pants could easily take that from a potentially cool, bold sportcoat to a full-blown train wreck. Consider the following example, spoilered so as not to sully the thread:

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    Thanks guys, I will forgo the trouser and stick to having just a sportcoat made.
     
  2. pvrhye

    pvrhye Well-Known Member

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    When did you buy that? I haven't seen a linen jacket in there, but it's been a month or so since I was over there.

    last week
     
  3. aravenel

    aravenel Well-Known Member

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    last week

    Hmmm... Interesting, thanks.
     
  4. hikari013

    hikari013 Well-Known Member

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    I bought the J. Crew Ludlow linen jacket in tan/khaki last spring and wear it a ton. Get plenty of compliments and due to the price I don't worry about ruining it. Would prefer patch pockets though. Thinking about getting a similar one in navy...I really like the RL black label version but can't see how it's worth 5x as much. http://www.jcrew.com/mens_feature/we...5269/25269.jsp
    Any recommendations for a tan/khaki jacket similar to the J. Crew Ludlow price point but that is half-lined?
     
  5. gwolf

    gwolf Well-Known Member

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    my beater is from marks and spencer. a 2b cream linen solid w/ patch pockets. i rarely wear it. not much need for a jacket in my area.
     
  6. Reevolving

    Reevolving Well-Known Member

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    Bump. Any new additions? Pics? Links?
    Based on posted links, seems like LLBean/JCrew are the main players in spring jackets.
     
  7. juuceman

    juuceman Well-Known Member

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    I own and frequently wear a navy cotton unlined sport coat from cp company, as well as a half lined tan sport coat that I picked up for $40 at Daffy's. I can get through a week in the office during the summer with these if needed because of their basic coloring. The unlined aspect of them makes a world of difference. I own the j crew linen suit in navy, and while I like the look, it wears very warm as it is a fully lined jacket.

    I had Hemrajani make up a 1/3rd lined sport coat from a Loro Piana linen and silk fabric last year which is pretty incredible. Far too busy to wear to the office, it's my default vacation blazer and acks well.
     
  8. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Well-Known Member

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    Just picked up a navy cotton SC from Banana Republic that I really like. It's a tad on the heavy side for a summer SC, but I think it's very versatile nonetheless. I know BR isn't loved around here, but it works well casually and you can dress it up with a tie and nice trousers pretty easily.
     
  9. Reevolving

    Reevolving Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to bump this, but any other ideas besides cotton jackets?
     
  10. acecow

    acecow Well-Known Member

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    Hemp. Much rougher texture than cotton, making it more casual.

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  11. TexasDan

    TexasDan Well-Known Member

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    I have a cotton kaki jacket by Polo, the Princeton line. I really like the fit.
     
  12. JTA

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    Hemp. Much rougher texture than cotton, making it more casual.

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    +1 I like hemp better than linen also... a bit unfortunate as it is difficult to procure good hemp fabric due to limited distribution and production.
     
  13. poissa

    poissa Well-Known Member

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    Hemp is boss. Where did you acquire? Is it fused, or lined?

    Hemp. Much rougher texture than cotton, making it more casual.

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  14. NOBD

    NOBD Well-Known Member

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    Cotton

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    Silk/linen/wool blend

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  15. ohdannyboy

    ohdannyboy Well-Known Member

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    NOBD, i really like that linen jacket you just posted, and am on the hunt for one at the moment; any deets?
     
  16. NOBD

    NOBD Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Caruso MTM. Holland & Sherry fabric, Crystal Springs bunch.
     
  17. Reevolving

    Reevolving Well-Known Member

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    NODB, I think you have the best outfits on SF.
    Can you post a few with the above (or any) summer/spring looks?
     
  18. NOBD

    NOBD Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.

    I like both jackets (the blue one is part of a suit), and they go with just about anything in my wardrobe, which is basically "built" around the same colours and fabrics; just slight variations.

    Spring and summer aren't my favourite seasons, clothing-wise (more difficult than autumn/winter for me); but here's some:

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  19. tobiasj

    tobiasj Well-Known Member

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    Just came across this thread and wanted to say: great jackets.
     
  20. sullivan025

    sullivan025 Well-Known Member

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    this is nice combination - great style/color.
     

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