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52R Luigi Bianchi Mantova Wool-Linen POW Unstructured Jacket

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Stylish Dinosaur
Aug 10, 2009
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I rolled the dice a season ago and bought this on final sale. I'm a 50 but LBM is usually pretty trim; I was hopng it would work out but, alas, it's more like a normal 52. Note to self - that Drop6 should have clued me in. I think I wore it once, maybe twice, before I hung it up and it's never come out since. My loss, your gain.

Made from a handsome wool-43/linen-57 mix where the linen has just a bit of slub to it. About the perfect span from business casual to absolute casual. I hate the overused and abused term "you can dress it up or dress it down" but it applies to this jacket.

A true 3-roll-2 with patch pockets it would look equally good with trousers, cords, chinos, or jeans. Totally unlined except for sleeves, but the shoulders have a bit of a butterfly of the same material.

Note - the pow check is isn't black and white - the "black" is actually a super rich dark chocolate - which gives the overall color a bit of an earthy cast. The pattern matching, especially at the barchetta and pockets, is spot on. The bottons are all corozo with a nice bit of color in them.

$190 CONUS

Measurements and details:

  • 21.50" chest
  • 25.50" sleeve
  • 18.75" shoulder
  • 30.00" length (from bottom of collar)
  • 20.75" waist (at middle button)
  • 3 roll 2 buttons
  • patch pockets
  • 4 kissing buttons on sleeve with fake button holes
  • unlined except for sleeves and a bit of self-butterfly in shoulders
  • unstructured, no (or virtually no) canvas
  • dual rear vents
  • made in Italy
  • 1 inside pocket


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