Are there any cheaper alternatives to this tweed sportcoat from jcrew?

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  1. The O

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    Any info on sportcoats would be appreciated.
     
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    The jacket in the link is $278, your upper limit is $200. If you're a student, that's an additional 15% off. If you truly want the coat and the coat fits your physique...go for it.

    Cheaper alternatives would be the usual players: Zara, H&M, Uniqlo.
     
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    Thank you so much for the info, I know its annoying when people come in here just demanding answers without doing research. Im liking the jcrew because i needed that slim fit, do you have any experience with the fits on those brands?
     
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    Do you have any experience with the fits of H&M coats?? They are definitely a good amount cheaper than the jcrew.
     
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    No, not really.
     
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    Jos. A. Bank offers a Harris tweed jacket:

    http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Product_11001_10050_101654

    Regular price is $500, but they have 60% off sales rather often, which would put it into your price rage.

    JAB stuff is usually full cut and boxy, and may not fit your body shape without drastic alteration. However, if you match their idea of what a body should look like, maybe with small alterations to the jacket, then it might be a candidate.
     
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    J. Crew's quality is nothing to write home about in the first place. It's OK for a mall brand, that's all I can say.

    H&M makes trendy and affordable clothes, the same with Uniqlo. Their clothes fit significantly slimmer than J. Crew's.

    J. Crew's fit is for "American slim", while H&M and Uniqlo are more like "European/Asian slim".


    I also should mention that it's going to be rare to find something that fits you perfectly off the rack so allocate some funds for tailoring, be it taking the waist in, adjusting the sleeves, etc.
     
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    I bought j crew's ludlow fit harris tweed jacket a little while ago.

    The fit was pretty bad, and required tailoring. The shoulders are also a bit much, but I think they're smaller on the less expensive jackets.

    If you're on a budget and want a good quality tweed sport coat, go for ebay + a tailor. You'll get the jacket for under $100, and a decent tailor will charge you $50-$75 to take in the sides and adjust the sleeves.
     
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    Which is exactly what you are doing.

    You give no suggestion whatever that you have looked at any brands or shops.
     
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    the younger crowd mostly recommend uniqlo, h&m. or you can try looking at ebay i'm sure there are good finds there.
     
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    H&M is pretty slim, but like Zara their sport coats are way too short and often (but not always) made mostly of polyester.
     

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