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looking for an unstructured chino blazer

marg

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i like this one by J Press, but they don't have my size...

http://www.jpressonline.com/casual_j...hp?id=ACEN/Tan

Any thoughts on a good one that will last me a few years? I have big shoulders and arms, so ultra slim fit jackets are no bueno. I've been looking for a bit now, so I hope someone out there knows something. Thanks guys!
 

marg

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fit perfect everywhere except the shoulders. that's what prompted my search for one that fits.
 

Ianiceman

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BB do them, probably out soon for the spring/summer. Khaki or Navy last year.
 

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Originally Posted by Ianiceman
BB do them, probably out soon for the spring/summer. Khaki or Navy last year.

FWIW, the BB chino blazer is on Gilt today for $99. If you're a size XXL.
 

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Lands' End Canvas makes a very decent three-roll-two cotton jacket. I have two (navy and beige)
 

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker
The Borrelli Sorrento was one of the best out there... if you can still find one.

I have one in my signature
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Originally Posted by jrd617
Lands' End Canvas makes a very decent three-roll-two cotton jacket. I have two (navy and beige)

Do you have a fit pic of it?
 

jrd617

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Originally Posted by acecow
Do you have a fit pic of it?
This is a 38R. I had the sleeves shortened, the waist taken in, and the back cleaned up by a tailor. The material is heavy cotton, so it doesn't drape like wool. (Wrinkles around shoulders) Middle picture is with the button done, third picture is with the button undone
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Before alterations:
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Thank you. What's your height/weight if you don't mind my asking? Looks like the waist is still too loose for my tastes and the sleeves too long. The price of that blazer is pretty good, but if it needs too much work (and it has working button holes, too) then it's not worth the hassle.

Edit: Oh, nm, didn't see the "before/after". Looks good!
 

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Originally Posted by acecow
Thank you. What's your height/weight if you don't mind my asking? Looks like the waist is still too loose for my tastes and the sleeves too long. The price of that blazer is pretty good, but if it needs too much work (and it has working button holes, too) then it's not worth the hassle.
5'10'' , 165 lbs
 

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Those sleeves still look long. I'm curious as to how the tailor went about the alteration - from the shoulder seam or from the cuff?
 

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I am wearing on right now, Ralph Lauren polo, 3-button patch pox. I am very happy with it.
 

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You know, I was just in Macy's, and they have a bunch of them, some quite nice looking, in about five or six different styles. Cheep, 2.

Almost got one, but chickened out. Maybe this weekend.

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