Need advice on sport coat/blazer

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  1. Yarou

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    I don't really like it. I have no idea of the quality of construction, but VBC is generally good cloth.

    I would look at linen or cotton (or blend) for a summer SC. If you want wool, a hopsack or fresco. I would look for patch pockets as well.
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Wool linen blend all day, every day.


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    Don't much like the look of it and it reeks budget end of market. However if you like it and it fits, you will be wearing it.
     
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    Eidos makes really nice navy hopsack blazer that I just saw at Bloomingdale's NYC. (it was $800ish, though...)

    I'm sure Suitsupply has more than a few options in the $300ish ballpark...
     
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    That Coolmax hemp jacket looks good, not so keen on that 36% polyester though. What about Zara? It fits my price range.

    http://www.zara.com/ro/en/man/blazers/bright-blue-blazer-with-red-piping-c392502p1667754.html Cotton linen blend

    http://www.zara.com/ro/en/man/blazers/frayed-blazer-c392502p1667181.html Wool linen blend
     
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    size 38R Senior member

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    the first one is fine- except for the red accents, because it limits options.
    the second is real nice, but more of an evening jacket in summer.


    how are these?:
    http://online.commecaism.jp/shop/co...op_product_id/8095/category_id/2/color_id/366

    this company is one of Japan's best known. and the designer has been around for years... see if you can stretch the budget on one of these..
    http://store.world.co.jp/p/H9059/search?sa=0&at=I300102&so=ITEM
    and this company is popular.
    http://store.united-arrows.co.jp/shop/glr/goods.html?gid=3701547

    my jackets are mostly thrifted and guys in the thrift thread. you could ask about what they have in your size for the right price? you could get lucky.
    A great guy on there hooked me up with a 100% cashmere navy blazer that is light enough for a afternoon/evening jacket.

    for a daily thrasher jacket for fun in summer? don't be afraid of the poly, a blend is more party resistant. with enough natural content, you should be fine. and it's in your budget, lastly, uniqlo has some passable stuff, nearly grabbed a seersucker from there, but waiting for the right one.
     
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    Add a +1 for cotton (good advice cbuff). It's breathable and casual. Linen is ok, but I would prefer a blend.
     
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    Avoid synthetics for summer. It won't breathe well. Defeats the purpose of a summer blazer. Since fresco is out of your price range, linen and cotton are they way to go. I believe uniqlo has something 100% linen currently.
     
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    head over to the "Thrift store bragging thread" and ask. for real.

    most of the time, true. sometimes, very little difference. compromises are made on a budget. if fabric content is the only compromise? and is only 25% (ish) ?? depends on how hot his summer is. to get what he is asking for.

    +1 on the Uniqlo.
     
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    Not sure if I can get Uniqlo here in Europe, guess I'll try my luck on the thrift thread.
     
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    Uniqlo's UK store ships to many European countries.
     
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    seriously, Do it.
     

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