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Thoughts on Ben Sherman Blazer...

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Whats up,

New to the forum, but wondering if I could get your opinions. I kinda like this blazer, but I would like other thoughts. Its Grey Shale, two button, thin lapels. Attached are some pictures. Thanks!

 

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I suspect I may be one of the biggest Ben Sherman aficionados on this forum. I own far too many BS ties, shirts and sport coats.

However, I have to say that this is not one of their best creations. It's going cheap right now on overstock.com but I really don't like the pattern, the colour or the cut.
 

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Something is just off about it.. and naturally its fused I assume.
 

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Love the tie. The jacket would be ok without the pattern.

Originally Posted by miguelcairo1066
Whats up,

New to the forum, but wondering if I could get your opinions. I kinda like this blazer, but I would like other thoughts. Its Grey Shale, two button, thin lapels. Attached are some pictures. Thanks!

 

JustinW

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Originally Posted by miguelcairo1066
Haha, wow no one likes it?! What poor taste I must have haha!

It is pretty bad, but I suppose for $64.99 it's not a bad deal to keep you warm and looking semi-formal.

Perhaps if you posted more info about your own tastes, current wardrobe, budget and what you are looking for the good folks here can steer you in the right direction.
 
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Hey thanks for the offer! I was looking for something to wear with jeans, sweater, button down. Only thing is, I never have a reason to wear a jacket... So I really have little reason to spend too much money on something I won't wear often. But I don't want an ugly jacket just because its cheap. My concern was the cut and quality of the garment, rather than the pattern. That I kind of liked.

My style is alot of polo style shirts, and button down shirts with sweaters. Jeans, or slacks when I can. I'm just bored with what I have and wanted to add something new. Didn't want to go with a navy jacket because I think they tend to look like they are missing the suit pants.
 

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The pattern is actually close to a POW. It just looks weird in this shot. I think it's a good looking jacket for a casual sort of thing.
 

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Originally Posted by JustinW
I suspect I may be one of the biggest Ben Sherman aficionados on this forum. I own far too many BS ties, shirts and sport coats.

However, I have to say that this is not one of their best creations. It's going cheap right now on overstock.com but I really don't like the pattern, the colour or the cut.


How high are the arm holes on most BS coats?
 

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Originally Posted by SlamMan
How high are the arm holes on most BS coats?

They vary massively! I have a Made in Portugal pure wool BS sports coat that is about as slim-fit as anything you will see from TaT or anywhere else. I have a Made in Turkey synthetic BS coat that is about as slim-fitting as an OTR RL. I had another BS that was like a sack-suit from Mens Warehouse. All were made within the last 5 or 6 years.

For me, that gray coat is a weird blend of more moddish streetwear (narrow lapel and reasonably fitted look) combined with the more staid and American conservative (length, 2 buttons and no ticket pocket).

I am curious to hear what alternative the good folk here in MC can come up with. I will be getting a TaT medium PoW 1 button in the next day or two to fill a very similar niche as the OP. I couldn't find anything close OTR, but I bet wise minds will soon chime in to this thread with some sage advice.
 

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