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Unstructured Sport Coat Suggestions

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ohdannyboy, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. ohdannyboy

    ohdannyboy Senior member

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    All,

    I am looking to add an unstructured sport coat to my wardrobe for the spring / summer, but am a bit unsure where to look for and what to expect with such a casual sport coat.

    I would greatly appreciate anybody's advice. Also, I'm sure I'll need to add more info, so just let me know what would help and I'll post it up.

    Thanks,

    Dan
     
  2. Jamesgatz

    Jamesgatz Senior member

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    I've been happy with Canali Kei jackets.
     
  3. ohdannyboy

    ohdannyboy Senior member

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    Thank Jamesgatz! A quick search seems to indicate high quality, but that the shoulders may be slightly padded and not fully natural; is this the case? If so, how does it fit in the shoulder?
     
  4. ohdannyboy

    ohdannyboy Senior member

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    Also, while I'll certainly keep an eye out for the Canali Kei on B&S / eBay, any suggestions at a lower price point?
     
  5. kungapa

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    Boglioli and LBM 1911 are my two staple brands. Lardini is also a good one. And recently, there's been plenty of lower end brands moving into that category.
     
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    I have two winter weight Canali KEI sport coats, and I am on the look out for a summer weight one.

    Both of the winter weight sport coats have zero padding in the shoulder.
     
  7. ohdannyboy

    ohdannyboy Senior member

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    very interesting, thanks for that info hpreston. I was basing it off of this thread: http://www.styleforum.net/t/251063/canali-kei-range
     
  8. TauKappaEpsilon

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    Where can you buy an LBM 1911 blazer?
     
  9. jrd617

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    Canali Kei is a good pick

    Corneliani is also now doing a jacket called the "Easy" with completely unpadded shoulders

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    Paul Stuart or Brooks Brothers
     
  11. reidrothchild

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    I second Boglioli. I picked one up during the Yoox sample sale for $150 recently and love it. No structure whatsoever. They recntly had a few LBM 1911 on there as well for under $200. Plenty of Boglioli for around $400 currently.
     
  12. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Polo usually has several that they bring in to add to their recent collections. They are having a sale in a few days. You could probably get one at a good discount (40% off or so).

    I think seersucker or tan cotton is good to add to your spring/summer wardrobe.
     
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    That's a good one.
     
  14. MZhammer

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    +1
    Mine is a flannel winter weight with no shoulder padding. Awesome jacket
     
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    Boglioli is my go to. Fits great, but runs a little small I find. LBM 1911 is another favorite as well. Fit is a little less consistent for me. Just picked up a Scott James DB, unlined, in cotton. Nice fit and good bang for the buck.
     
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    I bought an LBM 1911 in a sz. 50 (I usually wear 40 US, so it sounded right). The shoulders were way too wide (about an inch on either side), and I couldn't get the sleeves short enough at the shoulder without making the arms too narrow. I ordered a Boglioli from yoox that should arrive tomorrow, hopefully it'll be a better fit.

    Edit: Boglioli arrived. It's beautiful, but the sleeves are way too long, and altering the jacket at the shoulder would ruin the pattern matching (black / blue plaid). I'm sending it back and ordering one in a solid color.
     
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  17. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Polo just got in a new collection of unconstructed washed linen jackets that have excellent details and would be perfect for spring/summer. A bit casual but very good looking. I think they were $495. Sorry but they aren't on sale.
     
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  18. aperson

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    A jacket from polo for $95 not on sale? That sounds...unlikely. Where did you see this?
     
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    I read somewhere rag & bone makes unstructured coats.
     
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