Uniqlo linen patch pocket sport coat. Same details as my navy blue one. This jacket has a balance issue around the waist and hip. The jacket is lopsided. The left front panel should come across the front more. The waist and hips should probably be taken in some as well, but I like the roominess it offers when it’s warm and I don’t want to get alterations on a cheap Uniqlo jacket.
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FB Class navy/cream houndstooth linen sport coat. Patch pockets, three button, side vents, half lined, no shoulder pads, 3” lapels. The lapel gorge on this jacket is rather high, but I like it. The besom pocket is rather low. It should be about an 1” or so higher. It wears warm for a linen jacket. I think it’s because of lining which is polyester. Chump move, FB Class. I love the jacket anyway. I got this from Daffy’s back in the day. R.I.P., Daffy’s.
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Uniqlo cotton sport coat. Three button, no shoulder padding, no lining, single vent. This has a high button stance. Probably too high, but the other proportions are right. The lack of lining makes it hard to slip on. The lack of shoulder pads causes some wrinkles around the shoulders. The waist suppression and sleeve length are good. The shoulders could be a bit wider.
I got this for dead cheap, but would love a higher quality khaki cotton jacket. I’ve been searching for a while. No luck as of yet.
Thrifted Stanley Bleecker flannel blazer. 3.5” lapels, natural shoulders, single vented, half lined, patch flap pockets. I had the sleeves lengthened. I have a ton of navy jackets. This one is heavier than the one I wore yesterday. Perfect for the fall/winter. The sleeve pitch is off as usual. I’m happy with the waist suppression.
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Linen and Seersucker
Uniqlo linen 3 button patch pocket sport coat. I’m going into my second summer with this jacket. I’m still a fan. The shoulders could be a bit more square, but besides that I think the fit is great. There’s a balance issue with the buttons and front panels. They look uneven at times. Not that major though.
Faconnable reversible nylon waterproof sport coat. I like this thing a lot, but the fit is not the best. It can’t be tailored because it’s reversible. The armholes are too high, causing some tightness in the biceps and across the back. The worst part about this jacket is the lapels which are floppy. The collar does some really weird things sometimes. I got this on clearance from Park and Bond. Remember them days. R.I.P., Park and Bond.
Thrifted Chaps by Ralph Lauren for Wallachs. Side vents and killer lapels. I had the shoulder pads and half the lining removed. I’ve been meaning to have the sleeves lengthened for quite some time now. I love the way this jacket looks, but it is uncomfortable after long periods of wear. The shoulders are too small and the collar pushers forward on the back of my neck. The cost of style? I’ve considered getting rid of it on many occasions for this reason, but just can’t bring myself to do it until I find a similar one. It’s worth it.
Thrifted Austin Reed for Macy’s Men’s Store. Made in the USA, 100% wool, natural shoulders, single vented, patch flap pockets, and 3.5” lapels. I had the sleeves lengthened, and am thinking about having the waist taken in. It has a nice curve to it already though. Biggest issue here is that the sleeve pitch is off, causing wrinkling in the upper sleeve. I’ve never had that fixed on a jacket before. No idea about how much it cost.