Uniqlo S/S Jacket Update…
As mentioned in a previous post last week, the Uniqlo linen-cotton blazer was the most budget-friendly of the bunch. Now at an even more wallet-friendly price of $49.99. Most of the blazers at Uniqlo are on sale through their promotion, so it might be worth a look.
Canali - Brioni - Incotex - Drake’s - John Lobb - Garrett Leight - Luis Morais - Daniel Wellington
(Bottom half)… Happy Easter
Carmina String Loafer…
…need that in my life.
S/S Blue Jackets…
(at all price points and an alternative)
Now that it finally is starting to look like spring out, I have been slowly working in my unstructured cotton and linen jackets. I have also been looking for new interesting pieces to add to the rotation for the warmer months ahead. With my own search, as well as some recent questions regarding price/quality, I decided to put together a list of versatile blue summer jackets (and one outside that spectrum) at different price points.
(top) This jacket from Boglioli is an unstructructured wool-twill jacket with a beautiful warm-weather-hue of blue. This jacket adds a bit of brightness without being full-out cobalt. Much higher on the price spectrum, so for most, this is just a 'I wish…' jacket.
(bottom) It is no secret that I am a fan of SuitSupply. Some think it can be a bit ‘out there’ in terms of design, but I love their cuts and stylings. I think this Washington jacket in pure linen/half lined is a perfect switch-up from the workhorse navy jacket. With the brighter blue and wide peak lapels, this jacket adds some more spice to your S/S wardrobe.
Uniqlo: Linen-Cotton Jacket. ($69.90)
(mid-left) Uniqlo puts out surprisingly decent jackets. I don’t think there is really anything else at this price that offers as much bang-for-your-buck. This linen-cotton blend in a nice navy that will work pretty much anywhere during the warm season, and at this price, you can afford to beat it up a little. Keep an eye for promotions to make it even cheaper…
(the alternative) Montedoro: DB Linen-Cotton Jacket. ($755)
(mid-right) Many already have too much blue in their closet and are looking for something different. I think a great alternative is something like this linen-cotton DB jacket in gray from Montedoro. It almost has a hue of cream in it, which will look gorgeous for this S/S season. Not everyone is a fan a DB jacket, but this jacket is extremely versatile and would be a welcome addition to many.
What jackets are you guys looking at for the S/S season?
Inspiration: The Heightened-Blue Suit
Suit: Thom Sweeney - Shirt: SuitSupply - PS: J. Crew - Sunnies: Oliver Peoples - Tie: Drake’s - Bag: Mismo - Shoes: Carmina
You would have to define ‘generic’ for me and what you’re specifically looking for..
But for some affordability-to-quality ratio brands, I would definitely recommend SuitSupply from my own personal experience, but idk if that’s deemed a generic response…?
For more less-known brands (and a lot of well-known) I would definitely check out yoox.com. It can be frustrating to go through, but there are a lot of deals to be had from some respectable brands, as well as some under-the-radar steals - if you know what to look for or willing to take a gamble. I would keep an eye out for the Italian made brands such as Tombolini, Boglioli, Lardini, Tiglio, Caruso, Cantarelli, Piombo or LBM. At retail these brands can run quite steep, but they often dip extremely low on Yoox.
I would also check out threedifferent.com and farfetch.com.
Sorry, I ended up rambling there for a minute (or two). I hope that helps, and let me know if I can be of further assistance.Who would you guys recommend? Leave it in the comments…