Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Attn: Cheap As Chino

Not so much a post as a news blast I guess, but J. Crew's on point Lundlow chino sportcoat has just hit the sale rack and can currently be grabbed for $98 (if you're a small don't bother), which is pretty much how much it costs to go grocery shopping at CVS these days.  It's not a bad deal at all and is definitely in the conversation for best off the rack chino blazer thanks its trimmed up, modern fit.  No need to overthink this at all - crispy white button down, your denim and maybe some penny loafers.  Now that's some classic and understated style at its best.


-L.A.S

18 comments:

  1. But, but, but, but, but, I *AM* a small!

    /weeps

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  2. Funny, I did that post on chino jackets and was mulling over my options. Then a commenter pointed toward this jacket and I snapped it up immediately.

    It is really nice. I'm around a 42-43" chest. I got a large and it fits well in the chest/shoulders. Sleeves are too long for me, however.

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  3. Purchased w/ free shipping (CRW86V), just in case. How tall are you, Tommy?

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  5. damn... i've had my eye on this for a few weeks. I just grabbed a medium. Thanks for the heads up, man

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  6. Bought it about a month ago (already $98 at my local JC) and LOVE it. Get compliments every time I wear it and it just feels like Summer.

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  7. As noted above, the sleeves are a little long but for this price just get them shortened.

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  8. I'm waiting on a micro-gingham sport coat I saw in their Spring/Summer video. I'd like something with a little pop.

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  9. Sleeves and body were too long for me in the Clayton (basically same model). Also the fabric is quite thin, it just doesn't feel like a true chino sportcoat to me. I might get the Rugby one, or if I can find the funds, the workwear jacket from Folk that was part of a feature on Secret Forts not too long ago.

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  10. Would this fit someone in the 6"2-6"3 range? I like it, but I'm afriad it may to be too short in the body.

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  11. Does anyone know if there are matching pants for this fabric? Couldn't find 'desert khaki' pants anywhere else on the website.

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  12. @jumpjet if you're a large, there is a mini Glen Plaid version of the same cut available for the same price.

    @anon, a khaki blazer isn't the kind of thing you want to match your pants. try it with dark (or light) jeans, or trousers in grey, navy or brown.

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  13. i should clarify -- khaki is a great COLOR for a suit but this chino fabric (much like the j.crew pants i wear almost every day) is particularly casual, and i would find it an odd suiting material. they offer two-pieces of a more formal italian twill in wheat: http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Browse/MensBrowse/Men_Shop_By_Category/suitinganddressshirts/Ludlow/PRDOVR~21350/21350.jsp

    i would suggest this sportcoat as a neutral separate, dressing down formal pieces and dressing up casual. but your style is your own and i'm sure it would work for you.

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  14. Well - i have a brand new SMALL still with tags on if someone wants to pick it up (we can move the discussion to styleforum or something). $115 to your door. That covers the cost of the jacket + chicago tax, and shipping, paypal, etc.

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  15. They're actually $80 at the J. Crew near me (Americana Manhasset) and there's a size small for $50 at Roosevelt Field Mall (as of 6 or 7 days ago).

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