Monday, November 22, 2010

United Colors Of Benetton Quilted Blazer

From the pages of a Japanese mag (Leon? Men's Precious? Men's Ex?) to the back of a friend to a glowing recommendation to my closet - that's how lots of my purchases have panned out recently.  And none have worked out better than a new quilted blazer I just picked up from United Colors of BenettonQuilted blazers are pretty awesome, but are always tough to find and are always expensive as hell.  Well, if you can locate a United Colors of Benetton near you (sorry, no online shop for these Italians) all your quilted dreams may very well come true.  Be wary, however, as not all Benetton retail spots carry their men's line (I'm looking at you, Charlotte).  This particular jacket is on sale for around $150 depending on sales tax and may even drop lower.  The Benetton I went to didn't even have these on the floor.  My assumption is that these guys overstated the sophistication of their customer (Club Monaco syndrome) and the result is a bunch of extra units nobody wants.  So take advantage.  Bottom line: this jacket is worth every cent and I've been wearing it nonstop since I picked it up this past weekend.  Conveniently listed pros and cons can be found below.

Pros:
-100% wool outer (as oppose to nylon)
-Surprisingly warm
-Patch pockets
-Breast pocket (begging for a pocket square/handkerchief)
-Great off the rack fit (higher arm holes make layering easier)
-Under arm vents
-Elbow patches

Cons:
-Ventless
-Only available in gray
-Non-functioning sleeve buttons
-Wrinkles quite easily
-Lacks suede detailing (undercollar, elbow patches, etc.)
-Made in China


-L.A.S

22 comments:

  1. Patrick KicklighterNovember 22, 2010 at 8:34 PM

    Cons:
    -Ugly

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  2. PK- My point and shoot + no photo skillzzz = not doing it justice. Regardless, to each his own.

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  3. Ventless? Wtf? That's one of the worst cons it could've came with.

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  4. That'll go great with the pants you picked up from Fiorucci.

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  5. Kicklighter - why do you even read this site? I've never read a positive thing from you. Do us all a favor and step into oncoming traffic.

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  6. that thing looks boxy as fuck. fit pic?

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  7. Anon 10:07 PM

    Fuck off. Pull L.A.S's cock out of your throat and get a life.

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  8. You pick up a jacket from Benetton for $150 and expect it to have functioning button holes? You are fucking clueless dude.

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  9. Anon @12:47- Jackets from brands like Lands End Canvas and LL Bean Signature feature working button holes on jackets half the price of this one. With surgeon cuffs being all the rage on off the rack jackets these days I was actually surprised to see them omitted.

    Also, this jacket was ON SALE for $150, so it's an expectation based on the original retail price.

    Chill out.

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  10. Saw the J. Lindeberg quilted jacket on sale on Gilt today and after seeing this post and checking out looks to put together with a quilted jacket, I copped it. Haha. This is gunna be sick.
    BAM!
    http://us.asos.com/J-Lindeberg-J-Lindeberg-Rumble-Patch-Tweed-Quilted-Blazer/tjgqb/?iid=1210565&cid=4009&sh=0&pge=1&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Grey%2fBeige

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  11. Sorry, anon@338 but the Lindebert jacket is douchey.

    And as for working button holes on jackets, I'd prefer if they didn't have them, since it makes adjusting the sleeve almost impossible, and sleeves never fit my shortass arms. I saw a beautiful camel-colored wool three-patch-pocket jacket at Club Monaco the other day but I didn't pull the trigger 'cause of the surgeon cuffs.

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  12. Kicklighter - How about you get a life instead of trolling websites like this one all day long you fucking loser.

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  13. allen is right about RTW jackets with functional buttonholes on the sleeves. It's basically roulette for arm length. That's why Caruso and Isaia put their buttons in a bag with thread and don't finish the sleeves. Your tailor can subtract or add length as necessary and then cut buttonholes at the right length.

    If your arms of short, taking them up at the shoulder is expensive and only can help so much. If your arms are long you might be able to add length at the bottom, but the sleeves are then going to have a lot of material between the hem and the bottom button making it look unbalanced.

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  14. Patrick KicklighterNovember 23, 2010 at 9:47 PM

    Anon 3:50 PM -

    Go hang yourself with a quilted blazer you fucking clown. I will start trolling for your girlfriends pussy.

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  15. Took you a while to come back with that one Kicklighter. Were you busy digging for the gerbil in ACL's ass?

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  16. ITS LIKE FUCKIN YOUTUBE DOWN HERE

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  17. Kicklighter gargles testicles and measures his dong with a flannel ruler. Please die.

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  18. Sorry for the delay - I was out in the real world talking to human beings and making money. Not living in my parents basement jerking off to pictures of Alden shoes and Nick Wooster. Don't catch your dick in your Tellason zipper when your finished. Cocksuckers.

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  19. C'mon Kicklighter, we know you were really searching the internet for home remedies on how to make the patches on that scraggly beard of yours fill in. You look like a pediphile. I'm begging you to do the residents of the south a favor and wrap your lips around the barrel of a Beretta stat. At least your last memory, that of sucking a cold, hard shaft will be familiar.

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  20. Kicklighter-

    My Tellasons have a button fly but thanks for the well wishes, brah.

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  21. I think that round goes to Kicklighter

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  22. Yeah it goes right into Kicklighter's stretched anus.

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