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18-08-2014 07:02 PM
Gloverall summer jacket -opinions please
Gentlemen, I'm dithering over an online purchase so what do you think to this:
Mens | Indigo Button Jacket | Gloverall | Gloverall
I have a Gloverall tweed jacket I like the fit of and I was thinking of this for a summer weight jacket.
A bit late for this year maybe.
It appeals to me as it's not so formal as a conventional blazer.
I'd probably wear it with jeans/khakis and T-shirt or oxford.
18-08-2014 10:18 PM
Looks fine to me Andy and at a good discount too. You might not get much wear out of it this year though - I gave up on summer yesterday and put the garden furniture back into the shed.
18-08-2014 11:29 PM
Thanks Mike . If it gets your approval that's good enough for me.
I must admit, if you'd said it was sh1t (and I know you would!) that would have been enough to kill it.
21-08-2014 04:15 PM
I ordered online Tuesday afternoon and it came this morning.
It was nicely made of good materials but unfortunately it didn't fit very well.
I think it must have been made for someone with 40" chest....... but a 40" waist.
I'm 39 1/2 " - 33" so it fitted me like a relaxed fit" sack.
It's on it's way back as I write.
21-08-2014 11:32 PM
If you're a 39.5" chest, you could probably get away with a 38 in a lot of jackets - a 38 will normally fit anyone up to a 40" chest.
I've a 38" chest and usually find that a 36" fits spot on.
It sounds like this jacket is a relaxed fit, so either way it would probably look a bit baggy if you're slim like yourself.
22-08-2014 06:25 PM
You're right (again).
I've been into Derby today and found something similar (except the colour) in 38" which fits perfectly.
The icing on the cake was that it was in an end of summer sale down, from £275 to £85.
I must have tried 10 jackets on before I found the one I was happy with so the effort paid off eventually.