The Splurge: A hot weather blue blazer

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J. Crew Ludlow Herringbone Sportcoat in Italian Linen – $229.60 w/ GOODNEWS

Normally $348 and just hit the sale section at $328 this morning.  Extra 30% off drops it to $230.  

Yep.  Fresh on the heels of the J. Crew Factory cotton suit separates, there’s this beast.

$50 more than what a full cotton suit will cost you at J. Crew Factory, but you’ll be able to feel the difference.  That floating chest-piece inside J. Crew’s (non-factory) sportcoats is noticeable when you slip it on.  It gives the jacket a solid foundation without making it heavy.  And it should just move with you better.

J Crew Ludlow Italian Linen Sportcoat on saleWool, hit the bench.  Linen.  You’re in.

A perfect sportcoat to swap into rotation for the warm weather months while your standard navy wool blazer takes a breather.  But even with that extra 30% off code GOODNEWS, it’s a splurge.  Herringbone pattern makes it perfect to layer with a solid or larger/bold patterned shirt and off-white pants.  Double vent.  Gonna be hard not to look good in this…

Unless you’re stuck at home because you’re broke after dropping $230 you shouldn’t have spent on it.

All sizes seemingly available at post time, and from what it looks like, it’s not final sale either.  That’s a rare combo for a J. Crew sportcoat that’s not out of season, but instead just heading into one where it’ll see its most use.

Toss up time:  Would you rather have a full Thompson suit from J. Crew Factory and an extra $50 in your pocket?  Or this Linen sportcoat from J. Crew?  Meanwhile, their seen everywhere plaque belt also just hit the sale section.