I have zero experience with Boden. I’ve never ordered anything from them, seen anything in person by them, nor do I end up at their website that often. But their current fall lineup of J. Crew meets L.L. Bean Signature looks great. Even their quilted slim jacket (which a lot of you guys hated) caught my eye yesterday.
Everything is designed in London and then like almost everyone else, a good deal of the manufacturing is farmed out to overseas. But Boden does a nice job about being transparent about it. They even list the countries where their stuff is made, and the Ethical Policy claims they do factory visits to make sure everything is on the up and up.
Onto the jacket. At first glance they don’t look real contoured, but if you look at the seams on the back it seems like they’re curving inward. The pics of the blazers on the models look like they’re tapered in a touch, and there’s always your tailor.
The fabrics and patterns look stellar. The grey and brown herringbone are unlined (thank you) and the sartorially rich Prince of Wales check is fully lined. They even come with functional buttons at the cuffs.
Expensive? Yeah, a little.
But where else are you going to find a stand out cotton blazer like one of these?
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