Brooks Brothers Chalk Stripe Sport Jacket – $198.00
Just under $200 might seem expensive for guys who are used to spending around $100 or even less on a blazer. But for the extra money you’ll shell out on this thing, it appears you get a year round sport jacket that has no flaws.
It’s unstructured, 100% cotton, has an amazing stand-out stripe, and great looking buttons. It’s also a slimmer fit, half lined in chambray, and being that it’s coming from Brooks Brothers it’s fair to expect a high level of quality.
This is not a standard blue wool blazer. This is cotton, with natural shoulders, and whereas the gold buttons used to be the most noticeable feature on the ol’ navy blazer… this version skips those. (UPDATE: It’s also listed as black? Looks deep navy to me?) Instead, the can’t miss detail is the obvious chalk stripe. That’s a huge upgrade. And even with the stripe, you should be able to get away with wearing it casually. The model in the pic is wearing the rear patch pocket Brooks Brothers Slim Fit 5-pocket chinos. Those are about as close to jeans as a pair of chinos can get.
Sometimes you can get away with inexpensive alternatives to the higher priced Brooks Brothers look. But this jacket seems to be unique, so be prepared to pay up if you’re interested.
Too expensive? Even worth consideration?