Lands’ End Canvas Marled Blazer – $51.19 | J. Crew Ludlow cord sportcoat – $158.00
LEC: Use code CANVASFS50 and pin 3311 for the extra 20% off PLUS free shipping over $50
J. Crew: Use code MUSTHAVE for free shipping on J. Crew orders over $150. Credit to Jethro in the comments.
Here’s a decision. Lands’ End Canvas is running their winter sale right now, and through Tuesday January 11th you can take an additional 20% off their sale merchandise (the extra discount shows up in the cart). Plus, they’ll throw in free shipping if your purchase is over $50. The blazer you see above barely makes that cut.
But J. Crew just got a bunch of new stuff in. And their new Ludlow cord sportcoat looks pretty impressive. Two blazers, each with distinct advantages and disadvantages. Here’s the argument for each:
Lands’ End Canvas
Pros: Good price. Great color. “Refined, tailored fit”. Can be worn as a 2-button. Free shipping
Cons: Patch pockets = casual. Might still need some tailoring. Three buttons.
Pros: Ludlow trim fit. Tiny wale = dressed up. Grey color is hugely versatile. Perfect pockets.
Cons: Pricey, but not that expensive for J. Crew. Shipping is an asinine $15.50 free with the code MUSTHAVE
The Lands’ End Canvas option usually costs $130. Around $50 for any blazer is a great price. But you gotta settle a bit on some of the details. The J. Crew sportcoat is a new arrival and is priced as such. It’s also nails. Nothing wrong with it. The fabric is a pincord 18-wale (lines per square inch. Bigger number = thinner line) It looks terrific.
But how much is perfection worth? Would you be willing to pay more than 3x as much for the J. Crew if you had the $50 option staring you in the face? Leave your vote in the comments section below…