A Find: The Brooks Brothers Green Sport Coat

I had a little luck at the Junior League Thrift Store a weekend or so ago.  While I don’t buy that many blazers anymore, I always give that rack a look when I’m thrifting.  As I mentioned a while back, I love the Sid Mashburn Silk Matka sport coat, but never pulled the trigger.  When I came across this vintage sport coat from Brooks Brothers, I was pumped: This green is not a four-season look (the Sid model certainly is), as it’s a little mint-y in color.  Regardless, I love the fabric, as well as the lighter buttons.  It boasts a casual tone that will go so well with a spectrum of outfits. Different options: APCs and a blue gingham shirt, or white Levi’s and a perfect blue oxford…  This jacket will be the centerpiece of an outfit.  With a jacket like this, you don’t want to get too fancy, because you don’t want to look like you are in costume.  And you don’t want to be a clown.  Keep in mind, the menswear spectrum has loosened up over the last few years where we’ve moved beyond the limits of a blue blazer and a gray suit.  We’re adding more color to our pallet, which is a good thing.  With this opportunity comes great responsibility.  So do it right. I have to get the sleeves let out about an inch and a half and we are in business. What say you?  You like?

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  1. MPR
    06/12/2014 / 4:18 PM

    Dig it. And as my grandmother always says, “Wear it in good health.”

  2. 06/17/2014 / 11:39 PM

    You seem to have the best luck of anyone I know when thrifting.

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