Every season I do what any sensible guy would do; I clean out my closet pitching or selling items I haven't worn in a year (more on that in a future post), and making room for newer, better things.
For this spring, I am coveting the J.Crew Ludlow cotton sportcoat shown here. Sure, I could go into spring wearing the same sportcoats I've been wearing all winter, but what fun is that? I've been looking for a good cotton blazer alternative for a few years now. Up until recently anything affordable didn't look or fit great, and anything that did was well out of my price range. Not to say I have any money to spend on clothes right now, but the moment I do this is what I will probably buy.
It is described on JCrew.com as follows:
Ludlow fit. Italian cotton. Notch collar. Chest pocket, patch pockets. Nonfunctional buttons at cuffs. Double vent. Unlined. Dry clean. Import.
One of the things I really like about it is that it is sized numerically rather than small, medium, large, etc. This way I know I am getting the same great fit I get from my other Ludlow jackets. It is also light enough to welcome the warmer sunny afternoons, but not as light as my linen blend options that I save for the dog days of summer. Plus the blue is fantastic! I would wear this with everything from blue denim jeans to white jeans, khaki, light blue, or grey chinos, or even lighter colored wool trousers. Throw on a pair of penny or tassel loafers, and we're good to go. Finally, you'd be hard pressed to beat the $228 price tag for a jacket of this caliber.