This past weekend, you asked us to track down the best priced, highest quality sports jacket on the market. Since then, we’ve spent an abnormal amount of time in dressing rooms — even by our standards — trying on, and feeling out, some of today’s top-rated jackets.
First, the winner: For the money, there’s no beating Uniqlo‘s +J S/S 2010 structured, cotton blend jackets. Indeed, for just $130, you get proper tailoring and construction, a contemporary silhouette and fabrics, and Jil Sanders’ iconic simplicity. These jackets are solid, inside and out. Just look at the work that goes into their interfacing below. We’d expect to find this attention to detail in a jacket that retails for $1,300, not $130. Note: At the Uniqlo flagship on Broadway, jacket sizing is presently limited, but a rep said to expect a big shipment on Friday, 6/11, or Monday, 6/14.
Uniqlo – 546 Broadway between Prince & Spring – 917-237-8800 – Map
Runners-Up — All of which can be acquired online, unlike the above:
- J.Crew Italian chino Aldridge two-button suit jacket for $250
- Topman stone double-breasted blazer for $180
- L.L.Bean Signature Irish linen blazer for $199
- Rugby cotton-linen blazer for $198
- Brooks Brother cotton sport coat for $300