Spring jackets, part 2

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The stripes at the hem of this cropped jacket are so spiff, and I love how they contrast with the army green.

A slightly more feminine version of a utility jacket, in a lovely off-white hue.

Meanwhile, I do like the idea of wearing a straightforwardly white jacket, and if I wasn’t constantly spilling things on myself, I probably would. I find the collar and lapel here very appealing.

This looks like the kind of army surplus store jackets I remember being popular in the 70s. I like the crop, which isn’t too cropped, and the big patch pockets.

A well-priced faux-leather jacket that looks a great deal like the real thing.

A slouchy indigo jacket perfect for running around town on the weekend.

I am a fan of this classic camo number, and like how the snap closures update the look a bit.

And here’s a really pretty great, more abstract camo print that is idling in my shopping cart even as I type.

It’s J. Crew’s ever-popular Downtown Field Jacket, but all done up in a pretty excellent Liberty print.

 

 

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    c.w.
    27 Mar 2019
    8:44am

    In spite of the patch pockets I am drawn to that Sezane jacket (although, full disclosure, I’d have to switch out those brown buttons!). And the Liberty print floral is something I will consider since I’m trying to break out of my non-floral habit––and it’s 40% off! Excellent suggestions here!!

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      Jenny
      27 Mar 2019
      8:51pm

      At the risk of sounding like a broken record (or a paid shill), Whimsy & Row has a cream-colored chore jacket with subtler pockets and tortoise-looking buttons. I skew “ethical” fashion (in quotes because I know it’s such a poorly defined term), and apparently all the brands got together and decided their target market wants chore jackets and high-waisted wide-legged pants. Which I do… but it’s unnerving to see the same silhouette repeated across brands, especially since one of the reasons I like the “ethical” brands is that I thought they were a little more original and off-beat.

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        Mamavalveeta03
        28 Mar 2019
        2:04am

        Good point about brands all going in the same direction, Jenny. Kim, I get how Pantone “predicts” the color trends, but how do all of the designers suddenly come up with the same idea? (i.e. paperbag waists)

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    Mary
    27 Mar 2019
    10:42am

    I’ve been on the hunt for a nice-looking faux leather jacket.

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      Darcy
      27 Mar 2019
      3:01pm

      That jacket looks great. I 100% love the bling-free, black zippers. I ordered one. : )

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      jtms
      27 Mar 2019
      4:51pm

      Does anyone know of a good brand of faux leather? I’m fine with faux leather bags, but faux leather jackets always make me too hot/sweaty and faux leather shoes give me blisters. But maybe I’ve only tried cheap versions.

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    Kathi
    27 Mar 2019
    2:24pm

    So many splendid options in both part one & part two!!

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    kimbersam
    27 Mar 2019
    3:52pm

    Did you hear that noise….wait…listen again…..
    That is me screaming with joy over that Harvey Faircloth number. MY HEART!!!!

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    Anne
    27 Mar 2019
    10:12pm

    All great jackets, but I would like to see more longer ones!

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      Mamavalveeta03
      28 Mar 2019
      2:06am

      I’m a fan of longer, too. Short and boxy makes me look, well…short and boxy! I do love the Sezane chore jacket, tho.

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    Mimi
    28 Mar 2019
    10:39am

    My favorite is the & Other Stories army green wool Eisenhower jacket. Timeless! I love that it’s cropped and I don’t think it would be too boxy in a small enough size. I’m not sure about the silver snaps, but they might be less bombastic IRL, without a photographer’s bright lights shining on them.

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