Thursday, April 22, 2010

Dress Code: Rugby Newbury Chino Jacket


-I mentioned a couple weeks ago that I was contemplating buying this khaki blazer from Rugby. When RL was offering 25 percent off all items, I couldn't justify not picking it up for about $130. After messing around a bit it's become pretty clear that this jacket is going to be a favorite heading into summer, but it's also heavier than I'd expected and it should make the transition to fall pretty easily. For this first look I very blatantly referenced the May GQ cover, going with the Gap chambray work-shirt and a dark tie (tie and clip are vintage.) I'm a pocket square novice, but pairing my chambray pocket square from The Hill-Side with the shirt/jacket was a no-brainer. I'm going to try this look again with my Naked & Famous denim and see if it still translates. I might rock the white denim a few times this summer, but it's probably not something I'll go with regularly.
-Check out three more jacket-based looks I came up with after the jump.

-Click the images to enlarge.

-This second look is from yesterday's post about 511s, I think it shows the jacket in a more collegiate assemblage.

-Despite the inadvertently douchy poses, this is how I might rock this jacket in late September when the weather is starting to cool down. The shirt is Gitman Vintage, jeans are Naked & Famous.

-It's rare that you'll see me wearing a shirt without a BD collar, but I've been meaning to give this J.Crew purple gingham more play this summer. A grey tie always works with purple. The jeans are my raw 511s.
- When I previewed this post on TwitterJeremy and Lawrence clowned on my shoe-game a bit, and I must admit that their admonishments were warranted. Shoes, like the dudes from PutThisOn say in their new video, are an investment. For that reason, upgrading your footwear is a challenge for those on a college budget. I'm always on the eBay prowl for Alden steals, but until I've got a spare $500 to drop on some quality kicks, I'm happy with my beat-to-shit Sperrys and my $68 DKNY wingtips (among others.)
-Anyway, this jacket fits great (mine is a small) and it was a steal, I wholeheartedly recommend it.

10 comments:

TheSundayBest said...

Inadvertently douche-y...or AWESOMELY douche-y?

Ben said...

Why are you looking up in so many of your fit shots?

Just curious

Angelo said...

It's just that the camera is super low.

p.m. said...

when is gq just going to hire you already?

Danny Q said...

Thinking about getting this in the same size, can i ask how tall are you? Thanks man, I dig the blog.

Angelo said...

I'm 5'11

DC said...

I've been thinking about pulling the trigger on the navy version. Out of curiosity, and for fit reference, what is your regular suit chest size? Thanks

Angelo said...

My regular chest size is 37, so when I have a choice between a 36 or a 38 I usually go with the latter. The Rugby small is a 38.

Style said...

Did you have to tailor the jacket or did it come that slim fitting off the rack?

Angelo said...

It's right off the rack, no alteration.