Wallace & Barnes shawl-collar blazer in English wool
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Wallace & Barnes shawl-collar blazer in English wool
Wallace & Barnes shawl-collar blazer in English wool
Wallace & Barnes shawl-collar blazer in English wool
Product Details

This shawl-collar blazer is inspired by old-school workwear and made of wool woven by the Mallalieu mill in England, which is one of the oldest mills in the country. The body is completely unconstructed, meaning it's made without any of the internal canvasing and padding that give your suit jackets their sharp silhouettes, so it's more casual and ideal for everyday use (it's still lined at the sleeves, though, so it's easy to put on and take off). Think of it as the kind of jacket you throw over an armchair rather than put on a hanger, but it still looks polished.

  • English wool.
  • Three-button closure.
  • Nonfunctional buttons at cuffs.
  • Dry clean.
  • Import.
Size & Fit Details
  • Tailored, modern cut with a trim silhouette.
  • Narrow lapel.

Wallace & Barnes shawl-collar blazer in English wool

Wallace & Barnes shawl-collar blazer in English wool is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A unique addition, just be careful of small sizing The piece would probably serve the same function as a shawl cardigan, but it's a little more interesting, more rugged, and less sit-around-the-fire (unless that fire is outdoors). The navy is so dark it looks black from a distance, but that's not really a detractor. One thing to be aware of is the size. I generally wear 36r in J. Crew blazers (I'm 6'1, 160lbs) because I really hate slack around the shoulders and under the arms (as you should too). But the 36r looked like a small sweater on me -- particularly the length over the waist was quite a bit shorter than a Ludlow blazer. I upped it to a 38r and it's perfect. This is a good piece because it can be worn constantly, taken off or kept on, unlike a cardigan which you may have to plan your day's wardrobe around to match. Again, it's unique and you may not know you need it until you wear it.
Date published: 2015-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Piece When I first purchased this piece, I wasn't sold on the fit or materials, and contemplated a return (especially given the price point), but it's grown on me since. The dark-nearly-black unlined heavy wool fabric and overall construction are definitely more on the cardigan side of the spectrum, but the sleeves are lined and it's cut like a ludlow sportcoat (high arm holes, slim fit). It's different than what you might expect from a jacket or sportcoat, almost an acquired taste, but I can guarantee it's going to be different than most things in your closet (or others). I went from wanting to return it to wanting to wear it once the weather gets a few degrees colder here in the Northeast. Be wary of a few mistakes in the description. Sleeve buttons are functional, for one, which would make tailoring more difficult, although I've been told this is an intentional design choice because the sleeves are meant to be rolled a bit with this style.
Date published: 2015-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not A Review - Observation The product description doesn't match the product. It says 2 button closure but the picture has 3. Plus, there's a throat latch. It also does not appear to have any vents but the description says double. The description says that it's for warm weather however, it seems like it doubles as an cool-colder weather outer jacket. Also it would be noteworthy to point out that it has a shawl collar not a notch/peak lapel.
Date published: 2015-08-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Old World English Charm Lovely blazer. Light and unstructured. The fabric drapes over the body in a manner that is both dapper and comfortable. The three button closure is a welcome departure from the American two button orthodoxy that is all the rage. Two major peeves: Buttons! Buttons! Buttons. They are always loose on J Crew shorts and jackets including a Ludlow cashmere coat and another topcoat I bought. This seems to be an endemic problem with J Crew tailoring. Please fix this! Erroneous Description: This jacket does not have any vents. Please correct the description.
Date published: 2015-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unique Really interesting fabric, very vintage, not sweater-like (despite the shawl) or heavy tweed, and the collar is fascinating. It feels like some sort of northern-English workers jacket. But oddly lightweight. Really surprising.
Date published: 2016-10-08
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