Spring Sacks for Cheap

One thing about 3/2 roll sack sport coats is that they are not cheap. Places like O’Connell’s, J.Press, and (sometimes) Brooks Brothers that stock 3/2 roll sacks have a high barrier to entry with prices average starting around $750. This presents a challenge to the younger generation interested in the style. That’s why I always like to share when I find something that is trad, ivy, & very affordable.
Uniqlo seersucker sackUniqlo 2-button sack

Uniqlo is currently offering a few sack sport coats in their Uniqlo U collection. This includes a khaki (looks brown)  seersucker with a 3/2 roll, swelled edges, and no darts. There is also the even more rare 2-button sack with patch, but not flap pockets (I like the green). Both jackets retail for $79.99 and are currently on sale for $59.99.

Before you get too excited lets talk about the pros and cons. The first con is fit. These jackets are alpha sized so fit is really hit or miss. At least they provide detailed measurements on site. Another pro is that they are cheap enough to beat up, but on the other hand the quality may not hold up to too many beatings. If you are on a budget, but like the trad look or are just a trad looking for a beater jacket these may be worth checking out.

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Jerrod Swanton is a simple man interested in simple, classic, and traditional style.

7 Comments on "Spring Sacks for Cheap"

  1. Joel Vaughan says:

    Jerrod readers, fyi, great deals on Lands’ End Hyde Park OCBDs today. 30% off

  2. Woofboxer says:

    Good environmental scanning skills there OCBD!
    Uniqlo come up with some good stuff sometimes, the problem is that items often only appear for a short period. With this U Collection they appear to be trying to position themselves higher up the market and are talking about permanent collections, which would be welcome. The matching trousers don’t look bad either, a seersucker suit for a hundred bucks!

  3. Alexander_F says:

    100 % Polyester both inside and outside. Sometimes, concessions have to be made, but that one is a deal breaker, at least in my book.

  4. Max says:

    Thank you for this great note!
    Another option (price in between Uniqlo and J. Press/O’Connell’s) could be the “Ivy Slack Jackets” by J.Keydge. I don’t have such a jacket yet but they told me the summer collection will be available around April 20th. Any opinions about that jacket?

  5. August West says:

    This description of the jacket literally made me LOL:
    In a boxy cut suited for work.
    Can be paired with jogger pants.

  6. oxford cloth button down says:

    August – Me, too! I almost included that in the post.

    Max – I like the Keydge jackets a lot, but they are hard to source. Press occasionally offers them, but the sizing and colors is limited. If I recall correctly they are prices around $400.

  7. D says:

    I bought the seersucker one and for some reason the jacket has no vents.

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