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Hi - I am just looking for some advice, should anyone feel inclined to offer it, as to which BB sport coat I ought to purchase at the 25% Brooks card sale. I can probably answer this question myself, but here goes -

Either coat would be $300. I am considering:

(1) this season's B/W herringbone (which feels rather cheaply made, reflected in the $398 list price, but is a classic) or

(2) last year's blue/grey and tan gun club check 3/2 sack in Saxxon wool (which is much better quality, and would obviously be a much better bargain - $648 list price).

I have my sport coat and blazer basics pretty well covered - 2B navy blazer from Andover shop, BB 2B green and blue check houndstooth coat, MTM 2B charcoal herringbone w/ blue windowpane tweed from Andover Shop, BB 2B tan herringbone w/ Saxxon wool, plus 2 BB 2B summer sport coats (whew, more coats than I realized!).

Thank you!
 

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I think you know the answer

Unless you just have to have a herringbone, go with number 2. The new BB herringbones, while not exactly substandard (better than I expected given the COO, which is Thailand, I recall), but the Saxxon coat is-- as you say-- much better quality. I'd say buy quality & look for a herringbone elsewhere if you're trying to fill a niche.
 

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Unless you just have to have a herringbone, go with number 2. The new BB herringbones, while not exactly substandard (better than I expected given the COO, which is Thailand, I recall), but the Saxxon coat is-- as you say-- much better quality. I'd say buy quality & look for a herringbone elsewhere if you're trying to fill a niche.
+1 When in doubt go w/the quality.
 
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