Shade of Grey: J. Press Silk-Linen Spring Sportcoat

“Fifty Shades of Grey” is the steamy new novel that has bored housewives all stirred up, but here’s a shade of grey for us guys.

While browsing at J. Press recently, this jacket caught my eye from across the room. The reason was the color: a grayish olive that struck a resounding early ’60s note.

The photo doesn’t do the color justice. Trust me, it’s cool. And I hope it works as a palliative for those who were blinded by the festive colors in the latest preppy news items. Preppy clothing, as Nelson Aldrich notes, seems meant to invoke the playclothes of nursery school.

Unfortunately, at $895 the jacket above doesn’t come with a 1960s price tag. But you can grab it for 30 percent off right now.

Pair it with blue buttondown, charcoal gabardine trousers, black knit tie and burgundy penny loafers and stay clear of the country club. — CC

11 Comments on "Shade of Grey: J. Press Silk-Linen Spring Sportcoat"

  1. OldSchool | May 19, 2012 at 8:27 am |

    Absolutely perfect!

  2. Boston Bean | May 19, 2012 at 8:32 am |

    There was a time when this was country club attire.
    How İ miss those days.

  3. woofboxer | May 19, 2012 at 11:20 am |

    A very nice pick and it looks as though Press have got the shoulder right on that one.

  4. That is a great looking jacket.

  5. too bad the lapels don’t strike a resounding early ’60s note

  6. You had me at “Made in Ireland.”

  7. BackButton | May 20, 2012 at 1:12 am |

    Made by Magee for JP.

  8. Nice plug for a very smart sack jacket.

  9. An Onymous | May 20, 2012 at 8:20 am |

    Who is this La Guna Beech Fuckee character?

  10. Yes, do please stay away from the club!

  11. Mitch McDonald | July 2, 2012 at 8:51 pm |

    I picked up one just like this but it was a BB in a 41 long last year at a thrift store, with tags for $3. Didn’t even know it still had the tags until I got home!

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