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Topic: Alternative Matera Slub Linen Jacket/Blouson -NTTD

I am embarrassed to admit how much time I've spent trying to find an alternative to the Connolly Matera Jacket.

For such a simple jacket, you'd think it would be easier to find a suitable "close enough".

For my money, the closest I have found to the blue slub linen jacket is this one from Murano (and its inexpensive too).  I concede the pockets are totally wrong, but the color and slub linen fabric are spot on.  I also think the cut is closer than any of the other alternative proferred. This doesn't look like a boxy cut barn jacket or shirt jacket.  It looks like a blouson.  I think it really captures the spirit of the Matera jacket:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Murano-Baird-M … 9901!US!-1

Here is the same jacket from a different seller:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Murano-Baird-M … 9901!US!-1

Both sellers have a wide variety of stock and sizes, so if youre looking for a close enough that ticks most of the boxes for less than $50 - you're welcome!

Best, Sean






https://i.postimg.cc/nCbFms84/shacket-3.jpg


https://i.postimg.cc/Y49M7YgH/shacket1.jpg



https://i.postimg.cc/mz14z48p/shacket-2.jpg

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https://i.postimg.cc/SnVV8zPj/21-CBFF2-F-ACD8-4-A4-D-A282-7-E8-CD74-EEEAA.png

https://i.postimg.cc/1V6JN7xZ/76-C2-C0-D6-BEF0-4192-B3-FB-34025-CEC7-D03.png

https://i.postimg.cc/svYTjL9Y/9-F64-BA5-E-4-B5-B-43-CF-80-CA-47-C3-B9615-BB1.jpg

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Not bad! I like the fabric.

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Nice looking shirt jacket. Pity the arms are too short for me.

Maybe too short. Different dimensions for the Larges given between the two sellers.

Last edited by Westward_Drift (24th Sep 2019 22:13)

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Good research!! Thank you  ajb007/smile

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That's a great one Sean! Do you mind if I include it in an update of the IA post, with credit to you for the find?

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canoe2 wrote:

That's a great one Sean! Do you mind if I include it in an update of the IA post, with credit to you for the find?

Yeah, totally! All good for the cause. Sean

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Just out of curiosity how durable is a jacket made from slub linen?

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walther p99 wrote:

Just out of curiosity how durable is a jacket made from slub linen?

I've had blazers in similar fabric, it should be perfectly serviceable as a jacket. Linen might have a deceptive texture but in general is a bit more hard wearing than cotton, no reason to worry.

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I wouldn't recommend any jacket like this for overweight people

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ellipsis97 wrote:

I wouldn't recommend any jacket like this for overweight people

Such an odd comment to make

It's a trucker jacket, it's incredibly versatile for anyone of any weight as long as it fits. I mean, no one overweight is gonna look like Ryan Gosling no matter what they wear but that's not the fault of a jacket.

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a8/58/c2/a858c2126fbaa3f6befa3b38b3fe648c.jpg

I think that looks fine

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Timeyswirls wrote:
ellipsis97 wrote:

I wouldn't recommend any jacket like this for overweight people

Such an odd comment to make

It's a trucker jacket, it's incredibly versatile for anyone of any weight as long as it fits. I mean, no one overweight is gonna look like Ryan Gosling no matter what they wear but that's not the fault of a jacket.

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a8/58/c2/a858c2126fbaa3f6befa3b38b3fe648c.jpg

I think that looks fine

This is not the same style? I'm talking about the linen one that DC wears.. it hugs the body and shows every imperfection

Especially when it's short it puts emphasis around the belly area and doesn't make it very appealing

Had one like that before i lost weight and it wasn't a good experience so i felt like mentioning it... i guess i shouldn't?

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Sean,

I actually like this design 100 times better than the Connolly.  You're killing my wallet.  ajb007/lol

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I actually really like the differences this jacket has to the SA one. I like that the pockets are on the chest, not the hip; and I also like that this has side tab adjusters rather than that elastic ribbing that the SA jacket has. Those hip pockets just give me the grandpa vibe. I dig this one and already snagged up a medium. Thanks for the find!

"Unfortunately I misjudged you. You're just a stupid policeman, who's luck has run out." -Dr. Julius No

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ALERT!!!

I've found THE best option for the Connolly jacket!

Mango Pocket Linen Blend Jacket! And I have a favor to ask someone in the UK (see below)


https://www.iconicalternatives.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Mango-Linen-Pocket-Jacket.jpg

In the UK: 9.99 GBP!

https://www.mangooutlet.com/gb1/men/jac … amilia;109

In U.S: $24.99

https://www.mangooutlet.com/us/men/jack … amilia;109

My favor: would someone be willing to pick up a size large for me from the UK site? They don't have any size large left on the U.S. site. Of course, I'll cover costs, shipping, etc. If anyone can, just DM me here and I'll work everything out! Thanks!

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canoe2 wrote:

ALERT!!!

I've found THE best option for the Connolly jacket!

Mango Pocket Linen Blend Jacket! And I have a favor to ask someone in the UK (see below)


https://www.iconicalternatives.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Mango-Linen-Pocket-Jacket.jpg

In the UK: 9.99 GBP!

https://www.mangooutlet.com/gb1/men/jac … amilia;109

In U.S: $24.99

https://www.mangooutlet.com/us/men/jack … amilia;109

My favor: would someone be willing to pick up a size large for me from the UK site? They don't have any size large left on the U.S. site. Of course, I'll cover costs, shipping, etc. If anyone can, just DM me here and I'll work everything out! Thanks!


WOW, thanks for sharing!

I just picked up two of them for the price of 10€ each  ajb007/biggrin

The name is Walker by the way.

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AugustWalker wrote:
canoe2 wrote:

ALERT!!!

I've found THE best option for the Connolly jacket!

Mango Pocket Linen Blend Jacket! And I have a favor to ask someone in the UK (see below)


https://www.iconicalternatives.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Mango-Linen-Pocket-Jacket.jpg

In the UK: 9.99 GBP!

https://www.mangooutlet.com/gb1/men/jac … amilia;109

In U.S: $24.99

https://www.mangooutlet.com/us/men/jack … amilia;109

My favor: would someone be willing to pick up a size large for me from the UK site? They don't have any size large left on the U.S. site. Of course, I'll cover costs, shipping, etc. If anyone can, just DM me here and I'll work everything out! Thanks!


WOW, thanks for sharing!

I just picked up two of them for the price of 10€ each  ajb007/biggrin

Any chance you could pick up a large for me? I'll cover price, shipping, etc. of course. They don't have a size large on the U.S. site.

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canoe2 wrote:
AugustWalker wrote:
canoe2 wrote:

ALERT!!!

I've found THE best option for the Connolly jacket!

Mango Pocket Linen Blend Jacket! And I have a favor to ask someone in the UK (see below)


https://www.iconicalternatives.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Mango-Linen-Pocket-Jacket.jpg

In the UK: 9.99 GBP!

https://www.mangooutlet.com/gb1/men/jac … amilia;109

In U.S: $24.99

https://www.mangooutlet.com/us/men/jack … amilia;109

My favor: would someone be willing to pick up a size large for me from the UK site? They don't have any size large left on the U.S. site. Of course, I'll cover costs, shipping, etc. If anyone can, just DM me here and I'll work everything out! Thanks!


WOW, thanks for sharing!

I just picked up two of them for the price of 10€ each  ajb007/biggrin

Any chance you could pick up a large for me? I'll cover price, shipping, etc. of course. They don't have a size large on the U.S. site.


What a great find, now how cheap?!?!? Insane  ajb007/smile

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Please note that Mango is using different sizing on their US and European sites.

On the US sire I am a Large but on the European site I would be a XL.

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MEGA find! I must admit i wouldnt have gone for any alternative normally for this jacket as i think the whole outfit for this is a bit meh.
HOWEVER at £10, ive snagged one. Nice throw on jacket whilst on holiday and Bond related, silly not to really. Ill happily settle on this, i wont be looking for anything more SA as i mentioned im not the biggest fan of this outfit and this this one found is more than reasonable. Either a reissue will be £300+ and a replica most likely £150+ so at £10 its quite the deal!

GREAT find canoe2, hats off to you  ajb007/martini

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Just wow.

Can anyone in the UK snag me a Medium?  I'll cover all costs of course...

Feel free to contact Zaritsky as a reference if needed.   ajb007/biggrin

Please DM me.

Last edited by Cajun (25th Sep 2019 16:19)

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Just bought one as well!!!

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Thank you to sunny01 for the helping me get the jacket! I really appreciate it! And thank you to all the others that offered to help! ajb007/cheers

And, as always, it's my pleasure to help us find affordable stuff when I can. Just FYI, I am going to share the jacket on social media this afternoon (in about 2 to 3 hours) and I'll publish the updated article on the website with it included. I wanted to make sure everyone here gets a chance to order one if they want it before I share it with the public.

Cheers!
John

All the best!
John

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canoe2 wrote:

Thank you to sunny01 for the helping me get the jacket! I really appreciate it! And thank you to all the others that offered to help! ajb007/cheers

And, as always, it's my pleasure to help us find affordable stuff when I can. Just FYI, I am going to share the jacket on social media this afternoon (in about 2 to 3 hours) and I'll publish the updated article on the website with it included. I wanted to make sure everyone here gets a chance to order one if they want it before I share it with the public.

Cheers!
John

All the best!
John

And we really appreciate that  ajb007/martini

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canoe2 wrote:

Thank you to sunny01 for the helping me get the jacket! I really appreciate it! And thank you to all the others that offered to help! ajb007/cheers

And, as always, it's my pleasure to help us find affordable stuff when I can. Just FYI, I am going to share the jacket on social media this afternoon (in about 2 to 3 hours) and I'll publish the updated article on the website with it included. I wanted to make sure everyone here gets a chance to order one if they want it before I share it with the public.

Cheers!
John

All the best!
John

That's very kind of you John, thank you very much, you're a true Gentleman  ajb007/bond