Rated 5 out of 5 by GDonovan Classic sack jacket
This 1818 Madison sack jacket is a great fit - the 40R is well proportioned with 18" shoulders and a 43" chest, which is so much better than many other Brooks jackets that have gigantic padded shoulders with a miniscule chest. The shoulders have some padding but they are much more natural than the sacks currently offered by J.Press. The material is a soft and smooth worsted and not hopsack so this jacket looks polished.
I am hopeful Brooks will offer more sack jackets and suits cut like this and will abandon the trendy Cambridge cut that has comically slim lapels and is cut ridiculously slim and short.
March 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dpoling127 THE Navy Blazer
This is THE quintessential Brooks Brothers navy blazer: 3-button (rolling to 2) sack model. All of the other blazers Brooks makes are mere variations on this original.
And don't let the word "sack" scare you. There is nothing "sacky" about this coat. In fact, Brooks has tailored it beautifully: it is neither baggy nor tight. It's just right.
Please, Brooks, stay true to who you are and the heritage you've established and never stop making this blazer.
November 2, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by FaithHeeler Consistent!
I have been wearing a three button Brooks Brother's Blue Blazer for forty years! One of the few things in life that hasn't changed! If only the rest of the world was like this classic! RSG
January 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by jleinatl Classic in every way
I bought this blazer to replace a similiar one that has served me well for almost twenty years whose lining was pretty shot but otherwise it still looks great. The Loro Piana wool of the new blazer has a better hand that that of my old Blazer, it fits perfectly and has the same classic sack styling. I highly recommend it.
April 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Conservator Another classic from BB
Even-though it is a sack non-darted, it fits great. I am somewhat between slim and athletic and in my size, it looks like BB designed it for me personally. I get lots of compliments from co-leagues and friends and am glad I bought this blazer.
Thank you, BB.
February 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DavidL The ultimate preppy blazer
What can one write about the ultimate preppy classic, the BB sack blazer? The cloth is loro piana, which is of the highest quality Italian cloth. The sack cut is an American classic, and has been a favorite of BB customers for over 50 years. While i tend to buy blazers with silver toned buttons, ones sak blazer must have the classic gold toned. While the sack cut is a little more geerous around the waist, the BB model is by no means baggy or ill fitting.
There is no garment more preppy than this blazer. All other manufaturers of allegedly preppy clothing are mere immitators of this original.
January 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by XLVAN Beautiful trad blazer
I just received this blazer after a lengthy wait. I am certainly happy that I did not cancel as this is truly a beautiful garment. A very traditional 2/3 button sack with patch and flap pockets (a nice surprise as the jacket illustrated does not have this feature). The blazer fit as if tailor made and beautifully detailed. I am very proud to add this to my wardrobe. Now if they only made this in black with silver buttons I would have to order another one.
March 25, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anony As Good As Advertised
This is the definitive Navy Blazer; everything else anywhere is a variation on it. I've had several over the years, and they always fit just as they're supposed to, look as they're supposed to, and wear as they're supposed to. No surprises (although in this day and age THAT'S a surprise!). I had to order it (retail store didn't stock the 3-button sack), and it even arrived sooner than I expected (which is when BB said it would). As good as it gets.
April 20, 2011