My only jacket is an ASOS one I bought about 10 years ago for, I think, £20. It’s got annoying oversized domed buttons that always look about to fall off, including 2 on the back that catch on the backs of chairs or press into your back uncomfortably when sitting.
The worst thing is, it’s dry clean only. My reluctance to buy a new jacket means I’ve paid far more than the jacket originally cost in dry cleaning (which, wow, is really fucking expensive). I’ve decided I’m going to get rid of it so I don’t have to pay to get it dry cleaned again, which in practice means I’ll spend several years’ worth of dry cleaning cost on fabric to make a replacement.
I have one i really like, its a varsity jacket that has no weird numbers or letters on, just a plain good old black and white varsity jacket. Its the only one i have, usually go for thin raincoats or jumpers to keep warm in the summer evenings etc
I have an inordinate number of coats & jackets but it’s still no good at this time of the year when it’s -3C when you leave the house, 11C at lunchtime and goes back down to 0 when the sun goes in at 7pm
I’m hesitant about washing dry clean only stuff after once shrinking something (that also let out an alarming quantity of purple dye while washing). ASOS stuff is usually machine washable so if it says dry clean I imagine there’s some reason for it. However I’m not particularly attached to the jacket and it’s getting on a bit, so now might be the time to find out…