Yeah it was between the wool blazer or PH for me as well... slightly different aesthetic I think the a1923 stuff is a little bit cleaner/sharper. Yeah I agree it's definitely easier to wear.
It's not like the cotton or wool/ramie editions because it's a much less stiff fabric and crosses further into PH territory.
Damn shame about the wool/ramie version for you.. both fit me pretty well. I do wear the wool/ramie less because it looks more extreme.