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what'd'ya think o this yoko d fleece blazer?

post #1 of 11
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i can't figure out whether it's the greatest blazer i've seen in a while -- esp with jeans -- or if i'm lopheaded. opinions? 240 clams at active endeavors.



post #2 of 11
What kind of fleece?
post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by floete
i can't figure out whether it's the greatest blazer i've seen in a while -- esp with jeans -- or if i'm lopheaded. opinions? 240 clams at active endeavors.




Well, if you don't use the "styleforum" coupon, you're lopheaded for sure. As for the blazer itself, for $210, I'm ambiguous. If it is the same blazer I've seen, it's made out of a sweatshirt material, and the fit is actually a lot better than those pictures show - it is a lot slimmer and more flattering if you don't buy a size larger than intended and the arms don't actually fit that long (that model has remarkably short arms, I've noticed.) On the other hand, I find myself with pieces like this and never wearing them - I dress *really* casually, and a sportsjacket, even one make out of sweatshirt material, is too dressy for me. On the other hand, if you are comfortable with a more dressed up look and want a pretty well made piece (it is similar in construction to the Spruce sweatshirt material peacoat).
post #4 of 11
I have one, but have yet to wear it yet (I didn't get it that long ago). It has a graphic on the back so it is a little more "street" than casual. It is well made like LA guy said and it has a weight to it that give it a little more substance than a normal sweatshirt (if that makes any sense at all). I really don't think I would pay $240 for one without seeing one in person first. I actually ordered one about a year ago and after seeing it in person I canceled my order. The idea of a fleece blazer grew on me over time and I picked one up from Yoko Devereaux's grand opening sale ($20).
post #5 of 11
Wings & Horns produced a blazer almost identical to this, made out of cotton sweatshirt fleece. Insanely slim fit. I kind of liked it... but... never ended up buying it.
post #6 of 11
Dill, what size did you pick it up in? Does it fit pretty true to size? (I'm about a 40 chest) I'm looking at the new one with the red undercollar (doesn't have a graphic on the back). BUt I can't decide if I want it in grey or tan. Anybody have any input on picking between?
post #7 of 11
I'm a size 40 chest, and I recall being disappointed with the fit of this blazer in size large. It was not remarkably slim, but what really annoyed me was how low the armholes were set. That sort of cut may be appropriate and expected for a Canali suit, but it's incongruous with streetwear IMHO. I agree with LA Guy about the very solid construction, though.

I now have a fleeze blazer from Surface 2 Air, which is put together more cheaply but fits better, at least after sizing down to a medium. It also has a 3rd button and tab on the lapel, so it can be worn alternatively with the collar up.
post #8 of 11
A 40" chest should be a medium, not a large.
post #9 of 11
Depends on the maker. I usually wear a large for clothing from brands/designers known for fitted cuts (e.g. AA or Costume National), and a medium for others (e.g. Polo). I would have expected Yoko D to fall into the former category. Sizing down may have improved the fit, but the armhole placement would still be off.
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by scoon0224
Dill, what size did you pick it up in? Does it fit pretty true to size? (I'm about a 40 chest)

I'm looking at the new one with the red undercollar (doesn't have a graphic on the back). BUt I can't decide if I want it in grey or tan.

Anybody have any input on picking between?

I am about a 40 too and I have a medium. I will take pics if you want to see how it fits.
post #11 of 11
yeah dill, I'd like to see what it looks like on (rather than ON a static model in one pose)
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