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Navy blazer

post #1 of 32
Thread Starter 
Hi everyone,

I am considering purchasing a nice navy blazer which can fit equally well with dress trousers, khaki color pants or jeans. What I have in mind is this one:

http://www.jcrew.com/catalog/product...atId=cat102054


What are your thoughts, does anybody have the same one?

Regards,
Anastas
post #2 of 32
How old are you? Is this for work? If not, have you considered a simple vest as an alternative to a sportcoat?
post #3 of 32
Thread Starter 
Hello,

I am 26 and I guess I am looking for something to wear out in town (with casual pants or jeans), not so much on official occasions.

Isn't a vest too formal?

Regards,
Anastas
post #4 of 32
Not a separate, worn without a jacket, and your sleeves rolled up. It's a nice casual look worth considering with jeans or casual slacks.

Consider your weather, but for a jacket, you might try something in linen.
post #5 of 32
Thread Starter 
Can you recommend any good vests in the 150$ range?

Thanks
post #6 of 32
It's a classic look, very versatile. If you have the cash, I'd invest in something better than the J.Crew coat, since its a classic you might keep for the rest of your life...
post #7 of 32
Quality on that JCrew jacket is going to be mediocre. Don't know if that's the top of your price range, but it's a lot of money for that jacket, in my opinion. There are also a LOT of blazers on eBay and in thrift stores to be had for less than 10% of that jacket.
post #8 of 32
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Originally Posted by purelook
Can you recommend any good vests in the 150$ range?

Thanks

Where are you based?
post #9 of 32
Thread Starter 
I am in Eastern Europe and we do not have any good stores here, so my only option is ebay and stores in NYC (a friend can make the purchase for me)

The bad thing of course is I cannot try it on, so I have to rely on the size chart. And unfortunately 250-300 is the top I can afford right now.

Regards,
Anastas
post #10 of 32
For that amount you might try to have something tailored. I picked up one in Cannes from Gauthier for 205 euros, and that should be considered the high end.
post #11 of 32
Thread Starter 
I think that would be nice, but not possible at the moment. Last week I went to a tailor to have a black cotton sportcoat taken in the waist. He did a horrible job, in my view, and I made him undo it. So I'd rather order something my size I know would be decent.
post #12 of 32
What size are you?
post #13 of 32
Everyone should have a navy blazer. I think that vests can't touch 'em in versatility or style. The fact that you don't have one and don't really know what you want supports your purchasing a less expensive one, for now. J Crew will last you a few years, and in the meantime you can decide how you like to wear it. People on this list gravitate toward things that'll last forever, but spending lots of extra money for that doesn't always make sense....
post #14 of 32
Thread Starter 
Size is 42L.
I liked the jcrew one because it looks simple and has clean lines (at least looking at the photo) And I thought the material will be ok. But if anyone can suggest a better one I will look at it.

Thanks for your help,
Anastas
post #15 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by profjmb
Everyone should have a navy blazer. I think that vests can't touch 'em in versatility or style. The fact that you don't have one and don't really know what you want supports your purchasing a less expensive one, for now. J Crew will last you a few years, and in the meantime you can decide how you like to wear it. People on this list gravitate toward things that'll last forever, but spending lots of extra money for that doesn't always make sense....

I completely disagree with this about a navy blazer.
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