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Blazer Recommendations for the Slim Gentleman

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I am looking for a versatile blazer that has a pretty slim fit. My chest is 33'' so it has been difficult finding a blazer that isn't a child's and fits well. Narrower lapels would be ideal. By versatile, I mean, something I can throw on with jeans or khakis. Navy would be my color of choice. The only ones that fit are kid's size 16 navy blazers with big gold buttons and big thick lapels. Trying them on brought me back to my days in Catholic elementary school... Sadly, I may have been the same size. Any recommendations? Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 12
If you have a 33" chest you will absolutely need made to measure clothing. You can try shopping some local tailors or possibly go online at a place like indochino.com
post #3 of 12
Man 33 inch chest, I thought I was skinny, 37 inch chest, 5-11 130 pounds.
post #4 of 12
lookup Jimmy Au's (LA) and Browns (in Toronto). basically what you buy as OTR is them doing all the work through the MTM program for you.
post #5 of 12
so..I see Jimmy Au's blazers every now and then thrifting...think there's a market for these on the interweb? D.
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the advice so far. I am looking for something unstructured. The blazer found here is more of what I am looking for in terms of look (and price). Unfortunetly, it is not stocked in a small.
post #7 of 12
um, if you've measured your chest around with a tape and it's 33 inches, no Small and even very few XS's will even fit you. I've got a 37 inch chest and most 36's are too big on me, so even when I find a rare 34s it's finally a fit. H&M has a size 34, Uniqlo's XS is fairly slim... if you're truly a 33 inch chest then you're probably better off going made to measure or going to a specialty store like the ones mentioned. also check Wizard of Ahs, and I think the Baroni suit (?) comes in a 34 PS, read through these: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=112400 http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=117735 http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=105379 http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=109809 http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=98839 http://www.shortsupport.org/cgi-bin/...&page=menshort http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=98839 http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=148198 http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=245150 http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=100627 http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=125947 http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?p=1890950
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post
um, if you've measured your chest around with a tape and it's 33 inches, no Small and even very few XS's will even fit you. I've got a 37 inch chest and most 36's are too big on me, so even when I find a rare 34s it's finally a fit.

H&M has a size 34, Uniqlo's XS is fairly slim... if you're truly a 33 inch chest then you're probably better off going made to measure or going to a specialty store like the ones mentioned.

also check Wizard of Ahs, and I think the Baroni suit (?) comes in a 34

Interesting, whats your height/weight?

I have the same size chest and unsure if I should go 36 or 38 looking at HM/Zara Blazers.
post #9 of 12
I'm 5'6, about 125-130lbs. H&M 34 works for me. Zara's too big in the shoulders. Uniqlo XS is usually perfect. on the higher end, Armani Collezioni 36s works, as does Z-Zegna drop 8 model in 36s. check the links, lots of info there...
post #10 of 12
I see no reason to rule out children's blazers, if they fit you. You would have to be extremely short for a proportionately sized kids' blazer with a 33" chest to be the correct length, but if you are, you have plenty of options.
post #11 of 12
Anderson Little

http://www.andersonlittle.com/

Maybe they can make something smaller than 36? They state on the front page, "Question about your size? Call 1-800-905-5994"
post #12 of 12
Check out D&G they have some very "slim stuff"
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