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tips for finding my first blazer/sportcoat--Nordstrom or somewhere else?

post #1 of 5
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I do not have any blazers or sportcoats, so I would like to purchase my first one soon.  I want a timeless, classic, versatile blazer that I can wear to work or anywhere.

 

I am thinking for my first, to get possibly a navy 2 or 3 button?  Would this be a good first?

 

In looking at the Nordstrom sale going on, I am overwhelmed with the number of choices.  I know next to nothing about blazers/sportcoat cuts, styles, and fabrics.  Can someone help narrow it down for me?  Which blazers/sportcoats would you recommend? Or other websites?

 

I want something somewhere in the $100-$350 range that is decent quality and classic looking.  If you have any recommendations or links, please let me know.  Here is a link to the Nordstrom sale ones in that price range.  Thanks for your advice!

 

http://shop.nordstrom.com/c/sale-mens-suits-sportcoats?origin=leftnav#category=b60144128&type=category&page=1&size=&width=&color=&price=50-100_100-150_150-200_200-300&brand=&instoreavailability=false&lastfilter=price&sizeFinderId=15&resultsmode=&segmentId=0&partial=1&pagesize=100&contextualsortcategoryid=0

post #2 of 5
Don't jet a blazer, get a sport coat (unless you own a yacht).

If you're tall, get a 3B. If not, get a 2B.

As for material, it depends on your climate.

If you plan on wearing the thing year-round, get a lightweight jacket and invest later in a topcoat for winter use.

For a classic look, avoid wide or overly narrow lapels.

Personally, I like this one (just change the buttons): http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/peter-millar-wool-sportcoat/3392235

GL!
post #3 of 5
A fitting single breasted navy blazer in twill wool is one of the most versatile pieces a gentleman owns. A blazer can be worn all year round and look smart in jeans, khakis or wool pants.

It will be the top of my list if I don't own now.
post #4 of 5
You have no idea what you want.

You have no clue......period.


Instead of rushing out and buying something, relying on unreliable suggestions by internet strangers (half of whom are equally clueless), why don't you lurk a bit more, do some research & reading.
post #5 of 5
IMHO, that is a good suggestion, Lee, but I think a navy blazer can always be used, and it is difficult to run afoul with one.
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