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Best navy blue blazer for $250 or less?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by styletert, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. styletert

    styletert Member

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    I'm looking to buy my first blazer. I would be wearing it casually with khakis or possibly jeans more often than with dress pants.

    I was thinking of buying the Jos. A Banks Signature model for $238:
    http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Product_11001_10050_357191

    although that has gold buttons. I would want to change those to something less flashy and that would add to the expense. Also I was considering the Traveler tailored fit:
    http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Product_11001_10050_357155

    I would almost consider the Signature Gold model for $330 but with alterations it would be too much for me.

    Are there any others that you would recommend in the $250 or under price range?
     
  2. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Senior member

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    Buy something off ebay or B&S and have it tailored.
     
  3. Twotone

    Twotone Senior member

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    I have two navy blazers that were under $250 each. One was from Wizard of Ahs (formerly and ebay seller now has his own web site) and the other was a HSM Gold Trumper on clearance sale at Dillards. I'd peg them as equal in quality of materials and construction. The Wiz has brass buttons and the HSM has pewter. A little tailoring and they fit great.
     
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  4. fashionnoob

    fashionnoob Senior member

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    Go to yoox.com and find a Corneliani blazer. I picked up the one I have off there last year for around that price in a year-round weight. Full-canvassed, pick-stitching, etc. Looks great.
     
  5. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    All the recommendations above are for people who know what they're doing AND don't want to pay a lot. At $250, the OP should going to be to somewhere like BR or Jcrew where he can try it on.
     
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  6. styletert

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    Is there anything better than the Jos A Banks, that's easy to find without hunting on eBay, classifieds, or rare sales?
     
  7. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Senior member

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    See the post right above yours by Liquidus.
     
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  8. GeorgeCostanza

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    J Crew Ludlows run ~$425
     
  9. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    Did you actually look at their website?

    Here's the Ludlow blazer for $388. They also seem to have a 30% off sale.
     
  10. styletert

    styletert Member

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    The J Crew Ludlow looks like it might be too narrow in the midsection for me.
     
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  12. ironduke

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    I would not necessarily believe that picture is the really the fit of Jcrew.
     
  13. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

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    Check outlets. I found a solid navy Polo (Made in Italy) SC for 298 at a recent sale (down from $1500).

    C21 also had solid navy blazers by Altea for 299; I think they're half canvassed.
     
  14. styletert

    styletert Member

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    I went to a J Crew store and tried on the Ludlow suit jackets since they didn't have the blazer. They seemed to fit well, with just enough room in the midsection. Which is higher quality (construction, longevity etc) between the Jos A Banks (I'd probably go with the Traveler tailored fit) or the J Crew?
     
  15. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Senior member

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    Have you tried on the JAB blazer?

    Pick the one that fits you better.
     

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