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Best Navy Blue Blazers

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gotleib1, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. gotleib1

    gotleib1 New Member

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    Good Morning & Happy 4th to those stateside!

    Just want to start off by saying that I have enjoyed the wealth of knowledge here on SF for quite some time.

    I am currently in the market for a navy blue blazer, but am unsure of where to go to get one at a good value and fit.

    I was recently at the Turnbull & Asser summer sale in NYC and tried on one of their blazers and it fit beautifully. I'm generally a 38R but most off the rack items tend to be a bit too big front to back. Not so with the T&A. I've been looking for something similar since seeing that blazer as the $1,200 tag is a little bit more than I am looking to spend.

    Things I'm looking for in a blazer:

    2 Button
    Double Vent
    Trim, tailored fit
    Ticket pocket (not necessary but would be great)

    I'm NYC based so I know there a lot of great options around, but I am unsure as which to avail myself of. MTM? Off the Rack? Where?

    Thanks in advance for your advice!
     
  2. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Senior member

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    Budget?

    Check out Brooks Brothers, perhaps?
     
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  3. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    For about a grand surely you could get bespoke / mtm.
     
  4. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    About a year ago I got a great RLPL navy blazer that hits everything on your list for about half the price of the T&A you tried on. I snagged it off eBay, BNWT for around $500-$600, can't remember the exact price.
     
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    GBR Senior member

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    lee_44106 Senior member

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    ORLY? :rolleyes:

    Then perhaps you've known of the SEARCH function? or that just about every 3 days a newbie post a question asking for the perfect blazer?




    Everybody says that. XXXX branded whatever fits me spot-on, beautifully, to a T.

    I highly doubt you know what a good fit is
     
  7. gotleib1

    gotleib1 New Member

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    Thanks for all the replies so far. For this purchase about $500-$600 is the top end of my budget.
     
  8. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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  9. SMatthews

    SMatthews Well-Known Member

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    Yes it would definitely help if you have a specific budget range for the blazers.
     
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    The Thin Man Senior member

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    Mr. Ned is a good option at this price level.
     
  12. poissa

    poissa Senior member

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    I ordered a Samuelsohn for ~$900 as a result of their trunk show. A penny more than you desire. Try ebay for the same. I've seen similar for ~ $100
     
  13. JTA

    JTA Senior member

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    Phineas Cole fits your budget.
     
  14. joe4u

    joe4u Well-Known Member

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    It would be a steal to get around $500 worth of quality navy blue blazer on ebay. But off the rack I found one at an RL store last year.
     
  15. Jackie Treehorn

    Jackie Treehorn Senior member

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    The phrase "navy blue" could be considered redundant at this point. "Navy" suffices on its own, seeing as how there are no other colors commonly qualified as "navy." There is no navy green, nor a navy red, nor a navy brown.

    Respectfully,
    E.B.W.
     
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  16. gotleib1

    gotleib1 New Member

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    Anybody have any experience with Mr. Ned and blazers specifically? I had been thinking of that option...
     
  17. gotleib1

    gotleib1 New Member

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    Isn't there such a thing a Navy Gray? As seen in ship hulls?
     
  18. SpiffEngineer

    SpiffEngineer Senior member

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    I believe that navy ships used to be painted "battleship grey", but I have never seen it referred to as "navy grey".
     

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