Best Value Blazers

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieselman89, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Senior member

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    I am in the market for several blazers. They will be worn with jeans and khakis. I have found a few companies below and included my thoughts. I would like to gain some insight from other SFers.

    Brooks Brothers
    Price: $448 and up
    Quality is decent. You can occasionally get a good deal on sales. You are mostly paying for brand image. Fabrics can be good but those cost as much as $700+.


    Suit Supply
    Price: $399 and up
    Above average quality fabrics. The fit/sizes are inconsistent. You pay for what you get. A jacket may require $$$ in alterations for appropriate fit.

    J Crew
    Don't bother. These are fused and you are paying outrageous prices.
     


  2. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Senior member

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    Anyone have suggestions?
     


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    Marc Voorhees Senior member

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    I happen to like the BB Blazers, the harris tweeds are nice and they had a jacket i was considering getting this weekend on sale. at the 448 price point and this weekends sale, it is only 336 +tax. Just my two cents worth
     


  4. Marc Voorhees

    Marc Voorhees Senior member

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    Double post.
     
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  5. Owen Meany

    Owen Meany Senior member

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    I recently purchased a Hickey Freeman staple blue blazer, the quality is high and after $100 in alterations, looks dang good, IMO.. I did purchase it during the Nordstrom Men's Sale for about 35% off its retail, at its full retail ($749) I wouldn't feel as enthusiastic about it....
     


  6. Thanks SF (a new me)

    Thanks SF (a new me) Senior member

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    i though of getting this for F/W and this for S/S from Yount, until they ran out of my size...
     


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    Christopher Essex Senior member

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    Me too! I was checking the site (more than once per day), anticipating the addition of the fall blazer and as soon as I realized they were up, it was sold out in my size.

    Hopefully they'll get some more this fall.
     


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    myk7000 Senior member

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    +1 on Hickey Freeman. Got myself a nice one from BB Black Fleece as well on sale for about ~$500
     


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    BB sports coats/blazers aren't great value at full price, but on sale I think they are fairly hard to beat at the price point. Certainly at the 40% off sales if you can wait for them, and probably also at they 25% off sales that come up every couple of months (like the one going on now).

    Not everything at J. Crew is fused. But I haven't purchased any of their odd jackets, so I can't speak to overall quality/value.
     


  10. dieselman89

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    Does anyone else have suggestions?
     


  11. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Senior member

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    Visited J Crew this week and was really disappointed with the quality of most of their blazers. You get what you pay for at $300. Some are fused, some used lower-end fabrics from good mills like VBC and LP. Overall, there is nothing special about them. Thoughts?
     


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    mercretas Well-Known Member

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    Be patient, know your measurements, and watch the sales forum here. You can get terrific deals. I've picked up two new RL Polo blazers for $150 and $200.
     


  13. Frankie22

    Frankie22 Senior member

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    What size do you wear?
    I am going to be listing a staple navy sportcoat on BS for cheap.
     


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    Reevolving Senior member

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    Jeans and khakis. What exactly are you looking for?
    Is the jacket for the office or for social use?

    BB is a middle aged to old man label.
    IF you're younger, it's very hard to get a stylish look from BB if you're going for 20s and 30s style.
    Stick to a modern design from a slightly more fashion forward label.

    This is actually great advice. No one cares about the label of your jacket.
    I'd rather have a fused jacket that looks and fits great than something SF approved that looks terrible in real life.
    Oh, and you'll save money too.
     
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  15. ap10046

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    Check out Charles Tyrwhitt.
     


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