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Hickey Freeman Navy Wool Blazer - any reviews?

nurktwin

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Any reviews of the Hickey Freeman Navy Wool Blazer at Nordstrom? $795. Anyone have this? Thoughts on fit and build quality / materials?

 

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It may help if you link to the site so we can see the description and model name.
 

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Originally Posted by taxgenius69
It may help if you link to the site so we can see the description and model name.
Hi - here's the link: http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3093119 Classic notched-lapel blazer is secured by two bronzetone buttons, embossed to resemble British coins. Flap pockets; besom chest pocket; four interior pockets.Three-button cuffs.Center vent.Fully lined.Wool; dry clean.By Hickey Freeman; made in the USA of imported fabric.Men's Clothing.
 

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Originally Posted by pandamonium
I have a HF for Nordstroms blazer that's very similar, except it's 10% cashmere. Very nice drape, has held up very well. The coin design for the buttons do seem a little gaudy sometimes. The model is called Boardroom. Are you a 44R, by any chance?
Actually, the coin design on the above photo is muted in tone and not as bright and garish as the gold color buttons on many blazers...
 

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Would the muted brass coin buttons be too dull to be considered an "authentic blazer?" Do blazers have to have the bright gold buttons to be considered a classic traditional blazer?
 

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I own two of them, Boardroom model, 10% cashmere, full canvas. The price has been the same for several years. That leads me to believe it might be a lesser "Limited" model, half canvas or maybe even fused and not as much hand work as top of the line.

Still a decent jacket though.
 

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At that price, I would suspect that it is their Ltd. line, meaning half-fused. I would not buy it a full retail, but pick it up on sale and you would have a nice buy.
 

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what is the difference between fully fused and half fused?
 

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I'll get in a lot of trouble for this, but the difference probably won't matter to you. If it fits you well, buy it on sale and wear in good health.
 

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Originally Posted by dks202
I own two of them, Boardroom model, 10% cashmere, full canvas. The price has been the same for several years. That leads me to believe it might be a lesser "Limited" model, half canvas or maybe even fused and not as much hand work as top of the line.

Still a decent jacket though.


We have the same blazer. Nice.
 

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Ok, I will chime in.

I have this blazer (or one very similar). Its the two-button, worsted wool, single vent, muted "coin" button blazer. Its very good. It does its job as a "classic navy blazer." That is, its not fancy or flashy, but it is well made (mine is fully canvassed/main line) and has held up nicely with lots of wear. I think the muted coin buttons are a very nice feature. Far from flashy or showy. It shows that its still a blazer, but they are not so shiny and gaudy like the brass ones.

Finally, I got mine new on eBay for ~$100 a few years back, so that definitely informs my review. That is, if I were to pay ~$800 for a navy blazer, I'd want to wait around on SF and find something a lot nicer. But, the HF for $100 and a little bit of waist suppression has served me well.

-EDIT- op, do a search about fused/canvassed and you will surely find an answer. Short story is that fused = a glued canvass, and fully canvassed = sewn in (usually by machine) canvass that allows it to "float" between the outer layer and the inner lining. Forms better to the body as you are wearing it.
 

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