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Knit blazers

BlackYeti

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I love knits and so love the idea in theory, but I've yet to see a knit blazer that did not make me think a shawl-neck cardigan or structured wool blazer would look better. Any really good examples come to mind?

And for those who have experience with them, do they lose shape quickly? Did you have to find some specialized cleaner to take care of 'em?

I'm including belted cardigans here too. I like them in theory...




 

reidrothchild

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I have a knit cotton jersey blazer. I view mine as more of a cardigan than a blazer. Knit blazers are kind've in a weird place on the formality spectrum, which is why I haven't purchased more and why mine doesn't get much wear. An unstructured woven blazer is pretty casual but just formal enough to wear with a textured tie, so I grab one of those for a more casual work look. In non-work environments, I'd rather be wearing a shawl collar cardigan. Mine gets broke out mostly for church when I'd like to look a little dressy but also don't want to be wearing a nice sportcoat that would need to be dry cleaned if one of my kids spills something on it at lunch.

As far as belted cardigans, that's a high degree of difficulty to pull off. Proceed with caution.
 

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Knit cotton is much more sensible than wool. This is why I have such a problem with some of Cucinelli's stuff: they don't consider upkeep when they use cashmere everywhere and I end up wearing the thing with the delicacy of a ball gown.
 

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Agreed. It may be heresy to say on SF, but I don't really like wool or cashmere sweaters. The process of hand washing one is just annoying enough that I usually grab a cotton knit instead because I know I can just throw it in the washing machine if I spill something on it.
 

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Meh!... it's been done before.... Starsky & Hutch 1978.
 

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