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Navy Blazer - fit advice please?

Isca

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Hi all, just purchased a Ralph Lauren Polo knitted blazer for a reasonable price in the sales and would love a second opinion on fit please.

It's kind of a modern take on the classic navy blazer: patch pockets, unlined, unstructured, 3-roll-2, but notably with 2 rear vents and in a modern fabric (ponte). The fabric feels really comfortable to wear - almost like a cardigan rather than traditional tailoring. I was looking for something smart casual that would go with chinos or jeans, as a classic navy blazer is something that's been missing from my wardrobe. I didn't want anything too structured or stiff.

Fit wise, I personally feel that the shoulder width, arm length and overall length are fine. However, I'm concerned about the chest width and arm hole size. If I even raise my arms from my side a bit (see image 2 attached), it stretches out sideways and look enormous. I'm slim with a 40" chest and the jacket measures 20" pit to pit, so it should fit about right, but I think the armholes overexaggerate the width when my arms come up. It kind of bothers me.

Should I just live with this or sell it on and look elsewhere for something with higher armholes? I don't think a tailor would be able to fix this, right?

Thanks for your help folks!
 

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See how the jacket fronts overlap below the button? The front:back balance of the jacket is way off. The back of the collar does not rest at the base of your neck. The fronts are really short for you. I’d pass.
 

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See how the jacket fronts overlap below the button? The front:back balance of the jacket is way off. The back of the collar does not rest at the base of your neck. The fronts are really short for you. I’d pass.

Yeah, you're right. I think the ponte fabric is perhaps not such a great option in terms of drape, sadly. It's a very comfortable material otherwise. Thanks for your input, I'll keep looking for a better option!
 

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