Navy blazer

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by purelook, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    The JCrew one isn't going to be terrible--I've seen it in the store and it's passable, but the material and construction are just mediocre, and I don't think it will wear well over time. It's just that if you're not in a rush, you can certainly do a lot better either at retail/online sales, or second hand through eBay. If you'd consider double breasted, this one looks great:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/As-New-Superb-CA...QQcmdZViewItem
     


  2. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The JCrew one isn't going to be terrible--I've seen it in the store and it's passable, but the material and construction are just mediocre, and I don't think it will wear well over time. It's just that if you're not in a rush, you can certainly do a lot better either at retail/online sales, or second hand through eBay. If you'd consider double breasted, this one looks great:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/As-New-Superb-CA...QQcmdZViewItem


    I'll second the e-Bay suggestion. That will let you check the measurements before buying, too.

    J. Crew is the only retail store where I've seen a fused coat with bubbled lapel. I assume it just slipped through quality control, but I still found it surprising. Only a couple of months ago, too.
     


  3. purelook

    purelook Member

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    Thank you.
    I will definitely wait for something good on ebay. Single breasted coat is more versatile and easier to match with other clothes, so I will choose it over the double breasted one.
     


  4. SGladwell

    SGladwell Senior member

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    Hi everyone,

    I am considering purchasing a nice navy blazer which can fit equally well with dress trousers, khaki color pants or jeans. What I have in mind is this one:

    http://www.jcrew.com/catalog/product...atId=cat102054


    What are your thoughts, does anybody have the same one?


    Depending on where you are in Eastern Europe, a train to Berlin, Vienna, or maybe Prague (?) to go thrifting/outlet hunting would be a much better alternative than the J Crew jacket.
     


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    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  6. purelook

    purelook Member

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    You are right, I have already decided against the J.Crew model.

    The outlet hunting idea is really good, thank you. Flights are also cheaper this time of the season to all Central Europe, so it might work.

    The Cifonelli coat looks amazing, the price is amazing too. However it is 2 inches shorter for my height.

    Thanks for your input!
     


  7. Jovan

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    Maybe you'd also consider this? It's a more modern cut and fit, and tweed can get you anywhere from casual to dressed up. Additionally, this seller has a lot of items in 42, so you might be in luck.
     


  8. purelook

    purelook Member

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    Thanks, I will take a look.
     


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    I completely disagree with this about a navy blazer.

    Well Johnapril. I will fight, and if necessary die, for your right to say incorrect things.
     


  11. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

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    Just something to consider....i don't know if you're a 40reg, but consider that this blazer from J. Crew is $300, and THIS blazer is about $600

    http://cgi.ebay.com/New-2695-Polo-Ra...QQcmdZViewItem

    ...this one, size 36Regular, will probably go for less than $100:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MESE%3AIT&rd=1

    ...and this one is $350
    http://cgi.ebay.com/classic-Kiton-Bl...QQcmdZViewItem

    I guess my point is....$300 for a J. Crew blazer seems like a lot, for what you're getting, in terms of construction and fit.
     


  12. Jovan

    Jovan Banned for Good

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    Ew. I definitely like the Kiton better than that Zegna. The lines are all... wrong on it.
     


  13. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    This thread contains some of the most bizarre advice ever. (Some good, too, though.)

    If you just want a serviceable SB navy blazer, give us your sizes and we can find you one on ebay or at a thrift shop that will be the best deal you can get. Best would be to measure a jacket that fits you well. See A. Harris's post about measuring for ebay in the sticky "Best of/FAQ thread".
     


  14. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    This thread contains some of the most bizarre advice ever.

    Seriously. A relative newbie shouldn't be thrust straight into DBs odd coats. He had the right idea with the J Crew blazer, though not the right maker. Stick to a similar SB, simple navy-ish fabric.
     


  15. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

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    I stopped wearing navy blazers in the tenth grade. And this guy's 26. What is it with these navy blazers you're all wearing? I never see anyone wearing a navy blazer in Europe. Is this an American thing? Like khakis and bombers with tennis shoes on guys in their fifties?
     


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