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Recommendations on a new blazer?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gamecocklax, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. gamecocklax

    gamecocklax New Member

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    Hey guys, first time poster. I've been looking to replace my navy blazer. I'd like a thinner lapel, 2 button, canvas construction without shattering the bank. Can anyone recommend and any brands that fit this criteria?
     
  2. comrade

    comrade Senior member

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    Last summer I picked up an H. (not Hickey) Freeman sport coat-
    full canvas, two button, side vents, three inch lapels- which for me
    is narrow. My guess is that they also make a blue blazer in this cut.
    Model # 9204146 or COF# 010931- Found in inside pocket. It's
    beautifully made and is not trim- nor am I. My guess is that you would go
    down a size.
     
  3. matt1

    matt1 Well-Known Member

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    It would be a good idea to have your blazer custom tailored with your specifications, try any of the online mtm stores.
     
  4. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    But dependant upon your level of knowledge or skills beware of the many pit falls of online MTM
     
  5. gamecocklax

    gamecocklax New Member

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    I've done Joseph Abboud MTM at Nordstrom. I've been reasonably satisfied with what I got for the truck show price. I'm just trying to step my game up a bit.
     
  6. superfishy8

    superfishy8 Well-Known Member

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    compromise for half-canvas and pick up an epaulet blazer? has served me very well though and full construction usually creeps up in price.
     
  7. gamecocklax

    gamecocklax New Member

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    any recommendations if I go the ebay route?
     
  8. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    Probably not a good idea. Check out Jcrew or Brooks Brothers Fitzgerald/Regent/Milano.
     
  9. Mycroft11Zero

    Mycroft11Zero Member

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    Jcrew is probably the best option here. The price is right on track.
     

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