On a whim, I bought a $20 fuchsia knit blazer from H&M.
Who knew? This slightly shrunken jacket has become a complete workhorse for me. You can hardly peel the thing off my back! Granted, I am travelling and it is one of only two jackets I have with me. But even after weeks of almost constant wear, I am loving it!
So I'm considering investing in a higher quality item in the same colour.
Does anyone have experience with the J.Crew Schoolboy blazer (in any colour). Fit, sizing, comfort? I do not live near a J. Crew to try on. http://www.jcrew.com/womens_fe.....RwwmKA4yBw
It is not knit, so it might not feel as comfortable as my present jacket, which is a factor to consider. But the overall fit and slightly shrunken style looks quite similar. You can see mine in pics 10 & 11 of this thread: http://youlookfab.com/welookfa.....sia-jacket
I also found this...ahem....rather pricey version from Nordstrom: http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/tr.....KkPT.KyRiw
This seems rather a lot for a knit jacket, or am I mad?
On both of these, I sort of miss the fun zipper detail. Maybe the solution is just wear the cheapo version until it falls apart.
P.S. I tried the Gap Academy jacket and the fit was off on me. The quality was about the same as my H&M jacket.