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    Blazer to wear at university year round (help needed)

    So, I am about to start college in the Northeast and wanted to know how do I go about selecting a quality navy blazer to wear year around. I would mostly be wearing the typical button-up shirts and polos maybe twice a week. I was thinking about doing MTM, but not sure of a quality company at this time. I have listed some options from typical companies in multiple fabrics.

    Brooks Brothers:
    https://www.brooksbrothers.com/Count...efault,pd.html
    https://www.brooksbrothers.com/200th...efault,pd.html
    https://www.brooksbrothers.com/Count...efault,pd.html
    https://www.brooksbrothers.com/Count...efault,pd.html

    Saks:
    https://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main...&bmUID=menYvOO
    https://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main...&bmUID=menZFtj
    https://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main...&bmUID=menZrGJ
    https://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main...&bmUID=menZdKt

    Nordstrom:
    https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/elevent...hioncolor=NAVY
    https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/robert-...hioncolor=NAVY
    https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/pal-zil...hioncolor=NAVY
    https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/peter-m...hioncolor=NAVY


    Any advice is appreciated!

    #2
    I have that Peter Millar one, and it's good. Your budget seems pretty much unlimited, so if I had your budget, I might try something like this: https://www.paulstuart.com/the-traveler-blazer.html

    Edit: I also own that 200th Anniversary blazer and it's awesome. Great cloth; good fit; and the buttons are gold but also navy enamel.
    Last edited by Evenflow; May 26, 2018, 04:52 PM.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Evenflow View Post
      I have that Peter Millar one, and it's good. Your budget seems pretty much unlimited, so if I had your budget, I might try something like this: https://www.paulstuart.com/the-traveler-blazer.html

      Edit: I also own that 200th Anniversary blazer and it's awesome. Great cloth; good fit; and the buttons are gold but also navy enamel.
      Oh my gosh..... I like women, but I love that Paul Stuart blazer! Is Paul Stuart a great brand for polos, button-ups and etc. or would you recommend just sticking with Brook Brothers?

      I am going to PM you to ask for advice on daily wear for a dapper college student.

      My budget is not unlimited, but I have no problem working for things that can add value to my life.

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        #4
        wait for a 40-50% off coupon

        https://www.landsend.com/products/me...c9019b0a240613

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          #5
          So it may be different but when I went to school (about 12 years ago) no one wore a blazer year round except for professors. My sister is now a junior in college and I don't think I've seen button down shirts let alone blazers. Most are wearing jeans, sweats, and t-shirts. While I am a fan of dressing up I don't know if you'd really need an everyday blazer for college. If you did, I'd probably go something more informal cotton JCrew type blazer than the traditional brass buttons blazer.

          In my opinion you'd want something that works more with jeans than business. Also, kids change a lot in college (still growing, freshman 15, working out, etc.) and I think the last thing you'd want to do is invest in a blazer at this time that may not fit by the time you graduate and would really need it.

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            #6
            another good option for a more casual blazer - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/t...zer-clothing#/

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              #7
              Originally posted by jaw4527 View Post
              another good option for a more casual blazer - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/t...zer-clothing#/
              That blazer is amazing! I'm speechless.

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                #8
                Originally posted by hockeysc23 View Post
                So it may be different but when I went to school (about 12 years ago) no one wore a blazer year round except for professors. My sister is now a junior in college and I don't think I've seen button down shirts let alone blazers. Most are wearing jeans, sweats, and t-shirts. While I am a fan of dressing up I don't know if you'd really need an everyday blazer for college. If you did, I'd probably go something more informal cotton JCrew type blazer than the traditional brass buttons blazer.

                In my opinion you'd want something that works more with jeans than business. Also, kids change a lot in college (still growing, freshman 15, working out, etc.) and I think the last thing you'd want to do is invest in a blazer at this time that may not fit by the time you graduate and would really need it.

                this. no one in college wears a blazer. may want to invest in a suit as that may actually get more wear to formal events. if you insist on a blazer, i'd go something super casual like the every day one linked to in this thread.

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                  #9
                  i def dont think they are worn everyday at all, but they will get some wear to events especially in a southern state. I know at UGA, they are worn at frat events quite often with some loafers. I would not be spending a ton of money on a blazer for college though. Just my opinion. Get a nice one from SS or SM or something and call it a day.

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                    #10
                    Wear whatever you want. Who cares what people wear or don't wear at school. I wear a sport coat to work most days because I love wearing them (and my office is very casual.) I have a navy Suit Supply Havana that I wear every week. Best sport coat I have ever worn. https://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/jack...l?cgid=Jackets
                    Last edited by theskillets; May 28, 2018, 06:41 PM.
                    Measurement Reference: 5'11" 185lbs 40R 32x32

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                      #11
                      I know if a blazer is appropriate could be helpful advice, but I don't see where the OP asked how they could dress to blend in at college. Blending in is literally how so many men end up in black polos, khaki cargo shorts, and a baseball cap for the local minor league team.

                      I would try the Spier and MacKay as mentioned. Be mindful of how the collar fits as I've found their sizing a little odd in the collar compared to others.

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                        #12
                        To the OP. I think it's great that you are starting college and hope to dress well but I personally wouldn't recommend any incoming freshman to invest the kind of money you are looking to spend for the very reasons [MENTION=13934]hockeysc23[/MENTION] pointed out. People can change ALOT during college both physically and mentally. I really wouldn't want someone to end up with buyers remorse on such an expensive item after a couple of semesters. There is also the fact that most of what you'll see at school (atleast from my experience) is gym clothes, yoga pants, jeans and t-shirts. I went to school for Business Management & Finance and the only time I ever saw students dressed well was for presentations and such.

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                          #13
                          I wore a blazer a bit in high school (public school in NYC) and also in college (Ivy League), though it was not common in either place for kids my age.

                          I don't see the point of spending a lot of money on one. The OP should get an inexpensive or at most mid-level one. If the OP really likes wearing a blazer, he should get a different one in another color/fabric/style. That's bette than a single piece if you're running around in school.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by ianr View Post
                            I know if a blazer is appropriate could be helpful advice, but I don't see where the OP asked how they could dress to blend in at college. Blending in is literally how so many men end up in black polos, khaki cargo shorts, and a baseball cap for the local minor league team.

                            I would try the Spier and MacKay as mentioned. Be mindful of how the collar fits as I've found their sizing a little odd in the collar compared to others.
                            Thank you for your response. I have no interest in blending in while earning my degree or in life in general. I want to dress well for myself, not others.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by JT10000 View Post
                              I wore a blazer a bit in high school (public school in NYC) and also in college (Ivy League), though it was not common in either place for kids my age.

                              I don't see the point of spending a lot of money on one. The OP should get an inexpensive or at most mid-level one. If the OP really likes wearing a blazer, he should get a different one in another color/fabric/style. That's bette than a single piece if you're running around in school.
                              That is great to hear! I'm not sure why some people on this thread see something wrong with taking pride in how you look. I am going from military to college (Ivy League), and it is not common at this institution either.

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