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    #16


    just landed this blazer at nordy rack for 159! off the rack fit: bingo!


    http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/boss-black-coastus-blazer/3270925?origin=category&BaseUrl=Sportcoats+%26+Bla zers


    now to figure out what i can wear it with and to..

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      #17


      It's out of the box and an advanced move but the burgandy blazer from Indochino Deco is absolutely phenomenal in my opinion:


      http://www.indochino.com/product/the...ingbone-blazer

      "Waste no time arguing what a good man should be. Be one." – Marcus Aurelius

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        #18


        If this LEC blazer's buttons are really functional, it means the sleeve length can't easily be altered beyond a half inch or maybe an inch. Which is not good unless you're lucky on length. Looks like the model was unlucky - the sleeves are far too long.


        http://canvas.landsend.com/pp/mens-a...244375_-1.html

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          #19


          @Alan: I bit on the Eddie Bauer navy blazer you linked to. With 30% off and free shipping it came to $91 and there are free store returns. Some reviews speak of the sleeves being a bit long (others say they're too short) so I'll let y'all know what I think when it comes in. I'm most worried about the fit at the shoulders and in the body, as EB's other jackets are much fuller cuts. If it fits in the shoulders, I'll keep it - my tailor's really affordable

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            #20


            I bit on the Eddie Bauer blazer mentioned here at $129. (http://bit.ly/XyWURo) It has a great hand, and the shoulders and torso fit great (I'm a reliable 40R OTR). But the sleeves and length are way long, and I'm someone with a long torso and reasonably long arms. Given that the sleeve buttons are functional, I'm reluctantly going to return it, as there's not enough room to shorten the sleeves without making the buttons weirdly close to the cuff. A pity, because this one rivals blazers two or three times as expensive.

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              #21


              @cjl - I'm worried now, waiting for mine. I'm a 38R, my torso's actually on the short end, but I have long arms... it'll be here today. I was really hopeful, and now I'm just dreading it! Sounds like a short size would have been PERFECT.


              EDIT: Just got it. It's a little on the long side, but it passes the curved finger test (http://dappered.com/wp-content/uploa...r-length-2.jpg). Compared to my Target Merona and a Murano Linen Blazer I have (both M size), this runs about 0.5" to 0.7" longer (eyeballing). It fully covers my rear and a little bit more but I'm pretty happy with it (pictures to come). The sleeves fall right above the first knuckle of my thumb, showing 1/4" of my shirt sleeve. Hooray for freakishly long arms. The shoulders are really great, and the material is phenomenal. It's big in the waist and I'll have it taken in there. I may also have the sleeves slimmed a little but but I'm not sure. For $90 this was a total steal.

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                #22


                Hah, I started this thread a week ago and thanks to my procrastination, haven't actually purchased a blazer yet. I was about to pull the trigger on this blazer, but, is it just me or does it look too short?


                http://www.bluefly.com/Howe-navy-stretch-cotton-PJ-10-1-button-blazer/p/320150601/detail.fly


                I really can't find any other good navy cotton blazer out there. Brooks has one, but at ~$440 it's above what I'm willing to spend on a cotton blazer, even with yesterday's 30% off sale.

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                  #23


                  I think the length will be fine.

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                    #24


                    So I put mine back on again today (had put off sending it back) and am wondering from folks with lots of tailoring experience, how close to the bottom button can I get before it will look strange? I would probably need to move 3/4" off the sleeves, putting me about 1/2"-3/4" away, and would need to take almost an inch off the body of the jacket itself, but otherwise it fits marvelously. For $130, I'd love to end my months-long navy blazer hunt. Any thoughts?

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                      #25


                      You can't really shorten a jacket...I've recently learned (not through experience, thankfully) that it will be a costly and error-prone move. As for the sleeves, I think that most people won't even notice.

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                        #26


                        I have experience with shortening the jacket length. If you find the right tailor then you can do it. An inch is probably about as much as you want to go. My jacket was shortened an inch, and although not perfect, it looked pretty good. I have a new tailor as I moved from Charleston to Columbia SC, and he has been doing it for 25 years, and also makes suits. So willing to try it with him if need be. The fact that he makes suits may help in not throwing off the balance with the shortening.

                        What we do in life echos throughout eternity.
                        -Maximus

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                          #27


                          @Eyerman: How much did that alteration cost?

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                            #28


                            I had taken a bunch of things so she cut me a deal. It was only like 40. The guy I go to now will charge about 60.

                            What we do in life echos throughout eternity.
                            -Maximus

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