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    Modern, slimmer casual blazers



    I'm in the market for an emerging style of jacket that is still difficult to locate. Its a more modern fit with a shorter jacket length and slimmer sleeves and body fit. Frank & Oak, Lands' End Canvas and Zara are all big on it. Unfortunately, those manufacturers' current designs don't work for one reason or another (F&O's corduroy doesn't do anything for me, LEC's offerings are out of my price range, and Zara's use of possibly-irremovable 'pleather' elbow patches torpedos their one excellent offering). I'm still racked with guilt for missing F&O's $50 navy cotton blazer two months ago.


    Basically, I'm looking for a classically-inspired tweed, navy cotton, or navy wool jacket with the described fit in a 38R. I'm on a law student budget so the purchase price cannot exceed $150 at the moment.


    I know many people will probably recommend taking a thrifted jacket to the tailor, but from what I've read, it is VERY difficult and expensive to properly shorten a jacket's length. That's a critical element in my opinion. I'll take any and all advice.


    P.S. - Thoughts on the Haspel navy cotton blazer carried by Amazon? There only three left in my size so I hope this shout-out doesn't sell them out.


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    mrtoren-


    I would highly recommend that Washed Cotton Jacket from Uniqlo that Joe just reviewed today- http://dappered.com/2012/10/in-person-uniqlo-fall-2012-coats-blazers-more/


    You may want to consult his measurements for sizing, but this is hands down the best blazer I own. Unlined, extremely lightweight, slim fitting, and a great value for the price. I tend to prefer jackets a bit on the shorter side as well, and I've found this one to be perfect.


    Hope this helps!

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      #3


      Thanks for the input! I just checked those out. Unfortunately, all of the medium grays are sold out and, for whatever reason, Uniqlo doesn't make a navy version. Come on Uniqlo! Help me out!

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        #4


        H&M?


        http://www.hm.com/us/subdepartment/MEN?Nr=4294924830


        They carry modern slim blazers - maybe swing by a store and try a few on?

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          #5


          What's your height? If you're around 5'7-5'9 an "S" length might give you the shorter look you're trying to find.

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            #6


            @Acoustic - I'm right around the 5'10 mark. I thought about looking into some short jackets, but I would have to make sure the sleeves have enough material be let out. I would still be concerned about floppy, wide sleeves too.


            Any other ideas? I know LEC blazers are down to $150, but that's at the edge of my budget.

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