The Reformation Lazer Blazer (made of surplus suiting fabric) | on waitlist in most sizes and colors 🙁
Boy by Band of Outsiders Wool blazer | secondhand at The Real Real + 20% off
St. Emile wool blazer | secondhand + 20% off at The Real Real
In my Fall Wishlist post I mentioned that I was seeking an oversized blazer similar to (or exactly) the the Rachel Comey blazer featured above. I didn’t order it because it sold out in the size I wanted to try, and anyway, I seem to like blazers better in theory than I do in practice; whenever I have a jacket I don’t wear it, so it’s not something I’m willing to invest much $$ in. Although, I always think I “should” have one. Haha.
The oversized gray blazer is appealing because it is perfectly androgynous and would look amazing with high-waisted jeans (a la Rachel Comey slim legion) and sneakers, or mules. But it would work equally well with a slim fitting dress, or wide-leg trousers. And if you’re lucky enough to live in a relatively mild climate, then a heavy enough blazer would probably work as a coat. Done, and done.
But this style is really easily found secondhand, I think, although I myself (irony of ironies) am not a great secondhand shopper. If it comes through Slowre, great, otherwise, I have a hard time dedicating enough time hunting out items at other consignment shops or thrift stores.
I think the key to finding one secondhand that looks modern is getting it perfectly oversized, and then altering it a bit to make it fit your arms, so it doesn’t look like you’re wearing a man’s blazer. I found a few really good options (I’m partial to the ones with large front pockets) above, but there are many more secondhand gray blazers at The Real Real (and they’re having 20% off right now, which makes most of them under $100).
Also, of course, there are some really amazing blazers/jackets by independent designers at Garmentory.
I tried on the Everlane goweave blazer at their Nordstrom pop-in shop recently and really liked it. It’s definitely more fitted than I’m talking about here, and the sleeves were long on me, but I liked the fit of the size 8. And the surplus color was very nice. FYI it’s on waitlist at Everlane’s site, but most sizes are available via Nordstrom. You can also shop the filled bomber jacket before it launches at Everlane. I’m not interested in that, but I saw it in person and it looks very nice – it’s heavy and substantial.
Do you wear blazers/jackets much? Have you found one you really love? What about oversized styles like this, what do you think about them? How would you style one like this?