Sunday, April 22, 2012

Two Blazers: Which one to Keep?

I have been searching for a wool navy blazer and when I found one in Madewell in size 0 that fit me very decently, I was very happy. Then the J.Crew schoolboy in 00P came in the mail. Now I'm undecided.  They look very similar. Madewell one is a tad longer and bigger. J.Crew Schoolboy has a couple of hidden pockets inside that I really love and I love the contrasting fabric for cuffed look. I took a few pictures of both jackets so I can compare.  I'm still unsure even after rereading Kelly's informative post on how to find a blazer jacket that fits.  Please help me decide which jacket to keep. 

Jacket #1: Madewell Academy Blazer in size 0    vs. Jacket #2: J.Crew Schoolboy Blazer in Navy 00P





Two other pictures showing the cuffs of the J.Crew jacket.
Please weigh in on which jacket looks good on me. Thank you. :)





22 comments:

  1. I like jacket #2 best. I am not a fan of 3 buttons on jacket #1.

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  2. I'm really liking the J. Crew Schoolboy Blazer; it just has a better appearance overall.

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  3. The J Crew certainly. Looks great on you!

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  4. Definitely #2. I feel like it just looks more polished! Both great choices, though!

    XOXO, Lindsey

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  5. The Jcrew looks good from the front. The Madewell back seems to fit better. I like the look of the two button and the Jcrew seems to fit better overall.

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  6. I'm a fan of the J.Crew. Enough can't be said for the proportions of a petite item of clothing on a petite lady. And I suspect the back will lay a little smoother once those threads are snipped from the back vent.

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  7. J Crew version all the way! It's cut better accentuates your waist without being "too" tight, the buttons looks better, and the blue looks a little deeper (I don't know if that's all due to lighting though).

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  8. I live the J Crew Jacket :-)

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  9. Wow, looks like I'm the only one for the Madewell then. It's a very nicely done compromise between the boyfriend blazer and the traditional jacket. I also think the Madewell one looks better made.

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  10. You look chic & professional in both, but I like the J.Crew one better. It seems to fit you better. The Madewell seems to hang off of you. Plus the Madewell one is too boxy and old-fashioned for my taste.
    In the end, it's up to you.
    Take care!

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  11. The J.Crew one looks sophisticated and feminine on you. Aside from the last photo of the Madewell jacket (the one in which the jacket's unbuttoned), the Madewell jacket appears frumpy on you in all the pictures. If you want to go for the boyfriend jacket look, the jacket would have to be looser on you. The Madewell jacket just looks like you found a boy's jacket that happens to fit you. I'm sure you'd agree that a compliment like, "you look so boyishly cute" isn't so flattering to a grown women...lol

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  12. I'm loving the J. Crew one on you. The cropped fit is more flattering, i think. i also think it'll look even better after the X threads are cut!

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  13. I wonder how the Madewell jacket looks on you if only 1 button was buttoned (to better resemble J.Crew's). As is, I like the cut and fit of J.Crew's better on you so that gets my vote!

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  14. At first, I think the Madewell one, mostly because of the fit/styling in pics #3 and 4. But I do prefer the J. Crew buttons and overall look. It is a tough decision...I have zero experience with blazers!!

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  15. The J Crew blazer for sure. The Madewell one does look good unbuttoned though.. but i would say the J Crew blazer.

    Jenn
    A Petite Treat

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  16. hmmmm they're pretty different in terms of style and what you can wear with them.. but the lining on the j crew jacket sold me.

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  17. i vote for the j crew one! they do look verrrry similiar but j crew one looks slightly better in terms of fit (more flattering), the lining is a plus, and the buttons look better too.

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  18. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I know which one to return now. :)

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  19. Hmm.....I really like Madewell's, although the Schoolboy is very chic with the contrasting cuffs. However, my choice would be to keep Madewells; the buttons are so awesome!

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