Men's Heritage Navy Blazer
Very Pleased With This Blazer
Covering quality first, the fabric the blazer is comprised of is quite nice. The lining on the inside of the jacket is carefully done and I could not find any point of sloppiness in the stitching. The construction of the blazer is very well done. It fits quite slim and for my body frame wont actually require any tailoring. I will have to have the sleeves taken up about one-half an inch but that's too be expected. Luckily there is about a full in in the sleeves to allow proper tailoring. The Corrizo buttons are well made, sewn on correctly, and do not feel loose. Overall this is an very well made blazer. If I had to put in some constructive criticism I would say the armholes are a bit too low, but that is just my opinion.
February 22, 2013
Absolutely wonderful light blazer
The jacket had garnered compliments everywhere and has shocked people when I mention the price point and point of origin. Great detail workon the buttons and the material quality. I am usually a very happy Canvas shopper but this jacket exceeded my wildest expectations by leaps and bounds!
November 16, 2012
Great lightweight blazer
Great lightweight blazer
October 27, 2012
More slim fitted than expected. I usually wear a size 38, and it fits, but the shoulder are a bit tight. The chest, however, fits nicely, and the length is perfect.
However, I was disappointed to note that the sleeves are NOT functional, contrarily to what is stated in the description.
Overall, nice blazer for the price. Nice lining. Sleeves NOT functional, don't get caught if that is something that you we're looking at.
October 16, 2012
Fits well out of the box, better taper down the sides than most OTR jackets. I wear a 42R (6'1' 185 lb) and need to get both BR and JCrew jackets tailored to fit well.
Half lining is nice good, but jacket is significantly lighter than you'd expect for 100% wool-this can be good or bad, depending on your needs. One small drawback is that there is only one internal pocket (none on the right breast). As another reviewer noted, the sleeves do NOT have functional buttons.
My only real issue is that this jacket leans to the "trendy" side i.e. it has VERY narrow lapels and is really very short. If you were considering getting this blazer to wear in any thing other than a casual capacity, then this isn't the jacket for you.
For casual use, however, you really can't beat it for the price, especially if you can get it on sale.
October 16, 2012
bang for your buck blue blazer
First, the 38 fits more like a big 36R or 37R. I haven't measured but I'm guessing this is about 17.75 across the back of shoulders, 39.5-40" chest and has a tapered waist from there. Its almost perfect for me, and I'm usually having 38R's tailored or 36Rs fitting or just a little snug. Second, the sleeve buttons are non functional, but they do have the faux-surgeon's cuff stitching around the buttons. I don't know why the description reads functional, because (and as the other reviewer noted) they are certainly stitched closed, and do not appear to be the easy-to-make-functional ones that you find on some higher end brands. There is about 1 inch of space between the buttons and cuff hem to take up if you needed to. Again guessing, but I'd say about 24" from shoulder to cuff. The material is somewhere between a worsted and a more roughly woven hopsack. You wouldn't mistake it for a suit jacket, and it feels fairly substantial without being too weighty. The length is also good, covering the majority of butt for an average torso'd gentleman like myself. The quality overall looks solid for a sub $200 blazer (with discounts), but we'll see as time goes on. The buttons stand out without being trad-brass or silver. Overall a great buy, and with LE return policy, a no brainer. Note: another review commented on the collar gap. While I don't find this that noticeable, it is apparent. That's probably a result of my build, but I don't normally have the issue with OTR jackets.
October 9, 2012
the ALMOST perfect Navy Blazer
1st off, the lining is GREAT. It's half-lined in cotton, and it really makes a difference, the jacket feels very light in comparison to some other LE jackets i've tried. The shoulders are unstructured, which is nice, especially for me, i fill out on the larger end of the 40R spectrum, so it looks pretty nice.
buttons are NOT functional, so for some that's a plus. (sleeve length is nice on me, so wouldn't have minded)
buttons are a a bit of stark contrast to me a 'bright' brown, but for some again, that'll be a plus.
my biggest problem with the jacket was the slight collar gap that it created between my shirt and the jacket. for some, (again) not a problem, but for nitpickers it might get annoying.
October 5, 2012