Old Navy Wool Mix Herringbone Blazer – $49.50
UPDATE: Before you go and buy this off the web… check out the comments below. Looks like these have been seriously marked down in many in-store locations.
In terms of quality the GAP family of brands are ranked as followed:
#1 Banana Republic
#537 Old Navy
I kid. But the mainly accurate conception is that Old Navy stuff is just thrown together. It’s as cheap as it can get and it’s made for the masses with little real off the rack fit to speak of. Most of those accusations do apply, but when it comes to their blazers and some of their outerwear… they’re worth a second look.
Their Wool Mix herringbone blazer is back in stores and online, and after a field trip to the Old Navy closest to the Dappered home offices, it’s fair to say this blazer isn’t half bad. The make up is 50% poly, 39% wool, 6% acrylic, and 5% “other” fibers (wood pulp? frog legs? who knows.) But it doesn’t look plastic, and it instead feels wintry. Of course it’s a little boxy and will absolutely need to be tailored. If you’re an in-between size you might want to consider sizing down. The body lining is cotton and the sleeves are your standard slick feeling poly lining.
Will it last more than a few years? Probably depends on how you treat it. The reason I’m not buying this one is because I already have and wear an almost identical wool-mix version I purchased from Old Navy… in 2004.
No seriously. Here it is.