Nordstrom 1901 Corduory Blazer – $98.50
So you’ve got the jet black INC cord blazer, and you want another slim, fine wale cord blazer that’s not 1970s orangey-brown. Maybe something in grey, being that a grey jacket can work with jeans and either brown or black shoes. Nordstrom’s trim and affordable line “1901” is one of if not the only place to turn to for a jacket that sure looks like it hits those points and then some.
Here’s the unique combination of details that gives this blazer huge upside:
- Slim Lapels
- Slim Fit
- Lower Patch Pockets
- Besom Chest Pocket
- Fine Wale
- Tortoise Shell Pattern Buttons
- Available in muted grey and brown
The style marriage between the lower patch pockets and the besom chest pocket is extremely well done. It looks great, and although patch pockets are a welcome dressed down effect, a patch pocket on the chest can sometimes look goofy. The lapels are also nice and trim. Something you don’t see on a laid back cord blazer that often. The color options sure look awfully similar on the net, but you can’t go wrong with the grey.
Consider a red checked shirt underneath if you want to stand out a little more. Well reviewed (even though there’s just one review) and sizes range from XS – XXL