B.R. Tailored Fit Cotton “Sateen” blazer – $83.99 w/ BRSPRING40 ($198)
Huge thanks to Jason B. for sending in the style tip on this one.
UPDATE: These went back up to full price last (Monday) night.
A couple years ago Banana Republic started to exclude blazers from their daily codes.
Banana Republic blazers also rarely hit the sale section with plenty of sizes left.
Size shown: 38R on an average frame. As good as it gets for under $100.
This is NOT a rumpled chino blazer. It’s smooth and sharp enough to wear to work, and polished enough for a date. Looks terrific with jeans, or, wear it with off-white jeans the first day it cracks 70 degrees. Lapels, button stance, and drop in the jacket tail are timeless (so it’s a nice alternative to those who aren’t a fan of J. Crew’s slim lapels and shorter jacket). The one drawback = the sleeve buttons are functional. So if you have short arms, know that tailoring will be a pain.
It is fused of course, but it moves pretty well. Their “Tailored-Fit” seems to fit pretty true. It’s neither super slim nor boxy. Armholes run a little low, but at this price that’s not too big an issue. Buttons are decent quality. It is fully lined, so it won’t be super breezy in the heat, but at least it’s not completely lined in polyester (back & sleeves are poly, front is an acetate rayon blend). Ships free since it’s over $50 and returns are free too.