Thoughts On This Blazer
Just wondering what people though of this blazer from Topman. Trying to add more colour to my wardrobe.
Blue Mario Herringbone Heritage Blazer
http://media.topman.com/wcsstore/Top...EBLE_large.jpgOPrice is £100. Or spending a bit more and getting something like this from Reiss
Go for the Reiss one. Lovely colour and much more timeless, plus the colour is more this season.
I own two topman blazers but don't like the fit: have to buy a 42 to fit me even though I'm a 38 because I need the length, then take it to the tailors to nip in the shoulders and sides!
Naturally people will want to recommend the pricier option - and that's a valid school of thought, particularly here where the Reiss simply looks much nicer. So, that could be the end of the decision.
Ultimately though I think you need to try both on and see which fits best in the shoulders; get that right and a tailor can pretty much sort out any other baggy bits for not too much money, though that is of course subject to finding one and if you're splashing out £200+ on a Reiss blazer the extra outlay may not be so attractive.
In terms of blue blazers, also consider this one, in a lovely colour and between the two price wise:
If you're considering Reiss prices then it might be worth looking at Ted Baker also... Ted Baker Jackets
As mentioned here, pricing aside, I deffinately prefer the Reiss number. The topman blazer just has too much of an 'off the peg' look to it, with the Reiss looking alot more tailor-made, and elegant. Plus, I prefer a 1 button to a 2 button.