September 19, 2010
Brief Meeting Blazer Review
I've been on the hunt for the right professorial jacket/sportcoat and although I am leaning toward the Alma Mater jacket, I am not yet convinced. So the hunt continues. It might be sold out on the website but the Brief Meeting Blazer was available in my local store this week so I was excited to see why people were clamoring to buy this one. It unabashedly drew inspiration from a much more expensive Elizabeth and James blazer that I missed out on when it was for sale. See reviews from Effortless Anthrpologie here and Goldenmeans here.
The jacket fit on the smaller side of things. I tried a 10 and it pulled a little at the bust. The fabric was pretty soft but not stretchy. Light enough to wear in fall but the dark navy color made it winter appropriate. Quality wise, it didn't strike me as any nicer than something you could find Banana Republic or Ann Taylor Loft. The design of it must be enough to make it sell out before sale time. I have it wishlisted in case it makes it to sale in stores but am going to let this one go for full price.