Archive for October 18th, 2007

Q&A: How to Wear a Blue Blazer, Part II

Q:  I have recently recevied a blue
blazer as a gift and I was wondering what I could wear with it to keep
the young look and what colors would go best with it.

 Ben Sherman \'Weathered\' Velvet Blazer
A big part of keeping the blue blazer “young” is fit.  Older gentlemen seem to prefer those bigger, boxy cuts, and we associate these looser styles with “old.”  The way to fit a jacket—any jacket—is by the shoulders.  Why? Because the shoulder is the one area a good tailor, even a great one, can’t fix (if your tailor says he can, run).  How can you tell if the shoulder fits?  Stand sideways straight up against the wall – if the jacket’s shoulder pads hit the wall before the meaty part of your upper arm, it’s too big.
The length of your sleeve should be measured such that it hits your wrist bone; your shirt should be about ½ inch longer.  Have your tailor take in the sides for a cleaner, more streamlined fit.
The length of the jacket usually shouldn’t have to be altered - you should be able to cup the sides with your hands when your arms hang straight down.  Now, there seems to be a movement towards shorter jackets (thank Thom Browne), but at the very least, it should cover your butt.

Now that you know how to fit a blazer, learn what to wear with one in How to
Wear a Blue Blazer, Part I

Pictured: Ben Sherman ‘Weathered’ Velvet Blazer | $269 at Nordstrom.

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Cropped 3/4 Sleeve Jacket

Cropped 3/4 Sleeve Jacket

Between the Peter Pan collar, the cuff detailing, and the great-for-long-waisted-women cropped fit, this jacket is one of our Forever 21 faves.

$29.80  at Forever 21.

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What to Do NY: Lucky Shops

Lucky ShopsGo on a shopping spree at Lucky Shops, a shopping event hosted by LUCKY Magazine. Shop Lucky’s favorite designers and shops at up to 70% off retail, enjoy complimentary cocktails in the lounge, and pick up a gift bag (worth $100+) packed with products and samples.

A percentage of the event’s proceeds will go to Baby Buggy, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing New York City’s families in need with essential equipment, clothing, and products for their infants and young children. 

Lucky Shops
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
New York City
Friday, October 26, 12 pm - 7 pm
Saturday, October 27, 10 am - 7 pm

Purchase Tickets:
Friday - $75/ticket in advance, $85/ticket at the door
Saturday - $40/ticket in advance, $45/ticket at the door

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