The Hunt: Tweed Blazers

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Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic item that every woman should have.

It’s been a while since we last rounded up tweed blazers, so I thought I’d go on a hunt for some on the market right now. Some of my favorites are below — ladies, which are your favorite from the options below? Have you bought any tweed blazers recently, or do you have some in your closet from years past?

Other options in the budget price range, not pictured below: Ann Taylor (three great options in regular, petite, and tall sizes, all $72-90 with code FASHION50), Talbots ($75-$130, regular, petites, woman, woman petites), White House | Black Market ($99), Calvin Klein ($104),  Anne Klein ($139), Limited (three great ones in regular, petite, and tall sizes, all for $168 full price), and J.Crew ($186 with code STYLETREAT).

Here are some plus-size options, not pictured below: here, here, here, here, and here.  Also, I’ve tried to note in text where there are petite or tall sizes available throughout the piece.

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Target Tailored BlazerI’ve been hearing a ton of great reviews for Merona’s tailored blazers lately, so this tweed one would be my first stop for a budget pick.  It’s $35 full price, but today you can buy 1 and get 1 50% off regular priced slippers, sleepwear, and clothing (plus free shipping on all items).  It’s available in sizes 2-18, as well as plus sizes and petites. Merona Tailored Blazer
Loft Admiral JacketI saw this in the window of my local Loft store last night (en route to somewhere else) and had to stop and ogle — it looks like a great jacket with nubby texture and military details.  It’s $108 full price at Loft, available in regular and petite sizes. Loft Admiral Blazer
Ralph Lauren Wool BlendI got one of these hacking jackets a few years ago when I worked with Macy’s on a sponsored post, and I must say that it’s remained one of my favorite blazers. The colors are vibrant (and new ones come out every year!), and it’s held up well over the few years I’ve worn it.  I also like that it comes in regular, petite, and plus sizes. This purple one is $199-$225 at Macy’s. Lauren Ralph Lauren Wool Blend Hacking Jacket
Rag Bone Lorimer BlazerIt’s a bummer that this one is a final sale, but I like it too much not to include — this Lorimer blazer from Rag & Bone (in a cotton-blend tweed) looks gorgeous.  I like the leather trim on the lapels, and the way the wide weave of the tweed almost looks like a repeating pattern.  It was $595, but is now marked to $359 at Barney’s Warehouse. Rag & Bone Lorimer Blazer
Nanette Lepore Striped Tweed Fitted BlazerThis may be one of my most favorite blazers, ever, and that’s saying a lot. Looove the texture from the stripes (and the fact that it’s got a bit of a metallic sheen to it), as well as the pockets and lapels having stripes in different directions. Love the single button, classic fit. Gorgeous. The blazer is $448 at Neiman Marcus. Nanette Lepore Striped Tweed Fitted Blazer(Here’s a great tweed Nanette Lepore blazer on sale for $139 at Nordstrom Rack, btw.)
If you’re ready to spend some money but are also willing to do a bit of treasure hunting, Yoox has a million tweed blazers in lucky sizes, some on significant discount. Below are some of my favorites (priced $285-$683).  1 / 2 / 3 / 4

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Comments

  1. Ooh, I am so not a bubblegum pink anything kind of person but I LOVE that pink Giambattista Valli jacket.
    I have several Jcrew tweed Schoolboy blazers from years past and was surprised that they didn’t get a mention until I saw that this year’s version has a trim that kind of makes it a bit less versatile. Still cute though.

  2. Not a very exciting thing to shop for, but does anyone have recommendations for trouser/dress socks? Calf height or knee? I have large calves and all my calf height socks just end up pooled around my ankles and the knee ones are so uncomfortable.

    • I think this has come up here before and the general consensus seems to be to buy men’s socks.

  3. So, would it be professional to never wear anything but a tweed blazer ever again?

    Over other clothes, obviously…

  4. Katherine :

    I have to again pitch the blazer I bought this fall from Boden. I bought it in the olive green herringbone and I absolutely love it. I am quite short and the petite version fit me well. Be warned that if scratchy wool bothers you, you probably won’t like it, though I’ve gotten used to it. The quality of the tailoring is very nice, and I love all the little details, like the fun lining.

    http://www.bodenusa.com/en-US/Womens-Coats-Jackets/Jackets/WE441/Womens-British-Tweed-Blazer.html?NavGroupID=2&newpage=true

    • Nice! The pink color also could be a cheaper version of the Giambattista jacket Kat posted.

  5. Anonymous :

    While I really appreciate that you include plus size options, I find that they’re often nowhere near what you’ve pulled for straight sizes in terms of style. Not necessarily a bad thing, but disappointing when I click on a link only to find out that I just wasted my time on a totally pedestrian version of a really awesome item. And considering I have limited time for internet use, it’s doubly disappointing. Could you include pictures for plus sizes as well so we also have an idea of what we’re clicking?

  6. Love tweed. Will have to check for Ralph Lauren one to go on sale.

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