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interview jacket - online stores with express delivery?

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crossparsley Thu 11-Apr-13 18:22:50

Oh drat, I've got an interview next week. The job is very like my old one, but I got by in that pretty much never wearing a jacket, just smart dresses, mainly ebay-found MJ P&J, See by Chloe. Not having worn a jacket for so long means I didn't notice that the ones I do have are now far too big or oddly too small, with the exception of one I got years ago from H&M. "Wear that," you helpfully say. I did have to wear it to the last "first meeting" I had. But since it has a big gold "M" (for Madonna - that's how long ago I went looking for a jacket in the shops!) and a chain on the inside, I couldn't shuck it off onto the back of my chair and had to wear it throughout the meeting. Not so good for more than an hour, and jacket sleeves get in the way of taking notes I think.

Soooo - did a quick search here and couldn't find an obvious thread or post on good online sources. I'm short, moderately curvy and very short-waisted so it needs to be slightly tailored and not very long at all. And as I am, er, mature, it should be fairly heavy material that keeps its shape (not mine!) although doesn't need to be wool. Actually I'm quite wary of wool office jackets thanks to all those brightly-coloured women MPs who look like the talking M&Ms. Last, I'm not working at the moment so while I can't be totally mean (age, shape, level of job) I don't want to spend £££ (does cat's bum face at NAP and Browns). Also, as mentioned, I have no intention of wearing it for more than five minutes at a time if/when I do have a job so it would be daft to "invest".

Anyone know who might be good?
Many thanks for any thoughts.

Filofax Thu 11-Apr-13 22:00:51

Next have lovely jersey blazers in at the mo. The navy one I've bought recently was code 138-854, it comes in grey too. Very smart and worth a look. It was a much better fit and finish than some others I tried which were about 3x the price.

crossparsley Thu 11-Apr-13 23:29:56

Thanks filofax, that does look smart and very very reasonable -congratulations on your shopping coup! This style might be a bit long on me but I can get to a store without much hassle so could have a real look.

ggirl Thu 11-Apr-13 23:37:01


cheesenpickle Fri 12-Apr-13 08:35:51

Next are good for on line delivery. order by 9pm for next day if its in stock. i order en masse and either take it back to store or you can get a courier to pick it up. its sometimes hit and miss with their clothes so i order anything i vaguely like and generally find something. another poster said hobbs lovely clothes but expensive. m and s , you would have to go in store there on line service can be slow.

fedupofnamechanging Fri 12-Apr-13 09:59:14

I second Hobbs. Ordered a jacket on Sunday evening and it I'd being delivered this morning and that was using standard delivery, rather than express. They'be got some nice jackets in the sale too at the moment.

fedupofnamechanging Fri 12-Apr-13 09:59:58

Bloody auto correct. Sorry.

crossparsley Fri 12-Apr-13 10:54:54

Thanks all. Can intersperse my online pre-int form-filling with something a bit more interesting today!

gogogaga Fri 12-Apr-13 11:15:39

Go for jersey - can be dressed up and down - check out Kettlewell Cotton Blazer - gorgeous fit...

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