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Help, help: bought a man's blazer by accident, will I look stupid wearing it???

(16 Posts)
tigerdriverII Thu 15-Oct-15 21:58:21

So - went into Ted Baker, looking for a navy blazer. Found a couple of nice blazers, they looked quite masculine but had patterned linings, contrast trim etc AND WERE WITH THE WOMEN'S COATS. Saleswoman asked me what I was looking for, I explained and she suggested I try both on. Escorted me to fitting rooms. One jacket didn't suit me but the other was fine, although very long in the arms. Saleswoman asked me what I thought: I said that the jacket was good but the arms seemed long and the other one looked as if I'd borrowed a man's blazer. No comments at all, especially not anything about it actually being from their men's range.

was trying to find it online to show my pal what I'd bought and discovered that it's from their men's range - explaining the long arms of course!

Anyway, apart from the fact that I do rather think that the saleswoman could have mentioned that it was a man's jacket when I said I was looking for a blazer, do you think it will look odd? It'll be fine with jeans, but I'm looking to wear it for work over navy dresses. Am I just going to look as if I've pinched it from DH?

Further question: do Ted Baker just mix up men's and women's clothes so you have to hunt all over the shop? The dressy dresses were all on their own but not so with the jackets.

squoosh Thu 15-Oct-15 22:04:43

I love the slightly panicked tone grin

If you don't love the fit bring it back. But blazers are are quite masculine anyway, no one will know you're wearing a man's blazer!

squoosh Thu 15-Oct-15 22:05:13

Aside from the penis pattern on the inside of the blazer of course.

tigerdriverII Thu 15-Oct-15 22:16:02

grin. It's got a lobster picture and a lovely viridian lining, no space for penis patterns.

I am in a bit of a bind over it - I planned to wear it on Saturday evening and won't be picking it up from my office, where I left it, until then. So I have to decide to return it or go with it. I do love it and agree, no one will know. So I'll probably go with it.

I do think that the saleswoman could have said though - especially as she asked me what size I wanted and she then said a Ted Baker 6 would be the one : they only go up to a 5 in their women's line. I guess I feel a bit mis-sold (ridiculous , I know)

amazonianwoman Thu 15-Oct-15 23:19:23

Oooh link please! I'm a woman with long arms. Could be just what I'm looking for. I'm partial to lobsters too (and penises)

tigerdriverII Thu 15-Oct-15 23:26:03

here it is

The lining is more viridian in rl

squoosh Thu 15-Oct-15 23:28:56

I do love it and agree, no one will know.

You love it you keep it!

Sounds like the salesperson doesn't know the stock very well.

pdxs Fri 16-Oct-15 14:16:05

if you love it and only issue is sleeves too long, get them taken up - will cost around 10-15£ (max) - and your dry cleaner can prob send it to get done

that will stop it looking like you have nabbed your hubby's blazer

(i think men's clothes also button on the other way, but would be shocked if anyone noticed)

pdxs Fri 16-Oct-15 14:18:30

but... are you sure its a good idea to wear a navy blazer over navy dresses? will it look like you are trying to make a non-match match?

If you are in the market for ted baker price-wise, hobbs have a v nice women's blazer in sale at moment, jemima, in a navy spot fabric, v feminine, looks good w jeans, poss also with your dresses, arms not v long
- I love mine & its on sale

tigerdriverII Fri 16-Oct-15 20:57:34

Thanks! I probably phrased the navy dress thing wrongly- I meant that I need a navy blazer to wear with dresses smile

RavioliOnToast Sat 17-Oct-15 06:32:56

I think I would wonder if it was a man's, I wouldn't say anything and dont get me wrong I'm absolutely no expert, but all my blazers don't have the top pocket, and I've never noticed one in a ladies blazer.

I'm another that agrees though, if you love it, wear it! grin

tigerdriverII Sat 17-Oct-15 09:26:55

Oh well, crunch time this evening. I'll be collecting it from my office, will try it on again and then decide that I really need it AND something like the Hobbs blazer. Win win!

Morsecode Sat 17-Oct-15 10:19:44

I have always drooled over the gorgeous tailoring on men's jackets, but as a 5"3 size 6 midget, I sadly accept they are not for me... If you like it definitely wear it!

tigerdriverII Sat 17-Oct-15 21:06:44

It's gone back whence it came sad

Tried it on again and realised I'd been seduced by the lining: it looked shocking. So I'm now in the market for something similar but a woman's version.

RavioliOnToast Sat 17-Oct-15 23:50:06

Crew clothing seem to have a few tailored ones.

pdxs Mon 19-Oct-15 13:17:30

well done on the return!

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