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What do you think of this blazer?

(24 Posts)
Imamiddleclasstwat Sat 23-Sep-17 16:14:21

I love this, very similar to a designer one I can't afford but M&S have styled it horrifically and it's put me right off. Have I reached old lady style without realising or does M and S have a nice blazer but no idea how to sell it? Guide me mumsneters!!

headintheproverbial Sat 23-Sep-17 16:18:47

It's potentially quite nice with slim 7/8 trousers or jeans. The checked skirt they've styled it with makes it awful!!

PaperdollCartoon Sat 23-Sep-17 16:38:12

Yeh it's nice, just needs better styling as you say.

Trills Sat 23-Sep-17 16:41:42

Looks very 80s.

Which may be the look you are going for.

Loyly Sat 23-Sep-17 16:45:38

M&S have styled it terribly. Styled like the Balmain one is, it could look good.

EnidButton Sat 23-Sep-17 17:08:28

I really don't like the buttons but I'm not a fan of double breasted anything or gold metal. It looks like it should be worn with white linen trousers and a jaunty captains hat whilst cruising on your motorboat that you bought with your retirement savings.

EnidButton Sat 23-Sep-17 17:09:34

Or like you work in a travel agency with a staff uniform.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 23-Sep-17 17:16:51

I don't like it, sorry. I think the gold buttons make it look really cheap, and knowing M&S lately, the fabric isn't likely to be good either.

imjessie Sat 23-Sep-17 18:26:21

I had one like that in the 80's!!

Silverstreaks Sat 23-Sep-17 18:30:33

Channelling the 80s.
Expensive irony.

Imamiddleclasstwat Sun 24-Sep-17 07:24:43

Loyly- It's the Balmain one I really want! This is a great copy! I know it would look great with skinnies but it just looks so naff on the M and S website!

Imamiddleclasstwat Sun 24-Sep-17 07:26:42

The real thing...

JesusTapdancingChrist Sun 24-Sep-17 08:09:23

It's very this.

Joinourclub Sun 24-Sep-17 08:14:31

I don't like it, but yes I think it is a good approximation of the Balmain one. You could always replace the buttons.

CountFosco Sun 24-Sep-17 08:27:24

I think the Balmain one looks good. M&S are horrendous at styling clothes, I have to ignore their pictures while I buy their stuff. They seem to think we're all middle aged women from the 80s rather than middle aged women in the teens (what decade are we????).

I think if the M&S one fits well (you'll probably have to size down) then it could look good but the real test will be when you put it on.

Pinkvici22 Sun 24-Sep-17 08:54:51

I bought it last week and I'm really pleased with it! I've work it with a plain white All Saints T, blue skinniest and tan bag and heels. I also had an Alexander McQueen scarf on in the morning and got a few compliments. For the price I think it's great!

SpeakerOfTheHouse Sun 24-Sep-17 08:57:07

just ordered it - i'll see if theyv'e nailed it or bang off course again! Love the Balmain original - can't afford the £££..

Lucked Sun 24-Sep-17 09:01:58

I am waiting for delivery of it. Jennifer Aniston used to wear the Balmain one with jeans all the time and I have always liked it.

Ttbb Sun 24-Sep-17 09:07:24

The thing about blazers is if they are not cut perfectly they look like a cheap costume.

Pinkvici22 Sun 24-Sep-17 09:22:50

Agree blazers need to be cut well. I'm busty so double breasted doesn't usually work for me but this does wink

Imamiddleclasstwat Sun 24-Sep-17 21:01:16

I have ordered it, it's nearly sold out now! I tried it in the shop and it did seem to be cut well.
Just need some good quality tees to go under it if anyone can recommend?

leedspirate Sun 24-Sep-17 21:04:29

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Bombardier25966 Sun 24-Sep-17 21:29:49

I tried it instore, looked like a BA stewardess.

Pinkvici22 Mon 25-Sep-17 07:01:08

It's definitely about how you style it!

My t shirts are mostly All Saints and Topshop.

Hope you like it OP!

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