Coincidentally, when Angie’s post appeared, I was trying on a BR long & lean blazer in a plaid pattern. I like plaid and I thought it could make a versatile topper. But there’s two things that made me decide this one goes back:

1) it did not work as magically with most of my spring trousers and tops as I thought it would. Now that I see the formulas, I think it’s because I own more slouchy than skinny or straight pants. Did not quite feel right, see pic 1.

2) it was tight around the upper arms as soon as I raised my arms a bit (tried to capture in pic 2). This would make it my most expensive yet least comfortable blazer. Not acceptable.

I did like the style in general and would consider trying the same from a different brand if I was confident I could wear it with several options in my existing wardrobe. Otoh, I may wait until fall and buy a plaid/tweedy pantsuit if the trend is still going strong then. Or just sit this one out for 2019 and see what 2020 brings...

What do you think? Do you have the same fit issue with woven blazers? Would you wear a long blazer with slouchy pants?

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