Well October is here which means the holidays are almost upon us. I have been looking for a tuxedo blazer for years. I finally found the HL gala cropped tuxedo jacket about 5 yr ago. I have it with and without leather sleeves, the solid wool bracelet sleeve version is more formal and perfect with dresses. The leather sleeve version is just plain fun. Although it looks good with pants, I've wanted a long tuxedo jacket for ages, especially one that can also be worn closed like a tuxedo dress. Enter the Equipment Quincy jacket which a great piece. Light four seasons material, cute star lining, classic long shawl matte satin collar. The shoulders and sleeves are nicely fitted with a boyfriend body. The body is straight, if you are looking for a fitted body, this is not that jacket. Plenty of room to wear it closed which looks surprising great despite the one button style. The only drawback is the fabric a wool/vicose blend - it wrinkles. It came out of the box a crumpled mess and did not hang out well (btw bad packing job nordstrom at more than $500 (was on sale at $396 it's back up to $528) it came off the hanger folded into quarters. A rebuy came a little better but with a deep crease near the pocket, what's the deal with that? It was sent in a box that accepted a hanger but was just in platic. (A hanger, some tissue and more plastic would have made a huge difference) Anyway the fit and style of the jacket is exactly what I wanted, so I tried the steamer. The fabric actually steamed out just fine but I imagine I will need to steam it after most wears. Although no jacket of this price point should have such poor quality fabric, it's otherwise such a great piece, I'm will to take a chance on it, and at least I got the sale price. I've tried on, without exaggeration, about 15 tuxedo style jackets over the last few years and this is the first one that makes the grade. If you are a slim rectangle, who wants to loook like you grabbed your man's tuxedo jacket but just so much better, this might be the jacket for you TTS. Do not size up, you could size down for a slimmer fit. I plan on wearing this over dresses, buttoned over leather leggings, and with pants and jeans.

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