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Page 2 in the conversation "Plaid blazer redux (updated)" by Greyscale
I prefer the size 0, which is odd for me since I tend to prefer everything oversized! But it's likely I'm being influenced by the styling in the first set of pics with the size 0 (with the boots, which I prefer to the flats in the second set with the size 2) and my poison eye for rolled sleeves on blazers.
Here’s the 0 with sleeves cuffed. Late afternoon light made it hard to take photos in my usual spots so here I am in the kitchen.
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Greyscale - I ordered this too. There is a little defect in the plaid by the shoulder seam. I took my usual size 4 and it fits like the 2 fits you. I really like it but I’m waiting on restock. I think Nov 9 is estimated. So I can try a size 2 against a hopefully perfect 4. I love it on you. It’s very roomy. As much as I love oversized I like the 0 on you. But you know I love both.
And here are the two side by side, for direct comparison.
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The 2. I’m so glad you put them side by side because the differences are subtle. You can probably see and feel the difference better in person.
I think there is a little extra length on the 2, right? I think the shoulders are a little wider and the sleeves seem a little roomier.
So, the 0 looks like it fits better, but the 2 looks slightly more in-style.
I hope that was coherent
Also, regardless, I'm definitely going to wear this with a scoop neck white tee and solid black jeans! The styling in today's photo works so much better.
So which are you keeping?!! Do you ever follow http://www.alterationsneeded.com? She likes a pocket square and scrunching and rolling sleeves. I think you might enjoy her blazer styling ideas.
Agree with Smittie that it's the little bit of extra length that I like best about the size 2. Alterations Needed is a great blog; I always get good inspiration there. Thanks for the reminder, Gryffin!
Welllll, I went back to exchange the 0 for a 2 and they’re sold out and not expecting more until May.
What to do?
I’ll keep the 0 for now and keep the tags on and see if a 2 pops back in stock, I guess. In the end I might settle for the 0.
I vote for the 0 ... It still looks like an oversized cut but fits you well. I love this look!
Don’t have solution because I often waffle sizes in the same top— more fitted for skirts or tucking, more roomy for pants .
The different fits give different vibes. I do like the more conventionally flattering fit of the 0 in the photo. That makes it look somewhat easier to wear and also with lighter T’s. The 2 does look more like outerwear, which you said might be your thing,
With the size 0 in hand, try it buttoned and with different tops & having BF take some video of it in motion, where pulling and such would show up. I know you can’t compare side- by - side now, but see if it looks good to you and feels good or if you will pine for the size 2.
I vote 0. I looked long and hard, and diff are subtle, BUT I see it clearly on the bust. Why "drawning" in so much fabric:-) when size 0 fits like a glove still looking perfect for oversize look! (Nordstrom was great, too- as only 1 button is always looking great on a girl!:-)).
Good Greyscale. I wouldn't fret about getting the 2. The 0 looked great too.
This is not a cop out, but my dear Greyscale, BOTH sizes look KILLER, and you can't go wrong either way.
If the 0 fits better up top but the 2 is a better length, why not check out the seam allowance on the hem of the 0? It might not be a simple alteration, but it could end in a blazer that’s exactly right for you.
Just came across this party version & thought of you. https://www.freepeople.com/sho.....;color=009
Agreeing with unfrumped. If youd wear any heavier layers under especially you should definitely try them with both.
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