Sartorial Bucket List #9 : Red Blazer For FallSeptember 15, 2011
I am pretty iffy when it comes to pre-owned pieces, especially clothes and shoes. Additionally, the thrift and consignment stores I have visited before rarely have something that appeals to me or fits me. I am, however, a sometime bargain hunter on ebay and decided to take a chance on this pre-owned Ralph Lauren red blazer.
When purchasing clothing on ebay, an often neglected question is "does this item have an odor?" I am fairly sensitive to scents - and an item coming from a smoker's home, brand new or not, often have that very distinct tobacco smell to it that can refuse to go away even after several washes. The blazer that I bought was listed as a brand new item but upon receipt I immediately noticed that it smelled of perfume that older ladies tend to favor and it did not look "brand new." As the blazer only cost me about $60 with shipping (retail would easily be $200+) I decided to just send it to be drycleaned and leave it at that as I have been searching for a red blazer for some time now but everything I have my eyes on cost a few limbs.
|Ralph Lauren Blazer (similar), F21 jewelry, H&M Tank, H&M Skirt (similar), Corso Como Pumps|
I can't wait to wear this blazer later this fall. Have you added a bright-colored blazer to your regular rotation?