J. Crew Schoolboy Blazer : Petite vs. Regular

December 16, 2012

One of the common complaints made about the J. Crew Schoolboy Blazer is its boxy fit, which in itself isn't a bad thing. However, for many of you I think ordering regular (if you are petite) or tall (if you are average height) lengths in a smaller size may be the solution.

I own last year's blazer in 00P (red) and this year's version in 00R (purple). The differences are not substantial but are enough to make a difference if fit issues for you are minor. The differences in shoulder (14.3" for 00P and 14.5" for 00R) and bust (16.5" for 00P and 16.8" for 00R) measurements are minuscule but the sleeve lengths (21.5" for 00P and 23" for 00R) and overall lengths (22.5 for 00P and 23.5 for 00R) are about an inch longer in the regular size.

00P (2011) vs 00R (2012)
My shape is naturally rectangular so boxy jackets have a way of accentuating my lack of curves. In this instance, I don't think the petite sized schoolboy blazer is a particularly serious offender but the regular sized version is a better fit.
J. Crew blazer, Forever 21 top + skirt, LOFT necklace, See by Chloe bag, and Miu Miu pumps
J. Crew blazer + skirt, Everly top, See by Chloe bag, and Via Spiga shoes
The Schoolboy Blazer in Wool Flannel (if the link doesn't lead you to the page with sale colors - which it should - you should look for the blazer in the sale section) is currently on sale in four fun colors for $119.99 plus 30% off (with code WISHLIST).

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