Meet Gabe, my new blazer plucked from the Bloomies sale. I wasn’t sure about him at first, but the real bf Nick encouraged me to take him home.
Gabe is Theory’s most classic blazer – they offer it season after season in their popular “tailor” fabric, in black and at least two other colors. Bloomies online has both the Gabe blazer and Max C. pants in sz 00, as well as the matching Betty sheath dress which is on my work wishlist.
Continue reading for my review…
Fit: The shoulders are narrow (but padded) and the torso is cut very slim, but the length and sleeves will be quite long on tiny petites.
For pant or skirt suit purposes, I encourage shorter petites to stay away from Gabe because of the long length. The full suit looked terribly matronly on me, but i think it works as a boyfriend-style blazer.
Measurements: 23″ length, 14″ across shoulders, 13.5″ across the waist, and 24″ long sleeves (I have them folded under in the pics by several inches!)
Quality: I think this jacket is tailored impeccably. 96% wool, 4% lycra – the ultimate, comfy suiting material that never wrinkles. Fully lined with three working pockets. Made in the USA.
Value: The $375 retail tag is steep, but you can find Theory on sale at Saks, Bloomies, Neiman and the like. Or you can wait for one of their Friends & Family sales to get 20% or more off. Theory suiting in their “tailor” fabric is well worth the investment in my opinion.
I’ve been looking for a longer “boyfriend” style jacket for a while, but I actually wasn’t sold on Gabe until I tried on this one from Urban Outfitters: