Hello hello – just a quick post today of this outfit I wore back in Boston. I love a stretchy knit blazer as an alternative for suiting, for when you want to look put-together without being too formal. Mine’s several years old, but I’ve listed out other knit blazer options towards the end of this post!
BR sloan fit pants are undoubtedly some of my favorite bottoms for both work and casual wear (see on me in numerous outfits). They’re dressy enough for client meetings, yet comfortable enough to lounge around or travel in – I’ve spent many a plane rides in these, as they’re stretchier than jeans! A while back I saw an updated “new sloan fit” style available, and finally got a pair to compare.
I’m happy to report this updated fit addresses some of the small issues I had with the old pair. The most noticeable difference to me is a narrower lower leg and more tapered fit by the ankle opening, with no more unnecessary bottom slit. You’ll notice several of the unhappy reviews relate to them feeling smaller than the former version, so please size accordingly. My usual size 00p is still a tad loose on me at the waist like with the previous sloan-fit, but nothing that can’t be fixed with a belt. These are listed as dry clean only just like the previous sloan pants (which I ended up shrinking in the machine washer & dryer), so please let me know if you’ve tried washing & drying the new ones at home and how it worked out!
Material composition is still the same as the former sloan pants, but another difference is there are two real front pockets on the updated version instead of one small coin pocket on the previous one. I dug up measurements from years ago (pre-shrinking) in order to compare to the new fit, which looks very similar except for at the ankle:
New sloan fit 00p: 13.5″ across waist, 17″ across hips, 7″ rise, 26″ inseam, 5″ across ankle.
Old sloan fit 00p: 13.5″ across waist, 17″ across hips, 7″ rise, 26″ inseam, 5.5″ across ankle.
And here’s a few other knit blazer alternatives I’ve found, each for under $100:
– Under $30: Merona ponte blazer in gray, black, and white. In regular XS – XXL (Target women’s sizing may run a little big)
– Under $60: Olivia Moon knit blazer in gray, black, or navy. Comes in both regular and extended petite sizing with good reviews.
– Under $100: Ava knit blazer with navy stripes in regular XS – XL, or Express textured knit blazer in ivory or black, available in regular XXS – XL.