Fairisle Blazer

Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by great piece lambswool, hopefully not to itchy, great colors. small fit me very nicely, 32dd layered with Ellison tunic http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/clothes-blouses/25073016.jsp October 5, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jacket that feels like a sweater I really like that this has the elegance of a jacket but the cosy, comfortable feeling of a sweater. Lovely autumn colours. I am a US size 4 to 6 and got a small. The fit is perfect around the chest and a little loose around the waist and hips (35-27-35).There is room enough to layer with a jersey top and fine wool top underneath. Label says dry clean, but I plan to risk a handwash. My dog has jumped on me in this, and it did not snag or pull. So pretty sturdy, for a knit. Personally, I would prefer it without pockets. But overall a winner. October 10, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Best of both worlds (almost) I am 32AA-28-38. I am usually a 2 or 4 in number-sized tops, or Small in alpha-sized. I ordered a Small in this blazer. It fits true-to-size for a slim fit, but I’m considering sizing up to accommodate layering for when the weather cools down. The garment measurements for the Small (taken unstretched) are approximately 34.5” around the bust, 31” around the waist, and 37” around the hem. The length from the high point of the shoulder to the hem is 22.5.” The shoulders are 13” across from seam-to-seam. The sleeve, from shoulder seam to hem, is 24.” The arms, which run narrow, measure 11.5” around the bicep and 8” around the wrist. This is more of a sweater with blazer styling rather then a true blazer. The wool is slightly felted, and feels pretty substantial even though it’s not thick. Unfortunately it is kind of itchy – I’m not super sensitive to wool, but I think I’ll probably layer long sleeves under this sweater (which means I might have to size up to a medium, since the sleeves are cut quite narrow). Style-wise, this sweater is really cute – the colors are great for fall (bright but not eyepopping – navy with hits of pumpkin, ochre, coffee brown and warm pale blue) and the fairisle pattern is intricate and made of alternating bands of “right side” and “wrong side” knitting. The fit is really flattering as well, since it has darts that nicely define the waist. This sweater is nearly perfect except for the slight itch factor, but that isn’t a deal-breaker for me since the fun style combo more than makes up for it. I fell for fairisle blazers after seeing images from Junya Watanabe’s Fall/Winter 2011 Menswear show – it’s nice to see that style adapted for us gals! September 8, 2012
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BLUE MOTIF Style #:25778846 When it comes to fall and winter knits, we've got two things on the brain: comfort and convenience (impeccable style is the unspoken third, of course). Cozy sweaters that double as outerwear in the milder months, and boast enough color to carry an outfit (like this jacket from Sparrow) fit the bill to a T. Fairisle Blazer