I had been eyeing the J.Crew Double-Breasted Schoolboy blazer for the last few seasons, always hopeful it would be released in petite sizes to mitigate the amount of tailoring I’d need to invest. Petites never popped up, but a decent sale on it did, so I picked it up in the regular size and took it for a complete tailoring overhaul.
Why I didn’t think to take “before” photos of this sucker, I don’t know…but the alterations were pretty extensive. This bad boy had the torso slimmed, sleeves slimmed, sleeves shortened, the shoulders narrowed, and the whole blazer raised up at the shoulder for more petite proportions. Once again, I owe this amazing tailoring job to Wendy’s favorite LA tailor, Hector, and definitely would not have had a tailor attempt such alterations if I wasn’t sure he was so talented and capable. Hector also tailored my Rag & Bone Bailey Jacket, and Zara Crossover Tuxedo Style Blouse.
My first attempt at a navy double-breasted blazer was a knit version from H&M, which this one will replace as a better quality wardrobe upgrade. If I were in a position to be really serious about upgrading, I’d do the beautiful Balmain version, but that’s just wishful thinking. =P
Blazer J.Crew Shirt Banana Republic Jeans Rag & Bone Shoes Givenchy (in smooth leather) Handbag Trussardi (similar) Necklace vintage via eBay Watch Michael Kors Bracelet Stella & Dot (c/o) Rings Daisy Knights (similar) & Gorjana
Altered: Blazer has been completely tailored down Shirt has had darts added