La Superbe Pinstripe

Banana Republic pinstripe blazer in petite.

Sezane for Madewell La Superbe sweatshirt.

How to wear a pinstripe blazer.

As I said earlier, the pinstripes at Banana Republic are really good right now. I’m considering collecting the whole set because, oh, I dunno…what if I ever want to just pinstripe-out one day? It could totally happen and then I’d be bummed I didn’t get the matching pants. And you know what they say, “Nothing haunts you more than the things you didn’t buy”. So true. So painfully true.

This blazer is actually at the tailor right now, because if the many complaints in previous product reviews are to be believed, nobody except myself liked the super slim sleeves on the BR blazers lately. This one is running a little wider in that department, and I like my sleeves slim for two main reasons:

  1. A trim, fitted sleeve gives blazers and jackets a more modern fit, and allows the body to be a little more relaxed and “boyfriendy” while still appearing polished.
  2. I love pushing my sleeves up, and a nice slim sleeve is much more likely to stay in place.

Also, this fabric is a stiff, crisp cotton blend, so the wider sleeve poofed a little at my upper arm and I decided I’d just take care of that sucker now before I want to start wearing it with thinner layers underneath. I’m also having the hip slimmed just a tad because I’ve noticed BR blazers and jackets tend to flare a little in that region on my figure.

Also, if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may have seen my PSA about this sweatshirt which is on final sale and only left in size xx-small (the size I’m wearing). I posted a little video on snapchat (username: alteratnsneeded) showing how it fits on me in case you’d like to pick it up.

— Details —

Blazer Banana Republic (also love the vest)
Sweatshirt Madewell (on sale!)
Jeans Zara
Shoes Rag & Bone (also here & here)
Handbag Proenza Schouler (classic version)
Watch Larsson & Jennings (similar)
Belt Linea Pelle
Bracelet Frye
Jewelry Downtown LA, vintage, Catbird, and Vrai & Oro

— Altered —

Blazer is getting the hip & sleeves slimmed

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  1. says: HM63

    Excellent blazer! I bought it too. :) I love the juxtaposition with the distressed denim.
    The quality on these pieces is fantastic and I fully support getting all three. I’ve got the pants and vest on my wish list. Feeling pretty confident that the pants will be coming home with me soon.

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