✅ Two Blazers
A classic Goldilocks situation here. The checkered blazer is slightly too big and the velvet blazer is slightly too small.
The checkered blazer is from Brooks Brothers and I fell in love with it years ago, but couldn't justify the cost for something that is, let's be honest, pretty garish. Apparently I wasn't the only one that thought so and was able to pick it up on clearance sale. It was only made in a very boxy style so I then brought it in to get tailored and it's still a bit on the big side. I have worn this only once since moving to Los Angeles, when I MC'd the holiday party at my former employer and created a holiday quiz show. It's the perfect jacket for a quiz show host, but otherwise I'm not sure I need to hang on to it. And as I mentioned, it's a little too big for me.
The blue velvet blazer I love, even though I typically only wear it to year end holiday parties. But it's a bit snug and I can't quite button the bottom button and be comfortable. So while I like it, I don't really wear it anymore. So why am I keeping it? I don't currently have a decent "evening" jacket alternative. But is that a reason to keep it?
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they have been taken to goodwill!
I really like both blazers, but without seeing how they fit on you it’s hard to decide. If your size fluctuates a bit like mine then it doesn’t hurt to have blazers for before and after winter holiday. If you already have a number of good blazers that fit well I’d get rid of both though.
Do you anticipate hosting any quiz shows in the next, say, three years?
Do you anticipate losing an inch or two off your waist (in the next three years) that would make the blue blazer comfortable to wear?
Anticipate? Sadly no. But I'm an optimist... :)
Anything that doesn’t fit perfectly has to go.
getting rid of the blue blazer will motivate you to find a new one with a better fit ?
"... I can't quite button the bottom button..."
You're not supposed to button the bottom button anyway, right?