I walked into the store simply to browse and there it was: a royal blue corduroy blazer. Patch pockets, tailored fit, silk lining. And royal blue doesn’t begin to do it’s colour justice. It is a beautiful blue which defies description, with hints of lilac when it catches the light, but looks like a light shade of navy when in low light.
I tried it on. It fit wonderfully across the shoulders and chest but was ¼ inch too short on the sleeves and at the hem. The hem was not a problem. It’s a casual blazer so slightly shorter works well. The sleeve length is a little more problematic but within acceptable margins.
Then as I looked at the label, that just made the blazer all the more attractive. Hawes & Curtis. Jermyn Street. However, this was not an H&C shop. Rather it was T K Maxx. I guess the blazer may have been from last season, which might explain how it ended up in TKM. Not that I cared too much.
The question was, did I really need another blue blazer? I already had two in my collection, one in navy and the other in very pale blue. I concluded that there was space for one more not least as this one split the difference in colour between navy and pale blue.
I confess that I’ve never seen Blazers in the H&C shop, though they do stock plenty of suits. So it was great to be able to add one to my collection. Best of all, I’m loving it.