A red blazer is a great closet staple, classy and versatile (I first fell in love when I saw Princess Kate wearing one). J. Crew has two options right now, the schoolboy blazer in modern red (find it here) and a J. Crew Factory option here, the factory professor blazer in maraschino cherry.
First up: the J. Crew schoolboy. I found this for a seriously amazing deal (it’s an extra 30% off right now making it almost 70% off the original price). It’s a classic piece with lots of fun details like gold buttons, a striped lining, and a pop of contrasting color on the collar. The color is a bright orangey-red and the fabric is wool flannel. The fit is supposed to be “shrunken” and I ordered one size up for more comfort in the shoulders (my regular size felt very stiff).
Oh the gold buttons! I love this piece. The details are my favorite.
Next is the J. Crew Factory professor blazer. It is on sale right now, but I found it at 30% off the current price so I would wait for a better sale if you are considering this. The color is a true red (no orange tones) and the fit is more comfortable but less structured than the schoolboy (the fabric is stretchy with a little wool). It is more true to size than the schoolboy and a little longer. The brown buttons are cute, but don’t quite measure up to the gold buttons.