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AX Blazer: To Buy or Not to Buy?

axblazer Usually I am quite decisive when it comes to making clothing purchases. But yesterday, I ran into a bit of a dilemma.  I tried on the Stand Collar blazer at Armani Exchange. The fit was great and I like the modern take on the blazer.  Although it is a bit feminine and reminds me of the jacket Anna wears on the new show V.  YIKES!   I left the jacket there but now I am wondering if I should I go back and grab it?

The image above doesn't do the jacket justice.  I would wear it differently, pairing it with a white dress shirt and either dark blue  diesel jeans or striped gray dress pants.  The other barrier is that the blazer is $165, which is definitely not in the budget with the holidays approaching.  Also, it only works for going out, eg upscale dinner or an event.  I am torn.  I am curious what you guys think, yay or nay?

IMAGE CREDITS: AX Blazer Image from Armani Exchange, Anna (Morena Baccarin) Image from Vistor.net

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Toggle It this Fall!

togglecardigan Toggle Cardigans and Coats are definitely in this season.  I spotted the above image in the October issue of Details and gasped.  I need this Boss Selection toggle cardigan by Hugo Boss.  In fact, I need the entire outfit...this is part of one of those spreads where I could buy everything shown. The Cardigan works great with the midnight blue henley and medium wash jeans by Armani Exchange.

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brheritagecoatHave you heard of Company of We?  Well now you have.  This brand new men's fashion destination offers high fashion for men on the cheap.  The toggle coat above is super chic and no doubt inspired by the iconic Dior Homme toggle coat in 2006 and taking some cues from the military inspired Dolce & Gabana Fall 09 Collection.  The Company of We coat is accessible with a price of only $325.

Banana Republic receives a nod as well for there Heritage toggle coat.  I LOVE IT...this wool, nylon blend will certainly keep you warm as we move into, dare I say it, winter.  The price, $355 and the coat is also available in black.

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