J Crew Collection Schoolboy Blazer in Tipped Linen

Another great Collection item I was able to purchase was the Collection Schoolboy Blazer in Tipped Linen before the promo ended. Now, I have my lovely 95 Cent Blazer scored from Nordstrom Rack that I have worn quite a bit since purchasing. But a Linen Blazer was next on my list to buy.

This blazer does not disappoint and I only wish I was as eloquent and knowledgeable as xoxo to be able to describe this better. The linen is very lightweight and has biased-striped ribbon tipping. The tipping looks almost like seersucker. There area a few differences between this blazer and the non-Collection Tipped Linen Schoolboy. The buttons are flat on this blazer as opposed to crested buttons. The pockets are tipped and the tipping does not go all the way around the edge of the blazer.

This fits very well, though the sleeves are a little long on me. A size down would have been too tight in the shoulders and this does not come in Petites. I’ll probably just fold the cuffs anyway like I do my Schoolboy Herringbone Blazer from last year. 

The blazer is also partially lined in a striped Viscose/Poly material.

This blazer is definitely a keeper and I am so happy I took the plunge at the last minute with the promo. I’m sure my Brown Sancho is getting really tired of delivering to me this week. This is one piece going to NYC with me this Summer. 

What do you think of the Collection Schoolboy Blazer? Do you think it’s “Collection-worthy”? I know J Crew seems to be adding the “Collection” word to most everything lately.


  1. May 10, 2013 / 3:56 pm

    It's a cute blazer, but I think I would have the cuffs shortened just to be able to show the beautiful detail.

  2. May 10, 2013 / 8:32 pm

    I love tipping and the blue on blue is very pretty, especially with the little stripes. It's tempting to pick this one up but I have last year's and recently bought a new navy blazer so I must resist. Looks lovely but I would have the sleeves shortened if you have a good tailor.

    Thank you for the shout-out AudreyBella.