Attention, all Mizzen and Main Fans! The Mizzen and Main Blazer has just been (re)announced, and the internet is abuzz with excitement. The brand is known for producing stylish, functional, and comfortable apparel, so it’s no surprise that their latest offering is generating so much buzz. However, before you whip out your credit card to make a purchase, there are some things you should know.
Finding the right blazer can be a tricky task, especially when you want something that is both comfortable and stylish. If you’re on the hunt for a new blazer, you may have come across the Mizzen and Main Blazer. While the blazer boasts a sleek appearance, made with high-quality materials that the company is known for, you may want to reconsider before you hit the “Add to Cart” button. In this blog post, we’ll explore why we are not buying the Mizzen and Main Blazer and what alternatives we suggest. Let’s dive in!
It should go without saying, but we are huge fans of Mizzen + Main. Just read our ultimate Mizzen + Main Review.
Meet the New Blazer
First, let’s take a look at the blazer itself. The Mizzen and Main Blazer is a sleek, modern take on a classic wardrobe staple. It comes in a deep navy color and features a two-button closure, notch lapels, and patch pockets.
The blazer is made from Mizzen and Main’s signature performance fabric, which is designed to wick moisture away from the body, regulate temperature, and resist wrinkles. It’s a great option for those who want to look sharp and put-together while still feeling comfortable.
Details of the Blazer
- Stretchy design
- Partially lined with 2-way stretch fabric featuring cooling technology
- Features a classic notch lapel
- Comes with a 2 button single breast closure
- Equipped with convenient patch pockets
- Includes a double rear vent for added comfort and mobility
- Features 4 sleeve buttons and accented inner trim
- Made of 100% wool
- Blazer is a trim fit, customers who prefer a classic fit should size up
- Available in regular length
The elephant in the room: Dry clean only
The Mizzen and Main Blazer is dry clean only, and that’s the elephant in the room that we want to address first. In today’s world, convenience is key, and having a blazer that requires dry cleaning doesn’t fit that bill. Dry cleaning is time-consuming and comes with an extra expense that we could all do without.
Many Other options available
There are simply too many other options available today that do offer stretch (and 4-way stretch, not just 2-way stretch like this blazer). You can see some of the other options in our best travel suit review.
We appreciate the unique concept of the blazer with its lightweight design, offering a great blend of style and comfort. However, we don’t believe that the added hassle of dry cleaning is worth these features. Mizzen and Main offers other products that don’t require dry cleaning, such as their dress shirts and lightweight jackets, making it difficult for us to justify making a purchase for just a blazer.
Alternatively, we suggest investing in a travel suit that is easy to care for and more versatile than just a blazer. Our complete guide to finding the best travel suits for men, which we recently published, includes some great options that are both stylish and practical. With a travel suit, you can have a complete outfit that can take you from the office to casual dinner with friends without worrying about how to care for your blazer.
You can also just buy the blazer in any of these travel suits.
Final Thoughts: Mizzen + Main Blazer
In conclusion, while the Mizzen and Main Blazer may seem like a great product, we believe that its dry clean only care instructions make it a less practical option for the modern man. However, we still love Mizzen and Main’s other products, they offer a great balance of style and comfort without the added hassle of dry cleaning.
Additionally, investing in a travel suit can provide versatility and ease of care that a blazer cannot. We hope this blog post has shed some light on why we are not buying the Mizzen and Main Blazer and given you some ideas for alternatives that better fit your needs and lifestyle. Happy shopping!