Photo Credit: Bergdorf Goodman and Express
Style star pupils like Gwyneth Paltrow and Katie Holmes have been scoring extra credit with their classic schoolboy blazers lately. Plus, with "True Prep: It's a Whole New Old World" (the sequel to 1980's "The Official Preppy Handbook") recently hitting bookstores, now's the perfect popped-collar time to plunk down some cash for a menswear blazer, complete with Thurston Howell-approved adornments. Here are the CliffsNotes on an upscale version and its less expensive twin:
High: Make like a Gossip Girl extra and wear this Wool Patch-Pocket Blazer from Golden Goose. The navy wool shrunken blazer features a decorative patch on the pocket and gold buttons, natch ($1,295 at Bergdorf Goodman).
Low: Can't quite afford country-club couture? Then head to the mall for the Knit Strong Shoulder Long Jacket from Express. The soft fabric construction makes the jacket more body conscious than a traditional blazer. And, with the military-inspired brooch and padded shoulders, it'll fit right in with fall's utilitarian styles ($98 at Express).
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