The navy blazer is ostensibly a spring staple, well-suited for an April blog post, but I wear mine year-round. I can't remember what exactly drew me to the little boys' section on ebay in search of this one -- it might have been Ashley Olsen's 2007 street style or it might have been a rebellion against supporting the Rugby Store in Georgetown (I was never a fan). In any case, I found a Gant boys' blazer that was exactly what I wanted: gold buttons, great quality and fit, wool. I guessed on the sizing and got a little boys' size 11, which, on me, is nicely fitted and the sleeves hit just past the elbow. I must also say that I'm usually a vintage shopper only in theory in that I like to browse but usually get a bit creeped out by the pre-loved factor. Here, I think the online description literally said "worn once by my son to a wedding." Not so objectionable.
I've worn this countless times and periodically peruse ebay for my next victim -- I want a black casual blazer. Most of the options tend to be an unappealing poly-blend so I'll continue to channel the patience of my blazer's original owner sitting through boring wedding speeches until I find another gem.