J. Crew Schoolboy Blazer in Maraschino Cherry, Sz 0, $188 (L)
H&M Blazer, Sz 6, $35 (R)
I'm wearing the same shirt underneath just so the comparison is as fair as possible :) As you can tell, they both have a similar silhouette - both are cropped and slim-fitting.
The J. Crew blazer obviously is of better quality with thicker fabric, more structure, 2-button closure and cuff buttons. The gold buttons are beautiful and I feel like this blazer will stand the test of time.
The H&M one features a single-button closure, a brighter red color and a stretchy jersey material. The lining at the cuff keeps popping out because the jersey has so little structure. As far as fit goes, the H&M at size 6 is smaller in the torso than the J. Crew at size 0. This gives me further motivation to lose the baby weight!
When asking myself what I really want, I find that the answer is quite simple - I just want a red, fitted blazer. I'm not sure that I need one as a closet staple so I don't mind sacrificing quality in this case. Having said that, the H&M blazer is a keeper. I'm planning on switching out the button for a pretty gold one.
Which would you choose?