Sharp-shoul­dered blaz­ers work around the clock

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What­ever the sea­son, a great jacket has an en­dur­ing ap­peal. Sin­gle or dou­ble-breasted, a sharply tai­lored jacket of­fers a tidy, stylish so­lu­tion for for­mal oc­ca­sions or a fail­safe uni­form for the of­fice. This spring de­sign­ers and re­tail­ers are think­ing more about the power of a wider shoul­der but tidily tai­lor­ing it so it skims the torso, team­ing eas­ily with a mid-length skirt or a pair of jeans. There’s the ob­vi­ous no­tion of power-dress­ing, an idea that res­onates with both sexes. Self-rep­re­sen­ta­tion re­quires plenty of con­sid­er­a­tion and the power of strong clothes, rig­or­ously tai­lored, of­fers a short-cut to get­ting your mes­sage across to ev­ery­one, loud and clear. Dan Ahwa


Alessan­dra Rich spring 2019. Le­bek blazer, $ 359, from Smith & Caughey’s.

Mil­dred Pierce (1945).

Mag­gie Mar­i­lyn coat $ 1360.

Anine Bing blazer, $ 589, from Fabric.

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