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Harvard Law School Student Has Created The Ultimate Quarantine Blazer
Posted on Thursday February 18, 2021
Quarantine hasn’t been the most productive time for a lot of us, so it’s okay if you read this story with a lot of green side eye. It seems Harvard Law School 2L Logan E. Brown wasn’t content with just plugging along at the ultra elite law school during COVID. In addition to, you know, just surviving during the pandemic (WHICH IS AN ACCOMPLISHMENT AND I’M PROUD OF YOU FOR DOING WHATEVER YOU NEED TO DO TO GET THROUGH THE DAY) and going to law school, Brown has also launched a clothing company.
Spencer Jane was born from Brown’s own frustrations trying to find the perfect interview-wear. She says, “I needed a suit for my law school’s career fair. After multiple Ubers across town and exasperated texts to my mother asking if it looked like something fit, I found nothing. I wanted something that made me feel confident, comfortable in my own skin, and ready to be myself in an interview.” Brown launched the brand after cross-enrolling in a Harvard Business School class and working with the Harvard Innovation Labs.
As reported by the Harvard Crimson:
Brown said she was inspired to create the company when she was a first-year student at the Law School and experienced the difficulty of finding comfortable professional clothing for interviews.
“I wanted something that would last me well into the beginning of my legal career and also made me feel good,” she said. “I was going to all sorts of malls all over Boston.”
When she texted her friends to ask where they all tended to purchase their professional attire, Brown said she identified a dearth of clothing options for women in their position.
“That’s when I realized that this was a common frustration,” Brown said. “There are plenty of places that sell pantsuits, but none that really made what I was looking for. And so that was the original idea — or where the original frustration for Spencer Jane came from.”
From there, Brown created a survey asking folks about pantsuit shopping essentials, with the goal of using the intel for her Business School course. And, well, Brown just decided she could fix the problem she and others had identified with the interview-wear market:
“As I was getting all of this information and talking to more and more people, I decided that I was going to actually just fix the problem,” she said. “That’s whenever I had the idea to create Spencer Jane, and create a pantsuit based off of all of the survey data that I had collected.”
And because she’s doing all this while living through the pandemic, Spencer Jane’s featured offering is the The Ultimate Work-From-Home Blazer. It combines wearability with professionalism and is designed to “seamlessly transition from a Zoom meeting to an in-person boardroom and whatever else you’re up to.” It is available for pre-order in sizes XS-4XL.
And because this pandemic just. won’t. quit., they’re also offering a Quarantine Capsule Collection, with their blazer, sweatpants, and a mask. How perfectly 2021.
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