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 There's a difference between writing well and swallowing a thesaurus and vomiting its contents onto the page.  P G Wodehouse didn't normally use 'big words', but try writing like him. Or, more politely, what Ivar said.
Great review.   Glad you enjoyed the Lake District - it is indeed beautiful (when not raining, so at least 15% of the time!).
 How depressing.  Most of the academics in the University department at which I occasionally teach wear a jacket to lecture and many wear jacket / suit and tie.  But the field (law) may explain it.
 Agreed. Even a plain hard worsted jacket with swapped over buttons looks dull and unremarkable retooled as a blazer, but this jacket would look atrocious. 
^ close to my list if you swap the navy suit for a charcoal grey though (and no patch pockets - not fond of them).
 Yes, indeed:  http://www.styleforum.net/t/111076/the-swissarmysuit-a-sartorial-strip-tease/0_50
Precisely. Taking the most 'simple' case of suit splitting, a navy plain suit jacket:  can you simply switch over to metal buttons and use it as a blazer?  Possibly, but the cloth and other details are still unlikely to be right (although it may look no worse than many OTR blazers in hard worsteds). OP, for a master class see this thread: http://www.styleforum.net/t/71198/the-amazing-blazer-suit/0_50 See the different details Manton used to distinguish this from a suit...
 This is probably the best resource you're likely to find: http://thesilentist.com/post/15351832275/adopting-a-personal-uniform Here are some other threads worth a look: http://www.styleforum.net/t/98968/one-shoe-wardrobe-why-not/0_50www.styleforum.net/t/71198/the-amazing-blazer-suit/0_50
Negative.
You might want to contribute to this (excellent) thread, which deserves a necro-bump:   http://www.styleforum.net/t/278789/what-are-your-10-menswear-essentials/0_50
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