from someone who knows what he's talking about..'The blue blazer is a descendant of a jacket, (called by some a reefer jacket), worn in the British Navy. Sailors did not, and do not, wear French cuffs nor should anyone else. Sportcoats are descendants of outdoor hunting or riding jackets. One does not wear French cufffs while shooting, nor should anyone while wearing such a jacket.'
Personally I think it can look affected. YMMV