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Navy or Black Blazer

post #1 of 29
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If you had to pick one in your closet which would you pick. I need to get one for business casual days and I don't know what to do. I generally wear slacks. Grey, black, blue. Maybe once in awhile pair it with a pair of jeans. I would like to have a 3 button with side vents. Your opinions would be appreciated.
post #2 of 29
Navy definitely.
post #3 of 29
Navy and try to find a two button...side vents are great. Canali makes one.
post #4 of 29
Navy
post #5 of 29
Navy, unless you need to affect that "Planet of the Yoko Onos" downtown look. I don't like side vents, myself - too much like Roger Moore in "The Saint". Two buttons - otherwise you'll look like Buster Brown. Thus endeth the Pop Culture Reference-Laden Lecture. Have fun,
post #6 of 29
Don't forget the brass buttons if navy blue, my preference, is your choice.  When I see a blue jacket with black buttons, worn as a blazer, I wonder if it's just a suit jacket that's been severed from its matching pants.  Is there a reason for not having brass buttons?
post #7 of 29
I would pick a black blazer with no vent
post #8 of 29
Navy.
post #9 of 29
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Don't forget the brass buttons if navy blue, my preference, is your choice.  When I see a blue jacket with black buttons, worn as a blazer, I wonder if it's just a suit jacket that's been severed from its matching pants.  Is there a reason for not having brass buttons?
I have a DB navy blazer without brass buttons. I had a choice and went without. I already had a 2B blazer with buttons with the crest of my secondary school alma mater, so I figured it would be nice to have one without
post #10 of 29
My preference is navy, two-button and I don't like shiny brass buttons. But I also don't want people to think I'm just wearing a suitcoat. I know it's possible to buy buttons separately and have them changed, but I don't know where to get blazer buttons (others here know, as I've seen it posted, but forgot).
post #11 of 29
Navy, and have the buttons (whether brass or same colored) replaced with antiqued silver ones. A good way to differentiate yourself from the "I so want to own a yacht" club without people wondering whether you are wearing an orphaned suit jacket (although the material and true navy color should make this clear to even a casual observer.)
post #12 of 29
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Don't forget the brass buttons if navy blue, my preference, is your choice.  When I see a blue jacket with black buttons, worn as a blazer, I wonder if it's just a suit jacket that's been severed from its matching pants.  Is there a reason for not having brass buttons?
If you're young it looks like a jacket that you got for christmas from Steinmart; at any age it looks like you're lost and looking for the yacht club. Some interesting and unusual buttons can be had here: http://www.bensilver.com/fs_storefront.asp?root=4 EDIT: I had a Polo blue blazer with marbled cream colored buttons, surprisingly it worked well.
post #13 of 29
Perhaps the brass button reactions are related to geography and location. In the urban centers of New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, a blue blazer with brass buttons is about as ubiquitous as a windbreaker would be in Portland, Oregon. The brass buttons aren't considered "fancy" or "pretentious;" they're nearly invisible and implicitly understood to be part of a standard uniform. I have noticed in California, where I live, that there can be an element of snide condescension directed toward those who make an effort to dress well. I know that the generalized CA ideal is a seemingly unstudied, breezy, disheveled-but-luxurious style, as opposed to the starchier and more pressed styles you might find elsewhere. Based on what I've read above, I'd better set up an appointment with a yacht broker to find something to go with my brass-buttoned blazer.
post #14 of 29
Another vote for navy, two-button, side vents. It's probably one of the two most worn items in my closet whereas my black one rarely sees the light of day.
post #15 of 29
I'd like to cast my vote for DB navy with side vents and gold buttons.
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