Im in need of a navy blue blazer. Id like it to be bit more stylish then the really trad. (eg not sack) In particular I really hate the gold buttons. I know the origin of this blazer is in yachting but the gold buttons just seem so thurston howell the 3rd (loviiiiiiiieeee) So is it a real true crime to nix the gold. If not what are any good options or suggestions. Horn, black, brown, antique (sources)....thanks again
There is nothing more proper, at more occasions, than a navy blazer. And nothing less out of place than the gold, brass buttons. Think of having them monigrammed. You should think of getting several of them. At least one in flannel and one in a sumer weight. There are many in between fabrics. And, truley, the fabric is the distinguishing thing between blazers. Open patch pockets, flap patch pockets, flap inset pockets,, patch pockets on the hip and inset on the breast, all are acceptable for the right occasion. The very same goes for the buttons. A silver / pewter button would be more in keeping with the full inset pocket blazer - in my mind. It would be more dressy, but not exactly what a blazer was supposed to be. It would be more suitable as a substitute for an occasion where a suit was an alternative. Whereas the tradidional gold button model would work for almost any casual occasion. All of which is simply my opinion. But, Keep in mind the criteria of FABRIC, Fabric Fabric. And Fit, Fit, fit. Before button, button, button.