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Dear friends: in two weeks i am going to be traveling to london. i would like to buy a top quality double breasted navy blazer. any suggestions?
post #2 of 11
off the rack or tailor made?
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
off the rack. i do not have time for the tailor one
post #4 of 11
(In re-reading the original question, I see that the request may be for the recommendation of a London source for a blazer, rather than a recommendation for a blazer to take to London.  Perhaps my post might be of some general use)    The db model they sell year-round at Ralph Lauren is beautifully detailed and executed.  It has some animation and personality--nipped waist, hand stitching along lapel and pocket edges, a mid-weight brushed wool, and a wonderful lapel roll.  It does feature something like 14 brass buttons, which will send certain forum members into a paroxysm of horror.
post #5 of 11
As a rule, I don't go abroad to buy clothing I could just as easily find in my home country.
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As a rule, I don't go abroad to buy clothing I could just as easily find in my home country.
Nice response. Gives the original poster all kinds of help.
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(johnapril @ July 01 2005,09:36) As a rule, I don't go abroad to buy clothing I could just as easily find in my home country.
Nice response. Gives the original poster all kinds of help.
Thanks. I agree that it does too.
post #8 of 11
what size (US) do you wear, and what are you prepared to spend? Will see what i can recommend as possibilities to consider.
post #9 of 11
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(In re-reading the original question, I see that the request may be for the recommendation of a London source for a blazer, rather than a recommendation for a blazer to take to London.  Perhaps my post might be of some general use)    The db model they sell year-round at Ralph Lauren is beautifully detailed and executed.  It has some animation and personality--nipped waist, hand stitching along lapel and pocket edges, a mid-weight brushed wool, and a wonderful lapel roll.  It does feature something like 14 brass buttons, which will send certain forum members into a paroxysm of horror.
What's so horrifying about 14 brass buttons on a DB blazer? I assume you mean that it has a customary 6-2 pattern with 4 buttons on each sleeve. Sounds perfectly normal to me. I know some people don't like brass blazer buttons, but they do kinda traditionally go with blazers, I think.
post #10 of 11
I haven't gone blazer shopping (or very little shopping of any kind come to think of it) in London for a while but I was always fond of Austin Reed of Regent St. -- and they were recently brought up on the forum. Whether they are any good or not, I dunno.
post #11 of 11
This, from Turnbull & Asser looks pretty nice. It's probably a Chester Barrie:
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