Originally Posted by chorse123
I'm in the process of ordering a navy sportcoat, my first. It will not have shiny buttons, so I hesitate to call it a blazer. I've held off so long because I think they can look boring, and are such an easy option. Also, they can have a certain air about them that I'm not sure I like. I'm in my mid twenties but am married and often dress older than my real age. I don't want it to get out of hand, though. Anyway, it made me wonder. Do you wear a blazer? If so, how, when, why? If not, why not?
I have worn blazers over the years but now have run with sportcoats strictly speaking.
I have two Tom James made of very super fine 180's wool and the feel of the jackets are really soft and luxurious. I really love them.
However, I must add that I wish I could send some pictures but I have not invested in a digital camera yet...I will though. I wear them when I am in casual meetings as an accountant and a financial consultant - as this is not so a fierce look. I wear my suits when I am negotiating deals and finance and when I need the power I wear my "f*** you pinstripes suit" and that really puts the fear of God in people. I prefer wearing sportcoats now to blazers as the blazer combination that I know or use to wear was a dark navy blazer with gold self emblem buttons of the family crest and beige pants and probably burgundy shoes. Very traditional I think.
I hope this helps.