Originally Posted by josepidal
Checks, the blazer is a bit more important for me for dressier purposes where a suit would be overkill. In Manila, the blazer is a happy compromise to even many evening functions. I accompanied my firm's founding partner to a testimonial dinner for a newly appointed Supreme Court Justice, for example, and he wore a blazer to that. He wore the same blazer when he went to the fraternity ball and had to accept this gigantic plaque because he was a golden jubilarian, having joined the fraternity in 1956.
That really makes me want to figure out where to have a blazer done before I leave. :P
By the way. What would you think of a blazer with brass buttons with the Harvard seal on them? I want one traditional jacket and figure the seal will be invisible unless someone looks up close, and I need to pick a design for buttons anyway.
If your object is to appear much older than you are, I'd say go for the blue blazer.
In any event, a blue windowpane would be proper for any occasion that a blue blazer would be okay in, yes? I don't see one style of blazer as more appropriate than another, unless you're talking about patch pockets or something, but there are others here who know better...