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post #107 of 200
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Thanks. I was going to go find it for you, and I was torn about whether it was easier to type my reply or go look for the URL. You saved me the trouble.
post #108 of 200
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
I had a shirt like that in High School.

i have a shirt like that, what's your point?

JK.. That thing's a monstrosity..
post #109 of 200
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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post
I've never expressed hatred of the navy blazer, but I am in the camp of "I hate navy blazers". To me, stylistically-they are far too conservative and come from a historical tradition that I don't relate to. Whether or not this stereotype applies to its wearer, the message one sends wearing a navy blazer is "I am an uppity old stodger", at least in the circles I run in. Obviously the message is different in a different circle of folks, probably to the exact opposite. Ultimately, I just don't like the way they look....on me.

I've never thought of even wearing a blazer. Here's en extract of a post I made about the different types of jackets and what I liked in them to help some sufu members, the blazers entry was quite short, as you can see:

"Blazers: I know we use the term for jackets not part of a suit but in reality they're usually restricted to navy (sometimes black, white and even green if you're Irish or a talented golfer) jackets with gold buttons, they look old mannish and are only fine if you're on your yacht in Saint-Tropez with a girl that looks like a young Brigitte Bardot on your arm, wearing a bikini and your too big for her captain hat cocked to the side. Even then you'll probably be dead by the end of the film while she cavorts with a handsome, young sailor who definitely does not wear a blazer."
post #110 of 200
The Conneman loves navy blazers. I'll be wearing the first one tomorrow.
post #111 of 200
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Originally Posted by Vintage Gent View Post
No hate here. I think it's one of the most versatile (and essential) pieces in a man's wardrobe.

With brass buttons, or does it matter?
post #112 of 200
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
When you get gold/brass buttons on your blazer, do you use plain ones or ones with an emblem? If the latter, what emblem do you use? Would it be cheesy to use the crest from your university?

I think the university crest buttons are kind of cool but I actually prefer the monogrammed ones on my blue blazer.
post #113 of 200
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Looks rather like a stroller jacket, at least in that combo. I would use lighter buttons at a minimum. I would also do patch pockets and no ticket. But you knew I was going to say that.

That shade of brown horn, I am told, is the English Eliteâ„¢ standard for navy odd jackets that do not have blazer buttons. Lighter horn would be more American, and more geographically appropriate, I admit.

I also admit a weakness for the ticket pocket, but after many years of experimentation, I have found it is the least offensive spot for an electronic communication, internet and calendar slavery device. Some day, I will not have to carry one, but not yet. I don't like the feel of such devices in other pockets.

Patch pockets would have been nice, and I might revisit that in a verison in navy Golden Bale. I don't mind having more than one navy blue jacket.

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Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff View Post
Color man, color. Shirt and tie are too formal. Shirt I could live with if it were some form of textured cloth but the tie with that reminds me of native Americans wearing bits of US cavalry gear to diplomatic talks.

I like that clever imagery. I see what you are saying, but the context of my work dress is probably far more open than yours. I can and do commit the sins of formal elements in casual wear and casual elements in business wear all the time. Whether this is sartorially advanced or retarded, well, is an open question.

I wear a fair amount of pattern and color...just not in that photo.

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What sort of fabric is that jacket? And are your trouser cuffs a little wider than usual?

15/16 oz Minnis flannel. My trouser cuffs range from 1.75" in to 2"...cycling back and forth as the years go by. That's a 2" version, just like farmer.

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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
Ticket pockets on blazers make Baby Jesus cry.

Perhaps, but they bring Aphrodite out of the sea foam. See the dopester's quoted comment below, which brims with the wisdom of a man who lives only with women.

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When you get gold/brass buttons on your blazer, do you use plain ones or ones with an emblem? If the latter, what emblem do you use? Would it be cheesy to use the crest from your university?

I have one with enameled college crest buttons. As you might expect, to wear it except ironically is quite dangerous. If I could get them enameled blue instead of crimson, it would be perfect.

I have an upcoming project with engraved initials on sterling buttons...but not my initials. Instead, I am having my son's initials done. I plan on giving him the set when he goes off to university (assuming he does) and also assuming that people in the far distant future still wear tailored clothing and not, say, jumpsuits.

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Originally Posted by dopey View Post
Dege put one on my DB blazer, at their own suggestion. But the British have a long history of Heathenism, with Christianity being a relatively recent import in the scheme of things.

If Dege isn't the archetype of the ultimate DB blazer, then the sun has been snuffed out.

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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
Isn't that what babies do? Anyway, I agree, except for flap on patch for overcoats.

Italophile.


- B
post #114 of 200
I like navy blazers and wear mine a lot.
post #115 of 200
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
I have one with enameled college crest buttons. As you might expect, to wear it except ironically is quite dangerous. If I could get them enameled blue instead of crimson, it would be perfect.

Well, that pretty much kills it for me.
post #116 of 200
I recently purchased one with brass buttons from JCrew. Is there a good way to wear this casually?
post #117 of 200
I'll vote against school crest buttons, if only because my institution loves such insignia too dearly. It makes me . They'd be especially egregious on a bright 'n' shiny new blazer; less actionable, perhaps, on an older coat with a touch of the tatty. Definitely do not recommend them for those fresh from the halls of academia, lest it look like the wearers are striving.
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
I'll vote against school crest buttons, if only because my institution loves such things too dearly. It makes me They'd be especially egregious on a bright 'n' shiny new blazer; less actionable, perhaps, on an older coat with a touch of the tatty. Definitely do not recommend them for those fresh from the halls of academia, lest it look like they're striving.

So, if you did brass buttons, what would you have on them?
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
Well, that pretty much kills it for me.

Wise choice.


- B
post #120 of 200
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Wise choice.

I'm just sad I have no interesting or notable institutional affiliations other than where I hung out and 'did stuff' for four years.
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