Originally Posted by unbelragazzo
I suppose I am wrong about that one then
The english have a history of wearing jackets in really loud stripes for things like school uniforms, and specifically regattas- actually, that's what the word "blazer" originally referred to before it came to encompass the jackets with metal buttons we know today.
They are not garments to be taken too seriously:
I've actually seen one of those being worn in the wild. A few years ago, the President of my now alma mater showed up in one pretty much randomly. I asked him about it, apparently the rowing team alumni group had ordered a bunch for their reunion and given one to him for kicks. Green and cream with the University seal on it, it was awesome.