Originally Posted by hendrix
MCers - Is it ok that I think I prefer single vent over side vents?
I would say that if you prefer the look, then why not choose the single vent? No-one beyond us clothing nerds notices these things much anyway.
I might also suggest that your intended single vent odd jacket would then pair quite naturally with slanted pockets and an outer ticket pocket too, should you already be thinking in that direction.
Having said all that, as you cited fit as one of your considerations when choosing between the two, it's worth saying that you shouldn't really notice much difference in the fit itself between the two if you're going bespoke. Both versions will be cut so the cloth lays almost flat - apart from the depth of the folded cloth/lining/etc - regardless of the style. But if you prefer the look & feel of a single vent on an odd jacket, then pick it.
Originally Posted by Naka
Anyone own a bottle/hunter green blazer? It might look a bit PGA to some people, but I think it would be quite versatile with some patch pockets and texture to the fabric.
I used to have a forest green DB blazer, with enamelled buttons. Frequently got Masters comments here on the board when I wore it (but not IRL, mind you) but I still liked it. I'm not sure I'd ever commission such an item from scratch, but it was surprisingly versatile. I could wear it with almost any outfit that would have otherwise paired well with a navy blazer. The darker the green, the easier it will be to integrate into an existing wardrobe. My forest green shade was about the limit (it was darker than the golfing shade, by way of reference); I suggest if you go this route, get an even darker/richer green (i.e. similar to the shade of dark green you sometimes see in smoking jackets).