Inspired by this PutThisOn piece I would like to invest in a quality navy blazer.
What do you all think? Should I go with a sack style? Is it absurd to wear a darted navy blazer?
Brooks Brothers, or something else?
I have only ever owned/worn darted suits and jackets. I'm not overweight, and I'm not skinny. I'm 5'10" and 175.
I don't even know if there are stores available nearby that would have a sack style jacket available to try on.
Think I should just stick with a more modern cut jacket?
Does Ralph Lauren offer a wool blazer?
You are correct. I am not exactly a seasoned aficionado when it comes to suits or jackets. Unfortunately all of the thrift stores near me are absolute crap. Despite the fact that I live near one of the richest areas in California, all of the suits and jackets at local thrift stores are absolute dross. eBay is pretty much my only option for used clothing.
How does something like this strike you?
Great link Shiggles, I really like the blue blazer. I have a "summer wool" unlined Navy jacket that I wear constantly. So, I was thinking of having a DB Blue Blazer made to offset some of the traffic that jacket gets. I'm 5'6" so I was thinking of maybe having a 4x1 or 6x1 made. Is there a hierarchy on buttons? I've seen some of the gold buttons as just painted plastic looking things. Is there a place to pick up a better set or any general guidance on finding a solid set?
I guess I just can't see a situation in which I could justify wearing a blazer with gold buttons. I don't belong to a Yacht club and I'm not old enough to just pull it off with "steaz."
I actually ended up buying that Ralph Lauren navy sport coat after comparing the measurements to a suit jacket I own.
I'll let you all know how it fits :)