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I want a four button blazer

post #1 of 33
Thread Starter 

Give me all the reasons not to get one. If, after hearing and comprehending all the passionate naysaying, I still want it, I'll purchase one (after the November no purchase club ends). My desire's ability to withstand such assault will be a testament to its authenticity.

 

So seriously guys...please tear into the idea. Sugarbutch, as the resident bearded prick, I'm looking at you to to really pull out all the stops here (though anybody else wishing to bare their teeth are strongly encouraged to do so nod[1].gif)

post #2 of 33
It's fugly!
post #3 of 33
Unless you are 6'8" and really good at basketball, they are illegal.
post #4 of 33
Thread Starter 

Yes, yes, but WHY is this the case (fugly and illegal)? There seems to be a sort of military feel to some that I've seen, and as long as the top button is high enough (a few inches below the tie knot), I don't think it would make me seem too short (5'10).
 

post #5 of 33
Just because Psy wears one, doesn't mean you have to. All the K-pop in S.Korea has finally gotten to you.
post #6 of 33
Thread Starter 

That's quite an accusation. As a man who prides himself in his ability to remain detached from all things K-Pop, I do feel the need to defend myself.

 

I didn't even know Psy wears one (though I'll admit that I've seen the video 2-3 times). Is it in the video? (I'm now refusing to go an check on principle)

 

EDIT: Just Googled it and nothing came up. But if four buttons are a staple of the K-Pop wardrobe, that would probably serve as a greater nail in the coffin of this idea than any sartorial wisdom would.

 

EDIT 2: They do look rightfully hideous unbuttoned. Though why I would be standing with a jacket unbuttoned is beyond me.

post #7 of 33
Two words: Mr. Spiffy
post #8 of 33
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Yes, yes, but WHY is this the case (fugly and illegal)? There seems to be a sort of military feel to some that I've seen, and as long as the top button is high enough (a few inches below the tie knot), I don't think it would make me seem too short (5'10).
 


If you're looking for a true military accent, then you would be much better placed with a double-breasted blazer.  Any four button single-breasted jacket just makes me think "fashion-forward garbage".

 

EDIT:  See post 96:  http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?72196-Blazers!-Blazers!-Blazers!-%28pics%29.../page4&highlight=blazers+blazers+blazers

post #9 of 33
Evil looking thing.
post #10 of 33
Thread Starter 

Not sure I like the buttons on those, but in general I like the way it looks (good link! Thanks for dredging it up). Just never imagined myself in a DB jacket. Are four buttons a recent trend? I was always under the impression that they had never caught on.
 

post #11 of 33
You'll look like you were just drafted into the NBA.

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Edited by Superfluous - 11/4/12 at 8:48am
post #12 of 33

I like them. Not many people wear them and therefore you can be different from other people. Who wants to be like other people anyway, why try and fit in when you can stand out?

post #13 of 33
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Originally Posted by pgmetcalf View Post

I like them. Not many people wear them and therefore you can be different from other people. Who wants to be like other people anyway, why try and fit in when you can stand out?


Because standing out by wearing something ugly and fashion forward and in poor taste means you're standing out for the wrong reasons.  By that rationale you might as well wear the shoes that have set several threads running recently:  http://www.astairemagazine.com/10426/prada-levitate-wingtip/

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