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Blazer suit -- anyone have one?

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Just curious if anyone has a navy blue blazer suit? I've seen one that includes brass button covers making the jacket look like a blazer.

What is the difference between blazers and suit jackets in style or construction?

I'm thinking about have a MTM one made primarily as a travel suit/blazer. Another idea would be to have a second smaller button hole on the back side of the front and sleeve buttons. The suit horn buttons and blazer-style brass buttons would have a second smaller button on the back side with about 1/2" of thread joining them. It would be easy to interchange the suit for blazer buttons. The button holes would be smaller and not visible behind the larger ones.

Your thoughts?
Edited by Twotone - 12/9/12 at 5:04pm
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That's an interesting idea, especially for traveling. I'm not aware of any real difference in the construction of a blazer or a suit jacket. If you get a chance please post a link of this hybrid, I'd like to see it. thanks
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ETA: Nevermind, read the post wrong. Would be interested in seeing the hybrid as well.
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Doesn't Manton have a thread a blazer suit?
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Originally Posted by gsugsu View Post

Doesn't Manton have a thread a blazer suit?

Yep. And Vox had the Swiss Army Suit
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Here is Manton's original thread on the subject from 2008 (most pics still up).

Here is Vox's swiss army suit thread (most pics gone). As I recall the buttons worked in the manner you describe.

I have one like Manton's: I have to say I don't find myself using it as much as I had thought I would. Don't get me wrong, it's a useful addition to your wardrobe, just I find myself picking other navy suits or jackets first most of the time. Mine has patch hip pockets and breast welt - that's the only difference from standard suit construction (wouldn't do patch pockets on a suit usually) - Manton's had three patches and swelled edges, which makes it even more blazery.
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