I own a grand total of one traditional navy blazer. Brass buttons, single breasted, patch pockets, notch lapels, the whole traditional package. One thing you always hear from people on this forum is that this is a wardrobe staple. I have no reason to doubt this BUT there is something that has been in the back of my mind lately. I rarely ever wear the thing. Most of the people who post here rarely ever wear one. What gives? If this is such an essential part of a wardrobe why do you never see them featured in WAYWRN or Good Taste? I honestly feel like I could live my life entirely without a blazer like this. For some reason I really want a linen navy blazer with MOP buttons though... anyway, I digress.
What is the word, wardrobe essential, or live without it? The reason I ask is that I was also thinking that if I ever did decide to wear mine more regularly I'm not even sure I'd know how to do that properly. If yours is something you regularly wear, what do you pair it with? Genuinely curious here.