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post #31 of 229
What I like about my navy sport coat is that I feel like I can wear it more often without it being "that jacket he always wears" since it is rather vanilla.
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What I like about my navy sport coat is that I feel like I can wear it more often without it being "that jacket he always wears" since it is rather vanilla.

 

Can I assume you don't wear the brass buttons either?
post #33 of 229
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What I like about my navy sport coat is that I feel like I can wear it more often without it being "that jacket he always wears" since it is rather vanilla.

Exactly.
post #34 of 229
Lately I'm loving the idea of shiny gold buttons. I have blazers with matte buttons, MOP buttons, silver buttons ... But I'm really feeling the idea of a well-cut blazer austere in its simplicity except for its buttons in plain, unpatterned shiny gold.
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Lately I'm loving the idea of shiny gold buttons. I have blazers with matte buttons, MOP buttons, silver buttons ... But I'm really feeling the idea of a well-cut blazer austere in its simplicity except for its buttons in plain, unpatterned shiny gold.

I like this too, especially on a blazer that's more blue than navy. I have my summer blazer configured this way.
post #36 of 229
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Lately I'm loving the idea of shiny gold buttons. I have blazers with matte buttons, MOP buttons, silver buttons ... But I'm really feeling the idea of a well-cut blazer austere in its simplicity except for its buttons in plain, unpatterned shiny gold.

 

I was never much for the shiny gold look. The more antique looking the brass, the better I like it. The smooth shininess of unpatterned buttons seems a little too jarring against a rough hopsack weave. I'd rather leave the texture contrasting to the PS.
post #37 of 229

I have two navy blazers - a fairly formal DB that I wear through fall and winter, and a SB in a somewhat more casual frabric that dresses up an down quite well through spring and summer.  I've almost always had at least one as part of the wardrobe.

post #38 of 229
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I was never much for the shiny gold look. The more antique looking the brass, the better I like it. The smooth shininess of unpatterned buttons seems a little too jarring against a rough hopsack weave. I'd rather leave the texture contrasting to the PS.

I shared this opinion for a long time, so I find your position entirely understandable.

You can't see the blazer that exists in my head, but trust me, it's incredible.
post #39 of 229
Fiery chestnut is incredible.
post #40 of 229
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I shared this opinion for a long time, so I find your position entirely understandable.

You can't see the blazer that exists in my head, but trust me, it's incredible.

Is it like this?

post #41 of 229
Here's some pics of me in a blue blazer w/ brass buttons in one of Kent Wang's old color contests. Only one pic is showing up for me. Might be due to my slow dial-up. I think there are other blazers depicted in that thread.
post #42 of 229
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Is it like this?

That button looks dull rather than shiny, but everything is a bit hazy in the picture.

At the risk of someone stealing my idea, in my mind's eye the blazer is shaped like an hourglass and has a single shiny gold button on the front. The button is perfectly smooth and very glossy. Perhaps the cloth is twill. Perhaps there is a single shiny gold button on each sleeve.

Do not steal my idea!
post #43 of 229
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That button looks dull rather than shiny, but everything is a bit hazy in the picture.

At the risk of someone stealing my idea, in my mind's eye the blazer is shaped like an hourglass and has a single shiny gold button on the front. The button is perfectly smooth and very glossy. Perhaps the cloth is twill. Perhaps there is a single shiny gold button on each sleeve.

Do not steal my idea!

Ha don't worry I don't think I'm changing mine and I'm certainly not getting another that's similar. I think my buttons are duller than the ones you are envisioning.
post #44 of 229
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I shared this opinion for a long time, so I find your position entirely understandable.

You can't see the blazer that exists in my head, but trust me, it's incredible.

 

In the interest of science, I think you should definitely have this made and then post on SF.

post #45 of 229
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Here's some pics of me in a blue blazer w/ brass buttons in one of Kent Wang's old color contests. Only one pic is showing up for me. Might be due to my slow dial-up. I think there are other blazers depicted in that thread.

 

Only one image showing up for me too. That is definitely an unorthodox tie to pair with it IMO. I don't know if I would have made the same choice, but you pull it off.

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