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post #2491 of 37392
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Originally Posted by jungleroller View Post

Is this true?  



I have no idea what that's trying to say, but no, it's not true. A sportcoat doesn't have sleeve buttons or patch pockets? That's just dumb.

There's no rule that blazers need to have two buttons or patches, though that's a common and acceptable configuration, if you like.
post #2492 of 37392
Personally, I just dont like te word blazer and I almost always just say SC. shog[1].gif
post #2493 of 37392
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Personally, I just dont like te word blazer and I almost always just say SC. shog[1].gif

I always thought they were synonymous.  Then browsing for some I'm seeing the two differentiated.

post #2494 of 37392
I think some here say those bad boys with metal buttons are blazers, but idrk.
post #2495 of 37392
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

 

And here's a shot from the back per your request. Don't know if the fit looks good. (I really need to work on my leg muscles). 

 

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Looks like the back could be cleaned up slightly to me (or it might just be your shirt or pose)

post #2496 of 37392
My understanding is that sport coat is commonly used as a synonym for odd jacket. A navy blazer is a type of odd jacket and it can (but does not have to) have metal buttons. In the United States, it is also probably the most commonly owned and worn odd jacket and, paired with medium grey flannel trousers, is generally seen as a bit more formal than other odd jackets but less formal than a city suit. Navy blazers can have patch pockets but do not have to, same as other odd jackets. Only difference is that the navy blazer due to being a solid jacket in a color commonly reserved for suits can use some help differentiating itself from an orphaned suit jacket (metal buttons, patch pockets) help here. A typical tweed odd jacket is not going to be mistaken for an orphaned suit coat just because it lacks patch pockets.
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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post

You shouldn't have a sole navy jacket if you live somewhere that has more than 1 season, in my opinion.

Definitely agree with this, but in many climates one can find something that works well for most of the year (in my case every season except summer). If you are less likely to wear odd jackets in the summer, you can probably get away with a F/W-esque blazer for most of the year.
post #2497 of 37392
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

This is the same jacket from couple days ago where I buttoned the top and it didn't look so good back then. 

 

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And here's a shot from the back per your request. Don't know if the fit looks good. (I really need to work on my leg muscles). 

 

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Rudals: I am perplexed as to why you thought the top button buttoned looked better.

post #2498 of 37392

It's always been my understanding that since the 1930s "blazer" refers to a subset of "sport coat," and that by definition these days a blazer is in a single solid color.  So a sport coat might be plaid, but a blazer cannot be.  Earlier (pre-1930s) blazers were frequently striped.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #2499 of 37392
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post
 


Rudals: I am perplexed as to why you thought the top button buttoned looked better.

It just looked sharper to me. 

post #2500 of 37392
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

It just looked sharper to me. 

 

Nah, top button undone looks a million times better!!! :slayer:

post #2501 of 37392
This might be OT, but I saw the WAYRN thread, and can't help but think my next nitpick to take you up a notch is to try your jacket sleeves a little longer. For your conservative look, I think it will be the ticket. I would say they should be nearly even with your shirt cuffs so only a tiny sliver might show, they will show more when you are moving naturally. With your penchant for white/very pale shirts, it is too attention grabbing for my taste in the current configuration.
post #2502 of 37392
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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post

You shouldn't have a sole navy jacket if you live somewhere that has more than 1 season, in my opinion.

But... what if you don't have even one navy odd jacket? shog[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Nine Miler View Post

This might be OT, but I saw the WAYRN thread, and can't help but think my next nitpick to take you up a notch is to try your jacket sleeves a little longer. For your conservative look, I think it will be the ticket. I would say they should be nearly even with your shirt cuffs so only a tiny sliver might show, they will show more when you are moving naturally. With your penchant for white/very pale shirts, it is too attention grabbing for my taste in the current configuration.

I don't think you'll find much support for this position. Except Holdfast. He agrees with you.
post #2503 of 37392
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post


But... what if you don't have even one navy odd jacket? shog[1].gif
I don't think you'll find much support for this position. Except Holdfast. He agrees with you.

 

I like showing about 1/4"

 

I'm a noob though.

 

Also,

 

KOPPED:

 

 

post #2504 of 37392
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

But... what if you don't have even one navy odd jacket? shog[1].gif
I don't think you'll find much support for this position. Except Holdfast. He agrees with you.

I don't mind showing cuff, but there is an inch of it hanging out. Surely that could be tamed down and it would better. I stand by my position.
post #2505 of 37392
An inch is too much. A sliver too little. fight[1].gif
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