Thanks. I actually recently saw an hopsack blazer I think by boglioli on mr.porter recently and it seemed spectacular, never seen one in person tough. I assumed that it had to be considered somewhat informal as I thought a traditional blazer had to be worsted and that's actually the reason why I didn't like the idea in the first place (I wear worsted suits 4 days a week as I said).
Having never seen one I would aks you if an hopsack blazerwould differentiate itself enough from both the flannel and cotton navy sportcoats I already have. I assume it's versatile in terms of seasonality, am I right? Thanks again.
Hopsack is very different from both flannel and cotton, so yes. It will certainly be cooler than flannel in the summer although it is generally robust. Hopsack is a rustic fabric whose texture pairs nicely with a lot of other casual fabric that you might wear as trousers such as flannel, fresco, or even denim. Worsted generally looks discordant with more rustic trousers. Can you imagine wearing a worsted blazer with flannel trousers? I, for one, cannot. I would also be hesitant to rely too much on what the older companies are offering today. Brooks Brothers and J. Press in particular have fallen from grace far and hard. This isn't to say that at one time they weren't quite good, however they, like many others, are often pandering to the RTW, super slim fit, crowd. The fact that you recognize that wearing worsted blazers is a bit of an anathema to the casual vibe that blazers are supposed to give is good. You are seeing, by instinct, the reasons why most people here shy away from worsteds for blazers.