or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Wearing a navy suit jacket as a blazer?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Wearing a navy suit jacket as a blazer? - Page 3

post #31 of 46
Like in any field, there will always be purists and those who don't mind trying something different. Even among Blazer purists, there is discrepancy about what constitutes a "real" Blazer. The 1837 story of the HMS Blazer in England is now legendary,and yet there's some evidence to suggest that the first Blazers were in fact red and white striped. There are references to cricket origins as well. And to some, Blazers can not be Blazers if they are not solid navy or black in color (i.e., tan blazers) ...or with the requisite buttons. So, my advice is to listen to the learned opinions herein, but not worry about commiting any cardinal sins. Someone is ALWAYS going to tell you you're wrong one way or the other, based on their vantage point. And you can't please everybody.
post #32 of 46
I don't personally see an issue with those jeans and that pinstripe blazer (suit jacket) as long as the rest of the outfit is set up correctly, everyone's taste is different though.
post #33 of 46
LA Guy, I want to start a regular column where someone posts a picture and you tear apart every single detail in the entire outfit. That was very entertaining, and actually informative. And I'm sure you enjoy it.
post #34 of 46
Quote:
LA Guy, I want to start a regular column where someone posts a picture and you tear apart every single detail in the entire outfit. That was very entertaining, and actually informative. And I'm sure you enjoy it.
Enjoy it? No, I do it because I believe it's my civic duty to make an America a large part of the economy is not spent on making American men look, well, bad. I believe that that same money can be used to make American men everywhere, look good. Oh, who am I kidding? It would be fun. I would be honored. I love attention. It would be interesting. We could do one photo a day (excluding weekends), and maybe AHarris and I (the 1K+ posters) could do a sort of crossfire thing (btw, did anyone see Jon Stewart make that bowtie wearing moron on Crossfire look like an idiot on his own show?) but more amicable. We could HOF it. It could be called something pseudo-militaristic or pseudo-religious, depending on how you read it, like "In His Sight", or, something more catty like: "Uh uh. Do not leave the house wearing that".
post #35 of 46
BTW, checked out that picture again. Definitely wearing the jeans too high. I swear that we nearly see something that need not be shown in public.
post #36 of 46
Re: Mark Shale -- You know you shouldn't be ordering PDCs from there when you have to choose either "cuff" or "plain bottom" at checkout.
post #37 of 46
The problem with wearing a suit jacket as a sportcoat is that when most guys try to do this they wear a searle jacket. Anything flannel, doeskin, tweed, even some heavier cottons are acceptable. It still remains that 90% of suit coats when worn as a blazer look like the bottom half of the suit is missing.
post #38 of 46
I think the biggest problem by far is the turtleneck.  I think turtlenecks look pretty ridiculous with just about anything, but especially with the combo this guy is trying to pull off.  If he was wearing some kind of t-shirt instead (and a slimmer-cut jacket), he might actually look decent. I also got a chuckle out of the "How We See This Season" section of the Mark Shale web site.  Is this 2004 or 2001?  Mark Shale and similar retailers are great for the basics but they really shouldn't try to follow "trends." Also, not to get too far off topic, but LA Guy - I thought Stewart came off as an unbearably sanctimonious prick on Crossfire.
post #39 of 46
Man, the guy in that ad looks like such a metrosexual.
post #40 of 46
Quote:
or, something more catty like: "Uh uh. Do not leave the house wearing that".
post #41 of 46
post #42 of 46
Quote:
The problem with wearing a suit jacket as a sportcoat is that when most guys try to do this they wear a searle jacket.
What do you mean by a 'searle jacket'?
post #43 of 46
Quote:
What do you mean by a 'searle jacket'?
Searle is the fabrication of most suits. It is a flat, smooth finish to wool, with no texture. It looks great made into a suit, but too "light" to stand alone as a jacket. On the other hand, doeskin is a more course finish to wool that you'll see most traditional navy blazers made out of. I'm sure you've all seen both fabrications before.
post #44 of 46
Oh, and also; doeskin will have a dull finish as opposed to a bit of shine on searle. Look at the blazer in this auction, notice how the fabic is a bit heavier than a normal suit, it's doeskin (most likely).
post #45 of 46
Nice blazer, but doesn't it seem like a 43-44 from the measurements? I would pick that up if I hadn't just bought a Corneliani blazer.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Wearing a navy suit jacket as a blazer?