Originally Posted by JLibourel
"Blazer suit," eh? At first I thought this would be a sarcastic look at some gawdawful thing with brass buttons such as the better dressed of my two brothers-in-law occasionally wears.
There was a feller that called himself "Nicholas Antongiavanni." Wrote a book I liked very much called The Suit. For months, it sat, Bible-like, on my beside table. In it, Mr. Antongianni promulgates this dictum:
"True blazers must have metal buttons; a blue jacket with horn buttons can be most elegant, but it is not a blazer." (page 138)
Care to comment, Manton? Do you actually have the temerity to disagree with that eminent sartorial authority, Nicholas Antongiavanni?
Well, basically, it's not truly a blazer. But it substitutes for one quite well. It fits the same niche, serves the same purpose, etc.
This one "replaces" my old (ancient) lightweigt blazer with metal buttons. I still have a heavy flannel blazer with brass buttons.