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post #31 of 43
I have two navy blazers--one is my old knock-about blazer that I bought around 1992 for $200 at Nordstrom's. It is a fairly mundane blazer as blazers go and a little tired but still an attractive, serviceable garment. Don't know the fabric weight, but fairly light. Brass buttons.

Then there is my good blazer that I had W.W. Chan make up for me on the March 2005 tour. It is VBC 130, about 9 ounces (I think) and has patch pockets and H&S enameled buttons.

A couple of times I have come close to having my buddies in Kowloon make me up a cool-weather blazer with about a 12-ounce flannel or wool-cashmere blend fabric. However, I have taken the plunge as yet. With my latest order, I shall have six Chan cool-weather jackets (plus three RTW), and given our mild climate, I figure I could make do if I wanted to wear a blazer in cool weather, by pairing my 9-ounce Chan jacket with a heavy undershirt.

Anybody here think I should take the plunge and get a heavier blazer? It's certainly the kind of thing I could order directly from Chan without waiting for the tour.
post #32 of 43
I have found myself buying multiple jackets in my favourite colours whenever a nice ones come up, and as a result my wardrobe isn't as varied as I'd like it to be. It's actually quite hard for me to stop doing this.
If there are no gaps in your wardrobe diversity, and you can afford to buy another blazer in the colour or style that you like, then there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn't have a hundred blue blazers.
post #33 of 43
I think I have four that I wear:
- wool 3 button with brass buttons
- wool DB with brass buttons
- linen 2 button
- cotton 3 button (goes better with jeans and khakis than the linen)

I have one or two that I don't wear and need to get rid of. One of which is a wool 2 button.
post #34 of 43
Currently I have 3 sportcoats (mine all have horn buttons): RL Sig Label 50/50 cash/wool 2 btn with ticket pocket (this thing is gorgeous) TaT Wool flannel 3 roll 2 btn with hacking pockets RL Black Label linen suit, can be worn as a jacket separately. I also would like to add a RL Black Label worsted 2 btn as a year round to close the gap between my cahsmere and my linen. Lastly, I could see a 5th with all patch pockets. I think having 4 or 5 is certifiable in my situation, and I don't think I will ever do it, but I have entertained the idea. So no, I think a 4th isn't overkill, esp. considering the versatility of the navy blazer/sportcoat. Additionally if you wear it more often than suits and other sportcoats, then it makes sense to have some variety.
post #35 of 43
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Originally Posted by yachtie View Post
Just tell me they don't all have brass buttons.

None have brass....Fran you know I would not do that!

All horn, except the DB has black lacquered buttons.
One of them has patch pockets.
post #36 of 43
Nothing wrong with brass, but brass on a closetfull of blazers is a bit much. One, or two at most, is plenty.
post #37 of 43
How about something like this from Cucinelli? It has Ivory colored buttons and suede elbow patches. It is a lightweight blue twill wool and perfect for a sporty-casual look that is quite different than my traditional blazers. I've had a lot of fun wearing it this spring and summer. Phat Guido has one as well.

post #38 of 43
Nice jacket but I don't consider that a 'blazer'.
post #39 of 43
Current rotation - Barbera/Partenopea three button with regular flap pockets, 85% wool / 10% cotton / 5% cashmere hopsack, quarter lined. Isaia 2 button with regular flap pockets, 85% cotton / 15% silk aquachino twill in sort of a steel blue with silver buttons.

A little small but still in range with a little running: Castangia 3btn, fully lined, pure cotton in a blue/black herringbone, Boglioli 3btn, quarter lined, pure linen that looks sort of like denim, Sartoria Attolini 3btn pure cashmere in a blue/black weave, Barbera/Attolini 3btn blue/black wool hopsack with patch pockets. Only the Isaia has metal buttons.

So 5, plus a couple of navy sportcoats with subtle colored windowpanes. I'm glad to see I'm not the only guy with a blazer problem! They are like grey trousers, brown shoes and Belstaff Trialmaster jackets, I have multiples and yet I wear them all regularly.
post #40 of 43
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Originally Posted by A Harris View Post

So 5, plus a couple of navy sportcoats with subtle colored windowpanes. I'm glad to see I'm not the only guy with a blazer problem! They are like grey trousers, brown shoes and Belstaff Trialmaster jackets, I have multiples and yet I wear them all regularly.

I have so many grey pants, it looks like it is going to rain in my closet.
post #41 of 43
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
QFI.

Please. Blue jackets and blue shirts are completely different matters.
post #42 of 43
Wardrobe diversity is overrated; buy what you like. Obviously, for professional reasons you don't want to appear the eccentric who wears the same specific article of clothing with disturbing frequency, but a consistent look in terms of color palette, if it is your preference, is fine. I realize this was not your specific concern, just sayin'...
post #43 of 43
4 jackets or as part of a suit... 4 seems a liltte overboard... but if they are quality pieces you could hold onto them for years without wearing them often so 4 would be ok.
if you are just holding onto them for minor variation i bet you will constantly go back to your favorite(s) and some are not necessary, it seems you should get a new one and bump an old one otherwise its somewhat glutonous.
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