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post #29071 of 33197
I'm getting the two that fit perfectly and leaving the one that is close.
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I'm getting the two that fit perfectly and leaving the one that is close.

 

 

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A lot. They're my go to "I want to dress nicely but not have people ask why I'm so dressed up" option


Well, one for spring/summer and one for fall/winter would do me fine. Anymore than that for me would be superfluous. But it sounds like your mind is made up. We're into winter now, so I'd personally look for some tweed jackets.

post #29073 of 33197
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How many navy blazers is it sane to own
Six. (This is also exactly how many licks it takes to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop. Twice.

One single-breasted with brass buttons.

One single-breasted with pewter buttons.

One double-breasted with brass buttons, but you never wear it because you dislike double-breasted jackets and think that they're currently out-of-fashion anyway.

One single-breasted with enamel buttons displaying your college crest, which you purchased from the Alumni Association, which you had intended to wear to your 25th Anniversary Homecoming Weekend, but that turned out to be the weekend your wife's cousin's daughter was getting married up in New Jersey, so you couldn't go to Homecoming and see if everyone had gotten old (while you, by contrast, seem to have sipped from the fountain of youth, itself).

One very nice Brooks navy blazer, which is a size too small for you to wear, but you were able to get it via eBay for under $100, and once you drop those 15 lbs., it's going to look really good on you.

One you don't much like because it's 30% polyester, but you do take it with you when you're flying on business, because the thing simply cannot be wrinkled, even if you ball it up and use it as a pillow on the flight where the flight attendant claimed there were no more pillows available, but you knew she was lying but you didn't want to cause a scene and risk getting your name on some list Homeland Security keeps of passengers who behaved in a threatening manner.
post #29074 of 33197

Brilliant post. -------^

post #29075 of 33197
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Six. (This is also exactly how many licks it takes to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop. Twice.

One single-breasted with brass buttons.

One single-breasted with pewter buttons.

One double-breasted with brass buttons, but you never wear it because you dislike double-breasted jackets and think that they're currently out-of-fashion anyway.

One single-breasted with enamel buttons displaying your college crest, which you purchased from the Alumni Association, which you had intended to wear to your 25th Anniversary Homecoming Weekend, but that turned out to be the weekend your wife's cousin's daughter was getting married up in New Jersey, so you couldn't go to Homecoming and see if everyone had gotten old (while you, by contrast, seem to have sipped from the fountain of youth, itself).

One very nice Brooks navy blazer, which is a size too small for you to wear, but you were able to get it via eBay for under $100, and once you drop those 15 lbs., it's going to look really good on you.

One you don't much like because it's 30% polyester, but you do take it with you when you're flying on business, because the thing simply cannot be wrinkled, even if you ball it up and use it as a pillow on the flight where the flight attendant claimed there were no more pillows available, but you knew she was lying but you didn't want to cause a scene and risk getting your name on some list Homeland Security keeps of passengers who behaved in a threatening manner.

Don't forget the navy linen with shell buttons.
post #29076 of 33197

Anyone have any thoughts about this BB sport coat? Pretty good price, plus extra 15% and I have a credit burning a whole in my pocket: 

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Three-Button-Navy-Sport-Coat/MM00337_____NAVY_38___RG__,default,pd.html

post #29077 of 33197
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Anyone have any thoughts about this BB sport coat? Pretty good price, plus extra 15% and I have a credit burning a whole in my pocket: 

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Three-Button-Navy-Sport-Coat/MM00337_____NAVY_38___RG__,default,pd.html


Too short for my tastes.

post #29078 of 33197
What do you guys think about the button placement (judging by the chest opening). Too high?

post #29079 of 33197
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What do you guys think about the button placement (judging by the chest opening). Too high?


Depends on your height; if you're on the shorter side, it'll increase your perceived leg length, hence making you look taller. Most posters will say your jacket is too short though. Is it bespoke?

post #29080 of 33197
If it's a two button, I think it's high. If it's a three button, I think you should go with fewer buttons. :P
post #29081 of 33197

I bought a navy blazer from Spier and Mackay. One of my female colleagues today said I looked nice in it but that it didn't look enough like a blazer to her. I suspect it's because the buttons aren't metal. I'm looking for some opinions on which of the following two buttons would look better with the blazer:

 

http://www.britexfabrics.com/buttons/blazer/domed-union-eagle-antique-silver-blazer-button-made-in-usa.html

http://www.britexfabrics.com/buttons/blazer/fouled-anchor-silver-blazer-button.html

 

Or if there's another one that you have in mind that's close to the price, please feel free to mention it.

 

Here's the blazer (sorry for the bad lighting):

 

post #29082 of 33197
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Depends on your height; if you're on the shorter side, it'll increase your perceived leg length, hence making you look taller. Most posters will say your jacket is too short though. Is it bespoke?

It is bespoke and I'm (extremely) short. About 163cm. Hence I opted for a shorter length hoping that it'll increase the perceived height. If you can't tell that I'm short from the picture, I'm guessing that it is working?
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If it's a two button, I think it's high. If it's a three button, I think you should go with fewer buttons. :P

It's a two button. Given the new information, how low will you move the button stance?
post #29083 of 33197
Perhaps one window pane lower.
post #29084 of 33197
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I opted for a shorter length hoping that it'll increase the perceived height. If you can't tell that I'm short from the picture, I'm guessing that it is working?
No, one couldn't tell you were short, simply because there was nothing in the picture against which your height could be judged. The length of your jacket really had absolutely nothing to do with it.
post #29085 of 33197
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What do you guys think about the button placement (judging by the chest opening). Too high?


I think that's just right. The buttoning point (top one of a two button, middle of a three) should be judged in relation to the waist - follow the line of the checks in your jacket from the most nipped in bit at the side and the button placement is at about the same point. You can go slightly higher or lower than the actual waist if you want, thought this changes the feel of the jacket. I like to go slightly lower than the actual waist, lends a more natural, relaxed look.
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