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Navy or Black Blazer

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by brooklyn, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. joseanes

    joseanes Well-Known Member

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    Some of the issues discussed/fought during the civil war haven't been completely resolved yet, I would avoid Civil War memorabilia on clothing. I would not carry current political emblems, or religious emblems on work clothing for the same reason - too divisive to conduct business.

    Said that... I love the idea of personalizing a blazer with buttons that you fancy or that mean something special to you. A lot better than the manufacturer's crest.
     
  2. guitone

    guitone Well-Known Member

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    My new blue blazer has an unusual button, don't know if they are horn, not black or blue, very nice, very tasteful. I am not a fan of metal buttons on a blazer, makes me feel like the jacket is part of a uniform. I don't worry about anyone thinking it is a suit jacket, their problem entirely...not to be too prissy, but most people just can't dress, I can and I do.
     
  3. STYLESTUDENT

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  4. guitone

    guitone Well-Known Member

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    I grew up in the button industry, they make a hefty profit on these, but if brass or silver is your thing they do look nice....
     
  5. JLibourel

    JLibourel Well-Known Member

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    Interesting this has come up since I am awaiting a blue blazer I ordered from Chan on the tour last month: Pretty mainstream with most people's ideas here: Two button, side vents, patch pockets and some interesting Holland and Sherry buttons with an enameled crest: gules, three lions passant, or. I just hope that I am at least as satisfied with it as I was with my first Chan order. After poor Jester's misfortune with Chan, I'm kinda worried now. [​IMG]
     
  6. auto90403

    auto90403 Well-Known Member

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    i have a cashmere blazer that's a midnite blue almost indistinguishable from black. much more casually elegant than navy blue.

    navy blue makes men look like preppies, the gold buttons more so.
     
  7. JLibourel

    JLibourel Well-Known Member

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    What's wrong with looking like a preppie? I AM a preppie, dammit.
     
  8. AlanC

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    I think the conclusion was that B. Silver buttons were simply rebadged Waterburys. Personally, I see nothing wrong with a button from the Late Unpleasantness. On a blazer no one is going to discern what the emblem is even if they might be overly sensitive to button designs. If someone asks simply say "it's a historical design from 'state X'".
     
  9. Charley

    Charley Well-Known Member

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    Some of the Waterbury buttons represent military units from the American Revolutionary War. Anyone planning on an excursion to England should probably avoid those also.

    The range and extent of the Waterbury offerings is pretty amazing. Some of the state emblems / seals are pretty decorative.
     

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