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blazer/ odd jacket question

T900

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Hi all

I am thinking of getting a blazer/ odd jacket. Instead of one from Brooks brothers (with golden buttons), i am thinking of getting one in cotton, navy blue, styled like a 2 button suit jacket.

Is such an option versatile to be worn with khaki pants, jeans, odd trousers under a smart casual setting? or do you guys stil prefer the traditional wool blazer?

Thanks.
 

kdaust

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Cotton is good, albeit less formal. So for casual its great! The golden buttons could always be swapped out for brown horn on the BB one though?
 

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For professional settings, the traditional blazer is the better option. Since you mentioned jeans, that definitely is not your goal, so I would say avoid the traditional blazer.
 

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My recommendation is to stick with a traditional (all season) wool blazer. It will serve your present purpose quite well and will allow you greater flexibility in meeting future needs.
 

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If this is your first odd jacket - it sounds as if it might be - then I agree with the previous poster, a traditional navy blazer in wool, brass buttons and all, is a better choice. It works fine with jeans, but it also leaves you the option to dress it more formally with wool trousers.

I have one in wool, and a second in a beautiful cotton. But I find myself getting much more wear out of the wool one, for all sorts of occasions, from casual to formal.
 

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