blazer vs. sport coat?

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  1. Recoil

    Recoil Senior member

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    What's the real difference between the two, and what are thier appropriate applications?
     
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    According to STP:

    Blazer vs. Sport Coat. The only difference between a blazer and a sport coat is that a blazer is always solid-colored and a sport coat always has some type of pattern (stripes, checks, herringbone, etc.).

    http://www.sierratradingpost.com/lp2/mens-guide.html

    I guess the applications are endless. I might see a blazer as a touch more formal.
     
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    Metal buttons.
     
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    blazers are navy and have metal buttons
     
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    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ...blazers are navy...

    Or striped (as in English rowing or cricket getup), or some solid color like coral or lime green (American golf club).
     
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    Sportcoat (or odd jacket) is the genus, blazer is one species in that genus.
     
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    Blazers in the Black Watch tartan have some popularity in the States. I just had W.W. Chan make me one from a Holland & Sherry "Snowy River" fabric with H&S enameled buttons with the Celtic Cross design, and I am extremely pleased with it.

    I think the Beverly Hills Brooks Brothers regularly stocks both green and Black Watch blazers although I have never seen either at their South Coast store that I more commonly visit.

    Although metal buttons are customarily regarded as essentially differentiating a blazer from a sport coat, I think solid color jackets with smoked mother of pearl buttons are also customarily deemed blazers...at least if they're dark blue.
     
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    Blazers in the Black Watch tartan have some popularity in the States. I just had W.W. Chan make me one from a Holland & Sherry "Snowy River" fabric with H&S enameled buttons with the Celtic Cross design, and I am extremely pleased with it.

    I think the Beverly Hills Brooks Brothers regularly stocks both green and Black Watch blazers although I have never seen either at their South Coast store that I more commonly visit.

    Although metal buttons are customarily regarded as essentially differentiating a blazer from a sport coat, I think solid color jackets with smoked mother of pearl buttons are also customarily deemed blazers...at least if they're dark blue.


    What color pants do you wear with that ? I have a jacket like that and I have only be successful pairing it with light gray pants.
     
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    What color pants do you wear with that ? I have a jacket like that and I have only be successful pairing it with light gray pants.

    Light gray, dark gray, various shades of tan and light brown and navy. I think it is particularly striking with the latter.
     
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    Sportcoat (or odd jacket) is the genus, blazer is one species in that genus.

    Or striped (as in English rowing or cricket getup), or some solid color like coral or lime green (American golf club).

    blazers are navy and have metal buttons

    Metal buttons.

    According to STP:

    Blazer vs. Sport Coat. The only difference between a blazer and a sport coat is that a blazer is always solid-colored and a sport coat always has some type of pattern (stripes, checks, herringbone, etc.).

    http://www.sierratradingpost.com/lp2/mens-guide.html

    I guess the applications are endless. I might see a blazer as a touch more formal.


    So who is right? Some are saying they are two different things some are saying one is a type of the other.
     
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    Are you righting a thesis on the subject for the Miami Institute of Fashion, sir? Otherwse may I simply say that both are men's jackets and can be worn interchangeably with a pair of dress trousers and dress shirt. Perhaps you should stop letting you mother dress you and visit a reputable haberdasher
     
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    Ah, it's about time we had a thread on something new and un-discussed here in MC.
     
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    Are you righting a thesis

    What was wrong with the thesis to begin with?
     
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    Thank you for pointing out my spelling error sir. Now shouldn't you get back to the housework before your good ladywife gets home
     

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