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Detailing choices in a classic dark navy summer weight blazer

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by josepidal, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

    Apr 4, 2006
    Boston, MA
    I haven't found a lot of closeup pictures and discussions on this topic and wanted to take a quick poll.

    I am helping a younger friend (early 30s) with his first tailored blazer. It is intended to be lighter weight, usable as a summer blazer (even in the hot tropics), classic dark navy, single breasted 3 roll 2, relatively formal complete with classic brass buttons but can be dressed down.

    1) lining: full, half or quarter?

    2) pockets: 3 patch, welt + patch side, welt + flap side, welt + jetted side?

    3) fabric: lighter smooth serge, lighter hopsack, or lighter fresco that is visibly textured? (friend claims his lady friends prefer a smooth, suit fabric type look!)

    4) shoulder: soft shirt shoulder or more structured? (guy already has fairly broad and firm shoulders)

    Descriptions of past successful projects along these lines and pictures of your favorites would be appreciated!
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2015

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