First Sportcoat/Blazer

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by brooklyn, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. brooklyn

    brooklyn Senior member

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    I am going this weekend to try to find my first sportcoat/blazer. I wanted to have one that that I could wear with jeans or wear on business casual. Not to casual and not to formal. I was thinking of using some suit jacket tops but reading some past post that would be a no no?

    Does anyone have any advice on what I should be looking for? Black? Blue? Metal buttons? etc.
     
  2. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    Suit jacket tops are fine if they are in a heavier fabric and are non-pinstriped. A glen plaid suit with brown hues in it can make a great sportcoat, I think.
     
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    Skip the suit jacket tops and go with a blazer. I'd suggest a blue Brooks Brothers two-button.
     
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    jmswentworth Senior member

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    A Navy DB Blue Blazer with gold buttons

    or.

    A black suede sports jacket.

    or.

    a Single button blue blazer with a silver button. (Not really timeless, more of a current trend though)

    or.


    A camel, or beige etc. cashmere sports jacket, (although summer is coming now)

    or.

    A cashmere/wool and silk sports jacket.
     
  5. brooklyn

    brooklyn Senior member

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    can anyone post some pics of their blazers?
     
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    hopkins_student Senior member

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    I definitely recommend the DB 6x2 navy blazer. Here's a pic of mine, not on me but from the Ebay auction. Ebay auction
     
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    Almost everybody I know's first jacket was a navy blue blazer with 2 brass buttons (well, and the cuff buttons), single-breasted.
     
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    hopkins_student Senior member

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    My first blazer was a 2 button BrooksEase ™ that I got for $85. I was sixteen years old when I got it and it was hard to beat for the price. I have recently been convinced that the only appropriate blazer (jacket with metallic buttons) is DB. I have nothing against solid navy SB sportcoats, as long as they don't have gold buttons.

    If you're looking for a navy sportcoat, there is a seller on Ebay, eclass(somethingorother), that has a lot of three buttons from Zegna for $300 or $400. I'd recommend starting there.
     

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