Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have no idea what that's trying to say, but no, it's not true. A sportcoat doesn't have sleeve buttons or patch pockets? That's just dumb. There's no rule that blazers need to have two buttons or patches, though that's a common and acceptable configuration, if you like.
     
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  2. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Personally, I just dont like te word blazer and I almost always just say SC. :embar:
     


  3. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    I always thought they were synonymous. Then browsing for some I'm seeing the two differentiated.
     


  4. in stitches

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    I think some here say those bad boys with metal buttons are blazers, but idrk.
     


  5. eilay

    eilay Well-Known Member

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    Looks like the back could be cleaned up slightly to me (or it might just be your shirt or pose)
     


  6. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    My understanding is that sport coat is commonly used as a synonym for odd jacket. A navy blazer is a type of odd jacket and it can (but does not have to) have metal buttons. In the United States, it is also probably the most commonly owned and worn odd jacket and, paired with medium grey flannel trousers, is generally seen as a bit more formal than other odd jackets but less formal than a city suit. Navy blazers can have patch pockets but do not have to, same as other odd jackets. Only difference is that the navy blazer due to being a solid jacket in a color commonly reserved for suits can use some help differentiating itself from an orphaned suit jacket (metal buttons, patch pockets) help here. A typical tweed odd jacket is not going to be mistaken for an orphaned suit coat just because it lacks patch pockets.


    Definitely agree with this, but in many climates one can find something that works well for most of the year (in my case every season except summer). If you are less likely to wear odd jackets in the summer, you can probably get away with a F/W-esque blazer for most of the year.
     


  7. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Rudals: I am perplexed as to why you thought the top button buttoned looked better.
     


  8. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    It's always been my understanding that since the 1930s "blazer" refers to a subset of "sport coat," and that by definition these days a blazer is in a single solid color. So a sport coat might be plaid, but a blazer cannot be. Earlier (pre-1930s) blazers were frequently striped.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     


  9. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    It just looked sharper to me.
     


  10. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Nah, top button undone looks a million times better!!! [​IMG]
     


  11. Nine Miler

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    This might be OT, but I saw the WAYRN thread, and can't help but think my next nitpick to take you up a notch is to try your jacket sleeves a little longer. For your conservative look, I think it will be the ticket. I would say they should be nearly even with your shirt cuffs so only a tiny sliver might show, they will show more when you are moving naturally. With your penchant for white/very pale shirts, it is too attention grabbing for my taste in the current configuration.
     


  12. sugarbutch

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    But... what if you don't have even one navy odd jacket? :embar:


    I don't think you'll find much support for this position. Except Holdfast. He agrees with you.
     


  13. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    I like showing about 1/4"

    I'm a noob though.

    Also,

    KOPPED:

    [​IMG]
     


  14. Nine Miler

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    I don't mind showing cuff, but there is an inch of it hanging out. Surely that could be tamed down and it would better. I stand by my position.
     


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    An inch is too much. A sliver too little. :fence:
     


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