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How many blazers should I own?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by tightandbright, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. tightandbright

    tightandbright Well-Known Member

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    I only have two blazers... black and navy (they're really similar in color, the dark navy one has silver buttons and the black one is... all black), I was wondering how many blazers a guy should have in his wardrobe. (I'm 18 if that helps at all)
     
  2. amplifiedheat

    amplifiedheat Senior member

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    As many as you need. Do you wear one every day? If so, you need several. Once a week? Two is plenty.
     
  3. tightandbright

    tightandbright Well-Known Member

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    As many as you need. Do you wear one every day? If so, you need several. Once a week? Two is plenty.

    Heh... I only wear it when I go out to meet friends. I don't want to wear two blazers everytime I go out though. What colors should I get next? Grey? I don't think I can pull off any other colors.
    I go out like... maybe once a week hahaha... yeah I don't really have a life atm, just working a lot.
    Anyways, I don't always wear a blazer when I go out either. I'm the type who likes to alternate outfits, like... I never wear the same thing more than once/twice a week (excluding jeans).
     
  4. amplifiedheat

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    Some options:
    1)Grey herringbone
    2)Camel-hair
    3)Tweed (brown, grey)
    4)Corduroy (brown, blue)
    5)Something for warm weather, like seersucker or linen.
     
  5. George

    George Senior member

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    As many as you want.
     
  6. Made in California

    Made in California Senior member

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    One in every different color known to man
     
  8. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    You really need at least 23 black ones.
     
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    If you can't "pull off" any other colours than black and navy, you'd best just quit while you're ahead.
     
  10. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    Some options:
    1)Grey herringbone
    2)Camel-hair
    3)Tweed (brown, grey)
    4)Corduroy (brown, blue)
    5)Something for warm weather, like seersucker or linen.

    +1. Although navy blue is versatile or grey or brown, I am in the same position as you and looking at more sportcoats with patterns, herringbone, etc. Might want to keep in mind you could use a light coloured one summer.
     
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    +1. Although navy blue is versatile or grey or brown, I am in the same position as you and looking at more sportcoats with patterns, herringbone, etc. Might want to keep in mind you could use a light coloured one summer.

    Let's try not to derail the thread; OP is asking about the quantity of jackets he should have, not for styles or colors. It seems he would be much better assisted with a number range (30-50) or an easy-to-follow equation ([[days of the week you wear a blazer]+6]*9=N, where N equals the number of jackets he should have). Once he knows the quantity he needs, I'm sure he can figure the rest out on his own.
     
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    hahaha....point taken. I like the formula best.
     
  13. amplifiedheat

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    What colors should I get next?

    Let's try not to derail the thread; OP is asking about the quantity of jackets he should have, not for styles or colors.

    Compare and contrast.
     
  14. Master Squirrel

    Master Squirrel Senior member

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    You must own as many as you can afford storage for.
     
  15. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    S many as you need. There is no special rule.

    If you are a security guard you will need one for every day of the week.
     
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    Great wisdom - the answer to the ultimate question.
     
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    As many as you're willing to wear, right? I think I'm up to 8 or 9 now, and trying to build my collection to around a dozen.
     
  18. PTWilliams

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    Think of adding a tweed SC, also I started a separate thread on SC rotation. If you follow this forum for awhile, your closet will be filled as your wallet empties.
     
  19. OttoSkadelig

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    I only have two blazers... black and navy (they're really similar in color, the dark navy one has silver buttons and the black one is... all black), I was wondering how many blazers a guy should have in his wardrobe. (I'm 18 if that helps at all)

    i see you have received a number of typically helpful responses.

    since you're 18, you're not going to need much more than 3-4 at most. get one with a traditional houndstooth or plaid -- it's more casual than the blue blazer, and a bit more interesting. a couple in cotton (even more casual) will perhaps be even more helpful given what you want to use them for.

    things will get more complicated when you enter the professional working world and the rest of your wardrobe advances, but with the above you should be set for now.
     
  20. tightandbright

    tightandbright Well-Known Member

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    i see you have received a number of typically helpful responses.

    since you're 18, you're not going to need much more than 3-4 at most. get one with a traditional houndstooth or plaid -- it's more casual than the blue blazer, and a bit more interesting. a couple in cotton (even more casual) will perhaps be even more helpful given what you want to use them for.

    things will get more complicated when you enter the professional working world and the rest of your wardrobe advances, but with the above you should be set for now.


    Yeah, both blazers I own are cotton. I don't want a super formal blazer, I just want casual preppy clothes. I'm thinking of getting a grey one next, thanks for the advice everyone.
     

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