How many blazers should I own?

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  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

    amplifiedheat 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.
     


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    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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    Toronto34 Senior member

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    One in every different color known to man
     


  8. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    holymadness Senior member

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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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    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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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

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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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