How many blue blazers?

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  1. pkincy

    pkincy Senior member

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    I won't get caught up in counting cause it sometimes dismays me, but 4 is certainly not to many as there is a near infinite variety of fabrics, weights, styles and uses. And infinite is certainly more than 4.

    Perry
     
  2. antirabbit

    antirabbit Senior member

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    Ok,
    I have all grey suits and I ordered a navy with a fine chalk stripe yesterday, as for my blazers:
    1 Standard 2 button dual vent worsted
    1 Cashmere flannel 3/2 button single brested
    1 cashmere flannel DB

    I am eyeing a new fresco 2 button.

    It is also a little lighter in color.
     
  3. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I urge all ye to reconsider the 2 button blazer. Go for three instead. 2 looks too much like a suit coat. 3 is a little more casual and fits the blazer style better.
     
  4. Hard2Fit

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    I have Three.

    BB, Burberry, one inherited - Try that on for trad.
     
  6. XdryMartini

    XdryMartini Senior member

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    I have 3 and a 4th is being made. I think that 2 for summer and 2 for winter works well. The 4th is a replacement for one that has worn out...
     
  7. Brad

    Brad Senior member

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    I'll take the other position. Do you really need* four blazers?

    * I realize we don't generally deal with needs here.
     
  8. antirabbit

    antirabbit Senior member

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    My current 2 button blazer looks very much like a blazer as it is a tad shorter than what would be acceptable as a suit coat and it is very shaped.
    The other I am eyeing is more out of my unabashed lust for Caruso....

    Do I need it...no.

    I do wear blazers and sport coats about 2-3 times a week and suits the rest.

    I currently wear the one worsted pretty much all the time in the spring and summer due to the weight of the cashmere units. So my logic was if I had a lighterweight version, I would have one to use during the heat of the Chicago summers.
    The cashmere units get wear in the fall and winter.
    So, if this makes sense, I may just spring for one, otherwise I will get another blue suit. Or, perhaps another grey suit!
     
  9. Brad

    Brad Senior member

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    My current 2 button blazer looks very much like a blazer as it is a tad shorter than what would be acceptable as a suit coat and it is very shaped.
    The other I am eyeing is more out of my unabashed lust for Caruso....

    Do I need it...no.

    I do wear blazers and sport coats about 2-3 times a week and suits the rest.

    I currently wear the one worsted pretty much all the time in the spring and summer due to the weight of the cashmere units. So my logic was if I had a lighterweight version, I would have one to use during the heat of the Chicago summers.
    The cashmere units get wear in the fall and winter.
    So, if this makes sense, I may just spring for one, otherwise I will get another blue suit. Or, perhaps another grey suit!


    I'd get a first blue suit before a fourth blue blazer. But, that's just me.
     
  10. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    A more important question than the number of jackets I think, is, what kind of pockets, buttons and how are the cuts? Three flap pocket, 2 dark button navy jackets are pretty redundant almost regardless of fabric and also look more like half suits than anything). I hope you have some patch pockets in there, maybe a throat latch or two and some non-ordinary buttons.
     
  11. yachtie

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    Just tell me they don't all have brass buttons.
     
  12. StylenotFashion

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    Wool serge Classic SB 3 Button S/V Flap Pkt (Corneliani / 120's)
    Wool Serge Classic SB 3 Button S/V Flap Pkt with Tkt Pkt (Polo / 110's)
    Wool serge Classic SB 3 Button S/V Flap with Tkt Pkt (Caruso/Loro Piana 150's 15ML)
    Wool serge Soft Unlined SB 3 Button 3 Open Patch S/V with Family Crest on Breast Pkt (Isaia/150's)
    Linen Classic SB 3 Button S/V Flap Pkt (St Andrews / Solbiati Linen)
    Cashmere Classic 3 Button S/V Flap Pkt (St. Andrews / Zegna Spun Worsted Cashmere)
    Cashmere Classic 6x2 DB S/V Flap Pkt (St. Andrews / Loro Piana 150's 15ML)

    I could always find another Blazer to buy !


    Sorry guys I for got one currently at the tailors
    Navy Cashmere w/White Windowpane & Brown Horn SB 3 Button S/V Flap Pkt (Polo)
     
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    Winter: Navy Caruso cashmere
    Navy Corneliani cashmere
    Navy Corneliani with faint rust windowpane check cashmere

    Summer: Corneliani summer cashmere
    Pal Zileri lightweight wool
    Casual navy wool with white buttons and brown elbow patches

    Heavens, six! I do seem to wear them all regularly though - and no, I don't wear them exclusively.
    I could also use a navy linen.
     
  14. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Some of you guys have more blazers than I do sport coats.
     
  15. Hard2Fit

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    I have 4.
     

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