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Is The Blazer That 'Lasts a Lifetime' a Myth?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Learn-O-Rama, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Learn-O-Rama

    Learn-O-Rama Well-Known Member

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    I know...I know. Purchase a blazer with high quality fabric and tailoring and it will last a lifetime. Still, shoulder and lapel preferences may change greatly over the years, and there are too many early 90s blazers with great pedigree on Ebay for 50 bucks. So, is the blazer that 'lasts a lifetime' a myth?
     
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  2. Pawz

    Pawz Senior member

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    Short answer: Yes.

    Long answer: Clothes wear out.

    Longer answer: All clothes wear out.

    Longest answer: Only clothing that is never worn (and preserved from dry rotting) will last your lifetime.

    In terms of style: No. Time changes everything.
     
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  3. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    Is there a reason you need to buy one for the next 50 years?
     


  4. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    Romo, why the name change?

    Also, to the OP, a blazer is generally the most worn tailored item in a man's closet. Most of the ones you see on eBay were likely ridden hard and put away wet. Browse accordingly.
     


  5. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    If you are killed while wearing one...
     


  6. facet

    facet Senior member

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    Whoa, you can change your name?
     


  7. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    Yeah. You have to put in a request with a mod via PM and give them a legit reason (or at least be nice about it) and they'll do it. Though, to my knowledge, Tony is the third person to do it in the past couple of months, so I dunno how often/how many more they are willing to do.
     


  8. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    Did you see him play this season? :happy:
     


  9. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    Lulz. He has fallen short of expectations (though they might be unfairly high) his whole career it seems. Perhaps Tony Superfluous finally had enough.
     


  10. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    I created the name originally when I couldn't think of anything else. It has nothing to do with Tony Romo, who I still love. Regarding last season, he played phenomenal all year (except for a couple of throws) in spite of a terrible offensive line. He posted a passer rating over 100 (4th highest in the NFL) and still maintains the 2nd highest passer rating in NFL history. As for meeting expectations, I guess expectations are to win a super bowl, which requires a good TEAM... which he has not had. So it has nothing to do with his play (if anything, his play would want me to keep the name) or my fondness of him (which is at an ultimate high), I just wanted a name change.
     


  11. deepitm

    deepitm Senior member

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    Actually, I think clothes now are cheaper than they ever have been. Feel free to correct me on this, but my understanding is that clothing used to cost a lot more (relative to total income). Of course, people had way fewer items of clothing. But think about how many more things are competing for your money now (cell phone, cable, internet, etc. etc.), and also think about globalization and the impact that has had on pushing down the costs of many goods.
     
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  12. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes it is a myth. Blazers wear out if you wear them.
     


  13. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    Do you plan on never getting fat in the next 50 years of your life?
     


  14. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I wear the same size I did in college, and that was 40 years ago, so weight may not be an issue
     


  15. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    I'd venture to guess that is unusual. I gained a sizable amount of muscle around 25 and went up two inches in my chest.
     


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