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Navy Blazers and Buttons?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ralphandricky1967, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    • Double- or single-breasted;
    • Metal buttons;
    • side vents; and
    • ticket pocket (if possible)
     
  3. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    i dislike the whole gold buttons on navy blazer thing.
     
  4. blackjack

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    Another poster indicated metal buttons as "Smoked Silver"....

    I own a navy blazer - single-breasted, double-vented, flap pockets, 3-buttons - with similar-looking flat pewter buttons. They are non-reflective and can even appear black depending on the angle of the light.
     
  5. ferry1950

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    Had another blue blazer MTM two years ago. It has:
    Dual english style vent; three button roll; ticket pocket; functional cuff buttons; silver monogramed buttons both in front and cuffs from Ben Silver.
    Did a black one this year with the same treatment.
     
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    phillyesq Senior member

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    I know that it isn't the most popular look on here, but I do like classic look with a single vent and gold buttons. I recently purchased a navy blazer that was double vented with pewter buttons, and I'm quite fond of it.
     
  7. Shoe City Thinker

    Shoe City Thinker Senior member

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    It's not a real blazer unless it's navy, has glit buttons, is single-breasted, and carries the sartorial traditions of nautical attire. I'll have to side with the trad iGents on this one.
     
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    It's not a real blazer unless it's navy, has glit buttons, is single-breasted, and carries the sartorial traditions of nautical attire. I'll have to side with the trad iGents on this one.

    Bingo! +1
     
  9. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's not a real blazer unless it's navy, has glit buttons, is single-breasted, and carries the sartorial traditions of nautical attire. I'll have to side with the trad iGents on this one.

    The DB blazer is the true eidos of blazer. SB is a later corruption.
     
  10. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    I've never seen a navy blazer with black buttons so just want to ask for your opion. I'd actually prefer navy enamel buttons in the same design (gold rim with a lion crest in the middle) but I can't find them either locally or online.

    Go to www.bensonandclegg.com. They have just what you are looking for among their enamelled buttons. Nice people to deal with.
     
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    I purchased a navy blazer this year: single breasted, gold buttons, tailored fit. The look is traditional, but I agree with those who said that it should be that way with a navy blazer.
     
  12. Mathew J

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    prefer silver or horn buttons, gold is too loud for me
     
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    I don't generally like gold buttons on blazers. Enamelled, or another metal, yes. I also think the buttons should be quite hefty and not dainty. The DB in my signature actually has the kind of metal buttons I like.

    I probably would prefer it for myself with a different insignia on the buttons, but in terms of the heft of the buttons, it's what I like. I own another DB blazer with enamelled buttons that give it a similar "purpose".
     

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