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Quick question on Navy Sports Coat/Blazer (SuitSupply)

darbebo

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Hi guys - your insight and guidance is very much needed as I go into 2018.

New to this realm so - I am looking at the below Jackets to wear with jeans from suitsupply and I have the following questions:

Jacket#1 (i actually have this in hand right now)
https://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/jackets/havana-blue-plain/C1001I.html

Jacket#2
https://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/jac....html?cgid=Jackets&prefn1=colorID&prefv1=blue

Questions
  1. For both Jackets 1 & 2, can you please tell me if they are classified as a blazer or a sports jacket?
    Jacket #1:If you scroll through the pics to get a zoom in look, you can see that the materials (75% Wool, 10% Silk, 10% Linen, 5% Cashmere) are making it to have this....woolly, patterned, semi cashmere feel which is different feel than a suit jacket quality (because suits fabric typically feels smooth) and it "feels" thicker than a typical suit jacket.
    Jacket #2: Because it is 100% wool and feels smooth + looks smooth + looks pretty much how a suit jacket should be - I am inclined to think this is a blazer jacket but need confirm.

  2. Would the non-contrasting buttons (black buttons instead of white mother of pearl) causing both to be considered a sports jacket?

  3. If they are considered Sports Jackets - should I not get this and instead, go for a 100% Navy Blazer? Because everywhere I read, people only mention get a Navy Blazer , never Navy Sports Jacket and if I want to wear dark blue wash jeans with this, people recommend sports jacket (not blazer) BUT they say Navy doesn't seem to be the best color.

Bottomline: If I want to get a sports jacket to wear with my jeans, should i get Navy Blue in the first place, and if i should/can, which material is more suitable for this? Do I need to change my buttons?
OR - is Jacket #1 w/its pattern and fabric makes it not like a broken up Navy suit and actually best serve my purpose as a sports jacket w/jeans casual wear look?

Thanks!
 
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Spex

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I wouldn't worry so much about the terms blazer vs sport jacket/sport coat, since the term blazer is often used incorrectly anyways. I think the articles you are referring to that suggest navy blazers are basically saying that a navy odd jacket (meaning not a jacket taken from a suit) is a good first jacket purchase because it goes well with odd trousers in non-navy colors, such as grey.

Also, I wouldn't get too hung up about button color either. I think the most important thing when dealing with a jacket to be worn with different trousers/pants is that

a) the fabric is more casual, or textured. Like you mentioned, you typically don't want a smooth, plain suit-like cloth, although many traditional "blazers" are made from such a cloth.

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b) the fabric be a contrasting color to the pants. I think if you're set on wearing a jacket with dark blue denim then it's better to go with a jacket in a brown tone, since it will contrast and better match the casualness of the jeans.

A navy jacket with dark jeans is not the worst look IMHO, but it does veer towards a pseudo-suit.
 

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I agree with Spex, don't fret the button color too much.
Navy jacket with dark jeans is just Ok...but I would want a color that didn't match the jeans too much either.
What happens in that case is- people question what happened to the slacks? Are they at the cleaners...did he forget them at home?

I know it's not addressing your OP - but...you should also consider that for the $ 500 a Havana blue plain jacket...you could just get the whole suit ( Napoli, navy, plain) for about $ 550.00 with in house tailoring and tax.
https://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits/napoli-navy-plain/P5229MI.html?cgid=Suits

If you can get a jacket with some sort texture in there - yes- absolutely go for that.
I you cannot- consider a tie w/ some texture. Yes, even with jeans.

Some people on this forum might consider mixing up a suit coat with jeans is verboten, but who cares?
You'll look better than 99% of the other guys out there IMHO.
 

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RJG + Spex, thank you so much for helping in 2018! I really hope you don't mind me piggyback on some comments/Questions :)

From what you guys say, it really seems jacket #1 with its "non suit" fabric is really becoming more casual and better than jacket #1 in suiting my casual style look....to that end....

I actually DID buy this brown "sports jacket" - my wife picked it out and I find it works quite well with either a dark blue or medium blue, so this is a keeper,
https://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/jackets/havana-light-brown-plain/C1071I.html

I DO have a pair of medium blue wash jean as well that actually look pretty OK when I tried it with the Jacket #1 in the store, hence I keep bringing it up (sorry)
Just as a reference only:
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/537758011733650267/

So @Spex & RJG- since I do have a brown one now to go with dark/med jeans, which choice would you choose?
  1. Would you add jacket #1 into my jeans+sportsjacket rotation? (but only be wearing Navy Jacket#1 with medium wash jeans though) or
  2. Just not even bother with it since the brown I have is more versatile and the Navy will be a waste of $ since so hard to match/hard to not look like a broken off suit even with the thicker fabric?
  3. Add another color into the rotation but just not Navy? if not Navy, what color?

I suck at styles and just building out my "casual jeans + sports jacket" wardrobe....I have 2 jeans + 1 brown jacket now.

And I've recently gotten a VERY dark navy suit from SS and I intend to wear that as a suit, thinking of getting a charcoal suit next.

Thanks all , happy new year!
 

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You must have other pants other than blue jeans, no? I think the first Susu dark blue jacket would go OK with lighter blue jeans (like in the example you posted), but even better with chinos of basically any colour. The jacket would be versatile for use with almost any pant/trouser. I don't think you can go wrong.

The light brown jacket you have looks nice and would also work with many pants, including darker jeans, but less versatile overall than maybe a darker brown jacket. Some guys on SF are against the so-called "northern lights" look where the jacket is lighter than the pants, but to each their own.
 

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haha....actually....that's pretty much all I have....at work I have black dress pants, on the weekends, it's really just jeans & sneakers, never a fan and never did wore khakis and chinos ...

Since you say jacket #1 is OK to keep and put into rotation, I shall consider this, thank you!!
 

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As an alternative, at least for any of the cooler months, a grey tweed sportcoat works great with blue denim of all shades.
 
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