The BlazerSuit™ ... Part Deux!

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  1. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Lose the blue buttons pl0x.

    But ... the Napoli guys wear blue jackets with blue buttons, and they can't be wrong. Can they?
     


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    T4phage Senior member

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    Those are not The BlazerSuitâ„¢, so it does not count.
     


  3. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like it, but would substitute a welted breast pocket and flapped pockets for the patches (I think I only have one jacket with patch pockets, and no blazers with patches as such), along with the brownier buttons others have suggested.


    I don't know-- the patch breast pocket seems increasingly au courant.

    http://www.butasforme.com/wp-content...awleySmoot.jpg
     


  4. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Those are not The BlazerSuitâ„¢, so it does not count.

    But ... they put blue buttons on jackets that are never meant to be worn with matching trousers. Wouldn't blue buttons be more "correct" on a BlazerSuitâ„¢ rather than just a blazer?
     


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    ohm Senior member

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    I have not purchased many a sportcoat or suit because it had that little puff. [​IMG]



    MantonStyle is quite subtle.


    MSgent?

    But ... they put blue buttons on jackets that are never meant to be worn with matching trousers. Wouldn't blue buttons be more "correct" on a BlazerSuit™ rather than just a blazer?

    Tossing my two cents in with the switch to brown buttons crowd, but the blazer suit is still quite nice. I particularly like it with the grey flannel.
     


  6. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Wouldn't blue buttons be more "correct" on a BlazerSuitâ„¢ rather than just a blazer?

    That's your call. You invented the damn thing.
     


  7. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    That's your call. You invented the damn thing.

    To be clear, this was intended to have brown buttons. The blue ones are a mistake. But I may keep them anyway.

    I think they look fine in all of the above combinations except the last. They really don't work with the khaki pants.
     


  8. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Do you have any concern about more wear to the jacket than to the pants?

    I'm probably going to order a navy linen version of the BlazerSuit, unbeknownst to me, and will probably wear the jacket separately with some frequency.
     


  9. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Do you have any concern about more wear to the jacket than to the pants?
    No. If anything, people say that flannel pants wear out first, so wearing the jacket more than the pants should be fine. But my personal experience with flannel suits is that they take a long time to wear out, and some wear can be counted as "patina."
     


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    That's your call. You invented the damn thing.

    No he didn't!
     


  11. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    But my personal experience with flannel suits is that they take a long time to wear out, and some wear can be counted as "patina."

    You mean like fresco fuzz?


    - B
     


  12. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    Fwiw, I have an italian-styled odd jacket w/ blue buttons. A light tweed, 3 btn, double vent, patched pockets (only two), swelled edges. The buttons overlap too. My only jacket w/ this. The overlap bugs me sometimes, not the blueness of the buttons. But come to think of it, I don't ever wear it w/ tan pants. I use a brass-buttoned blazer for that. Interesting to be made aware of that.

    I'd leave it be until you feel strongly about switching. An Ignatian principle of discernment is, "Do nothing while confused."
     


  13. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    An Ignatian principle of discernment is, "Do nothing while confused."
    For me, that is a recipe for never doing anything.
     


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    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    You just need a good spiritual director. Regrettably, Matt keeps me busy.
     


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    It's nice I don't know that I would call it a blazer considering it's got pants to match, that makes it a suit. You could wear it as a blazer which you are but that dose not make it so.
     


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