The Great Navy Blazer Conundrum

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Caustic Man, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    What I like about my navy sport coat is that I feel like I can wear it more often without it being "that jacket he always wears" since it is rather vanilla.
     
  2. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Quote:Can I assume you don't wear the brass buttons either?
     
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    Exactly.
     
  4. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Lately I'm loving the idea of shiny gold buttons. I have blazers with matte buttons, MOP buttons, silver buttons ... But I'm really feeling the idea of a well-cut blazer austere in its simplicity except for its buttons in plain, unpatterned shiny gold.
     
  5. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I like this too, especially on a blazer that's more blue than navy. I have my summer blazer configured this way.
     
  6. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Quote:I was never much for the shiny gold look. The more antique looking the brass, the better I like it. The smooth shininess of unpatterned buttons seems a little too jarring against a rough hopsack weave. I'd rather leave the texture contrasting to the PS.
     
  7. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    I have two navy blazers - a fairly formal DB that I wear through fall and winter, and a SB in a somewhat more casual frabric that dresses up an down quite well through spring and summer. I've almost always had at least one as part of the wardrobe.
     
  8. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I shared this opinion for a long time, so I find your position entirely understandable.

    You can't see the blazer that exists in my head, but trust me, it's incredible.
     
  9. mafoofan

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    Fiery chestnut is incredible.
     
  10. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Is it like this?

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  11. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    Here's some pics of me in a blue blazer w/ brass buttons in one of Kent Wang's old color contests. Only one pic is showing up for me. Might be due to my slow dial-up. I think there are other blazers depicted in that thread.
     
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  12. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That button looks dull rather than shiny, but everything is a bit hazy in the picture.

    At the risk of someone stealing my idea, in my mind's eye the blazer is shaped like an hourglass and has a single shiny gold button on the front. The button is perfectly smooth and very glossy. Perhaps the cloth is twill. Perhaps there is a single shiny gold button on each sleeve.

    Do not steal my idea!
     
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  13. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Ha don't worry I don't think I'm changing mine and I'm certainly not getting another that's similar. I think my buttons are duller than the ones you are envisioning.
     
  14. Caustic Man

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    In the interest of science, I think you should definitely have this made and then post on SF.
     
  15. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Only one image showing up for me too. That is definitely an unorthodox tie to pair with it IMO. I don't know if I would have made the same choice, but you pull it off.
     

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