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The Great Navy Blazer Conundrum

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

  1. AlexE

    AlexE Distinguished Member

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    Accepted, by people spending time on styleforum or similar forums? No. Done frequently by everyone else? Yes .... just like in the U.S.
     


  2. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Distinguished Member

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    Fair enough.
     


  3. driftking

    driftking Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    This is what I ordered.
     


  4. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Distinguished Member

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    ^^^ I really like those! Be sure and show us what the blazer looks like when you have them added.
     


  5. New Shoes1

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    Where from? I'm looking for something similar.
     


  6. RogerP

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    I like those buttons. My DB blazer is a Samuelsohn MTM, and it came with white pearl buttons. I thoght it a bit much for the DB and switched them to grey pearl. But I may well revisit the choice on a SB navy blazer.
     


  7. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I have a blazer with MOP buttons. Looks very summery, and the buttons are memorable. I like it, but I'd like it less if it were my only one.
     


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    quar Senior Member

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    Was tempted to get Brushed Gold Buttons on this jacket, but was advised against it. Settled on light horn instead, and I like the way it turned out with the Minnis Fresco 0516.

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  9. archibaldleach

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    Very nice; that looks like a lovely blazer. I tend to like the metal buttons more on heavier fabric. Blue fresco (and linen for what matter) looks best with light horn or possibly mother of pearl buttons to my eyes.
     


  10. Hard2Fit

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    That IS beautiful!
     


  11. Caustic Man

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    I think I'm more ok with light horn than standard. I just feel like there ought to be more contract in a blazer than the more usual horn button provides. I fully admit that is a personal thing, however.
     


  12. RogerC

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    Here, you see a lot of the less explicitly country tweeds: black/white herringbone and the like. However, it also seems that the sports jacket is losing ground among younger generations. If they need to dress up, they wear a suit, and otherwise, streetwear. The middle point, odd jacket, possibly with tie, is being eroded.
     


  13. Caustic Man

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    Really? That's interesting because I feel like the SC is experiencing a renaissance in the U.S. The waist coat as casual wear as well.
     


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    Interesting. In Germany, tweed (and not only the herringbone tweeds) and to some degree corduroy sport coats gained a lot of popularity among the younger crowd (late 20s - early 30s) again.
     


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    Especially in places like Frankfurt and Munich.
     


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