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The Great Navy Blazer Conundrum

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

  1. Victor Elfo

    Victor Elfo Senior member

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    In my opinion, it's not fresco, because the linen doesn't matches any of my own fresco characteristics (rough hand and made of wool). BTW, is Fresco a weave?
    It is very possible that there's some synthetics blended in. However, it still is best summer (brazilian summer) fabric that I've ever worn. The greatest downside, for me, is that it doesn't have any body.
     


  2. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    This one is particularly dark and shiny looking in this pic. Also the pick stitching seems kind of annoying. I'm guessing part of it is just the pic though. Here it looks almost black.
     


  3. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Also I don't really care for the tie and PS, separately or together.
     


  4. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    But my point is more generally, I don't think there is that much to be gained by adding details that are specifically designed to designate something as a blazer rather than an odd jacket in the same way that there's an advantage from designating something as for work/daytime or play/evening.

    This is really only an issue for something in navy because almost everything else is either jacketing or suiting never both.
     


  5. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    The jacket is not that dark. I wouldn't even call it a dark navy. The outfit was specifically criticized for being an odd jacket. Also, I'm not sure I understand the dislike of the tie. I'm curious about your dislike of it, even outside the context of the outfit.
     


  6. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    That specific design of multiple lines in different colors that form big checks, I've never seen a tie like that that I thought was tasteful. It always looks like it came from some crappy department store. Just my association. It's kind of the multiple-stripe shirting of ties.
     


  7. Victor Elfo

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    I've having some trouble with the configuration of my BlazerSuit[​IMG] jacket made of linen and silk blend. Really vanity, I know, but that's why a clothing forum exists.
    So far, I'm quite settled with a 6x2 db, patch hip pockets, smoked MOP of light brown horn buttons. However, what about the sleeve buttons? I's settled with 4 buttons, but I'd prefer a configuration less suitable for a suit jacket and hence I started to lean towards 1 button, like on the picture bellow.


    [​IMG]
     


  8. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I'm also considering one sleeve button for a sort of blazer suit I'm doing. I'm still undecided on how I think it would look when worn as a suit. Victor, your suit is navy?
     


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    FWIW, I already have one button sleeves on pretty much all my summer odd jackets and like it a lot.
     


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    Yes, it's going to be made of a dark navy linen and silk blend.
    My main concern with the sleeve configuration is to create an unfortunate unbalance between the torso (6 buttons) and the sleeves (1 button). What do you think of it?
     
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    Hmm I've never thought of that really mattering. I have a DB odd jacket that's 4x2 with a single sleeve button. It's never felt "unbalanced" to me in that regard. You can't really see the sleeve buttons, but this is the jacket:

    http://ivorytowerstyle.tumblr.com/post/30038671049
     


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    No rules that I know of on this (there might be), I think one sleeve button will look unbalanced when paired with a DB with 4 or 6 buttons. On an odd sports jacket (SB), by all means. But on a DB :confused:

    I like the cream linen DB btw. W Bill?
     
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    I have that on a couple of odd jackets as well. It definitely makes a jacket look "more casual". The first time i did this was pretty much by accident. I needed new buttons and all I had at the time were a bunch of the 32L sized buttons so I put three on the front and one on each sleeve. (IIRC I saw some Caruso jackets previously with the look and liked it.)
     


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    SB or DB?
     


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