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The Look goes on...

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Mr Knightley, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. Kingstonian

    Kingstonian Senior Member

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    The red and yellow in the background is interesting - like the bottom of a McDonald’s arch.

    Metal buttons on blazers don’t bother me. I was thinking of putting them on a Hardy and Johnson Ivy flannel blazer, though I never got round to it. They don’t look out of place at golf clubs. I have also worn a blazer to Lords and The Oval though most spectators are casually dressed except for MCC members.

    Blazers with shiny buttons had a phase of being popular in the sixties at dancehalls though.

    Maybe the look goes on but the people change?
     

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    J. Press is having a pretty impressive sale right now, mostly 3B/single vent:
    https://jpressonline.com/search?q=Blazer&type=product

    And there’s O’Connell’s. Both excellent brands, and these days Brooks is a pale imitation of its former self anyways. I’d go for the J. Press ones, as they’re a better value while on sale.
    http://www.oconnellsclothing.com/Blazers/
     

  3. Mr Knightley

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    Thanks for the feedback gentlemen!

    As I bought the jacket from a charity shop, although it was virtually unworn, it didn’t have the original tags. I would say it is a very dark navy. Put it next to my ‘true’ navy blazer and it looks nearly black but next to my dinner jacket it looks navy...
     

  4. Mr Knightley

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    By the way the red and yellow structures are part of a ‘woodland colours ‘ garden near to my office.
     

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    Sounds like the architect was inspired by the "children's garden" on Corbusier's Unite d'Habitation...
    A happy healthy French childhood courtesy of Corbu:

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  6. Kingstonian

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    Good value on Press blazers. O’ Connell always seem expensive even on sale items.
     

  7. Botolph

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    Yes, J. Press’s sale is pretty great at the moment; I wish the Cambridge shop hadn’t closed last year.
    Theirs and O’C’s construction is excellent, usually made by Southwick. You can’t lose with either brand(except your hard-earned).
    I have blazers by both companies, and their construction is miles better than today’s BBros. I dig their fit, too.
    People here would provably go for the Jpress “modern” fit, as it’s more shaped than their traditional undarted models.
     

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    So that's three of us. I didn't like the buttons (too golden), the material (too coarse) or the fit (too bloody long). Any advance on that...?
     
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    Maybe Mr K is having a cigarette after serving Tibor some fries?
     

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    The JPress sales is impressive indeed, great jackets. I just regret they don't have a shop here, as it would be pretty risky to order one from USA, as you have to pay quite a lot for postage, custom, etc, and i have no idea of their fit. As you know i have often a length problem…
    I suppose the "modern" fit is a sacrilege for Ivy traditionalists, who only wear undarted models ?
     

  11. cerneabbas

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    I like the Blazer MrK and the whole look is good,years ago I always wore black shoes with grey trousers but a good few years ago I noticed that you wore brown and I have done so quite often since.

    Thanks for the Loake info,I hadn't thought of Timpsons,I will have a look.
     

  12. cerneabbas

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    Thank you for the offer but I don't have an iPhone and to be honest I don't really want to join the Challenges.
    My take on the Navy Blazer/Grey trousers look would be
    Cordings Shetland 3 button Blazer (same as the Inspectors but in Navy)
    Light blue OCBD or maybe a white poplin BD
    Silk paisley tie (got a really colourful Daks one on Ebay recently)
    Grey wool flat front trousers (M&S)
    Heschung Crocus in very dark brown
     

  13. cerneabbas

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    I remember Blazers with shiny metal buttons being popular in about 70/71 here and again 83/84ish, they do look a bit too ex serviceman/bowling club now,I just find the Pewter buttons a bit less 'in your face'....
    You're probably right I have changed,no longer so loud (dress wise) I remember in the mid late 70s going through a fluorescent sock phase....even my Argyle ones don't get worn much,only when I need to inject some colour into things.
     

  14. cerneabbas

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    The price ?

    I am still a bit raw about a recent experience with those Blazers.
    I really fancied one since you put the picture up some time ago,a couple of months ago I got all excited when one came up on Ebay,new with tags £100 !!!! alas it was a 42" and I usually need a 44".
    Fast forward to the winter sales and I step into Cordings and ask to try on the 44", the gent serving me says " you look like a 42" to me" well I try on the 44" not to great a fit but the 42" is perfect !!!! anyway I bought the Shetland one but I check Ebay every day to see if the Serge one comes back on as I don't think that it sold.
     

  15. cerneabbas

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    Would be good to have a J Press shop in London,fit/sizing are the big issues when buying online.
     

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