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the perfect blue blazer

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jjgold, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. jjgold

    jjgold Senior member

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    So I am thinking of having my guy make me the perfect blue blazer. I figured a wool silk blend in a super 110 or 120 for durability. I wanted something I could wear biz casual but slap with khakis or something. Then I started to think...what the hell would be the perfect blue blazer? So I hold it out to you.

    Tell me what would be your perfect blue blazer? What pockets to have? Ticket Pocket? Buttons? Etc.

    I'm kinda fishing for ideas.

    Thanks
     
  2. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If there were one perfect configuration everyone would get it. Get what you like.
     
  3. scar3face

    scar3face Well-Known Member

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    I'd still like to hear suggestions of what everyone thinks the perfect blazer is however.
     
  4. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    my next blue blazer would be a slightly textured jacket 3 roll 2 with patch pockets
     
  5. Virchow

    Virchow Well-Known Member

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    This but with a welt breast pocket
     
  6. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    You can't go wrong with a two button, medium gorge, two vent jacket. Ticket pocket? Meh, nothing wrong with it, but it's personal choice.

    I don't care for patch pockets but there is nothing wrong with it.

    If you want it to be versatile, as you say, I would avoid any avant garde features like a single sleeve button (never liked that either). Here's an idea... How about peak lapels? I've always liked the look of them on a blazer.
     
  7. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    I'd like to find a never ending supply of banknotes in one of the pockets, that'd be my perfect blazer.
     
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  8. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    The perfect blazer is one that you specify and like
     
  9. guymac12

    guymac12 Senior member

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    True. What may be perfect for me may not necessarily be perfect for you.
     
  10. jjgold

    jjgold Senior member

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    I know it is all personal choice and blah blah, But I am trying to look past my imagination. See I recognize there are things I know I don't know. But there are things I don't know I don't know. I am looking for some recommendations since what some of you may like, I may like as well.

    But, I don't know I don't like...OH MAN I BURNING OUT ON THE LOGIC OF THIS FORGET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:censored:
     
  11. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    So you just want random ideas that aren't seen too often? Gauntlet cuffs. MoP buttons.
     
  12. hookem12387

    hookem12387 Senior member

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    There are two I want right now
    First is a half-lined hopsack darted 3/2, natural shoulder with the most breathable hopsack I can find. Open patch pockets for the bottom 2.
    Second is a cotton 2:1 double breasted/1.5 breasted, open peak lapel with white MOP buttons and flap patch pockets.
     
  13. comrade

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    I have four perfect blazers:

    1. Belvest blue cashmere with a barely discernable herrigbone. Three buttons,
    size vents. Very luxurious

    2. Isaia Blue gabardine(?) cheaper line, gold buttons lighter weight. Three buttons
    side vents. Excellent travel garment- hardly creases

    3.Young-Robbins now defunct New York bespoke and higher end store Blue hopsack
    2 real gold plate buttons. Although nearly 20 years old , a very classical cut with natural
    shoulders and side vents. Still fits.

    4. My oldest- doesn't fit. I refuse to part with it. Ordered from Chipp I (Winston Tailors) 20+ years ago.
    My requirement was that I should be able to sit in a plane for six hours and go immedeiately
    to a meeting with no sign that the garment had been treated this way. The result, a jacket in blue
    of a very heavy dense cloth, I'd guess Super 20s Two buttons ,side vents ,a nip-waisted Ivy jacket.
     
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  14. Fuuma

    Fuuma Senior member

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    The one you don't wear, blazers suck.
     
  15. sns23

    sns23 Senior member

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    two button, side vents, peak lapels, ticket pocket, flap pockets, horn buttons, textured material, surgeon's cuffs,
     
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  16. Bradford

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    My favorite, go-to, blue blazer is a standard two button jacket with flap pockets and single vent made by Brooks Brothers from Lora Piana wool.

    However, I swapped out the standard BB buttons for my own gold, monogrammed buttons that I bought 20-years ago (this is the fourth blazer they've been on).

    The fabric is a nice year round weight and the style can be fancy or casual depending on what I pair it with.
     
  17. jjgold

    jjgold Senior member

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    See now were getting somewhere!:D
     
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    that can work...
     
  19. thinman

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    My favorite blazer is 3-roll-2, side vents, notch lapels, hopsack cloth slightly lighter than pure navy, half-lined, hacking pockets, ticket pocket, smoked MOP buttons, surgeon's cuffs.
     
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  20. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Now THIS is an intriguing idea...
     

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