+ The Streetwear Suits and Blazers Thread +

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Parker, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Dapp

    Dapp Senior member

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    @ LA Guy: How does that Transit blazer fit? I'm looking at the large they have in stock, but not sure whether to take the risk and whether it's roomy enough in the shoulders/long enough in the arms. Also, do you have a pic of it on? Can't get a good feel for it on that damn mannequin.
     


  2. DividedWay

    DividedWay Senior member

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    Always felt like the quarters on epaulet blazers were too... Overlappy. They don't spread. Probably a term for this but I don't know it.
     


  3. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I haven't gotten it yet, and when I saw it, I didn't try it on, but if it's the jacket I'm thinking it is, and if it fits same as Transit usually does, a medium is a large 38, small 40, and is much more "regular fit" than the "artisanal" brands for which Transit manufactures. Plus, again, if it's the jacket I've seen, the material is pretty stretchy. In any case, it's $139 right now, down from about $800. If it doesn't work, you are out of pocket either $9.50 or $15.50, depending on whether you go for credit or cash, so, essentially, a bit of lunch.
     


  4. hoozah

    hoozah Senior member

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    Opinions on this LUC blazer or just the designer in general?

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  5. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think it's pretty cool. I like the seam that divides the skirt from the rest of the jacket. Nice detail. and it's not too far away from a recognizable blazer design that it starts looking like a workwear jacket as some of the "artisanal" (is there another word for this genre?) stuff sometimes does.

    I like this suit by LUC. I tried to link to it earlier, but here's the photo. Fabric looks nice and chunky-textured.

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  6. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    LUC makes some really nice looking stuff... pricey though. Seen some interesting Nicolas Andreas Taralis blazers too.
     


  7. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    -dbl-
     
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  8. hoozah

    hoozah Senior member

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    I guess that was my concern. Is the quality noticeable or is LUC just more obscure.
     
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  9. spacepope

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    A while back I tried on that LUC jacket Parker posted and was blown away. Really nice stuff and priced accordingly. Sizing seems kind of inconsistent though.
     


  10. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    LUC makes superlative knitewear, and if you stick to that, you can rarely go wrong,

    One other thing that is interesting is when something very #menswear or "classic" is repurposed. For example, it's easy enough to see this (and you can see that the dimensions of this jacket make it a perfect candidate) worn with anything from chinos to jeans to wierd O crotch pants (for your internal bowlegged dude.)

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    (http://www.shopthefinest.com/p-56170-borrelli-beige-jacket-size-40-us-50-eu.aspx).
     


  11. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Incidentally, I saw something like this at Ron Herman from about 10 years ago. It was awesome. There was a jacket like this (I think that it was a Margiela jacket), worn rumpled, but quite fitted (especially for that time), with a simple tee, roomy cargoes (take that Luciano Barbera), some sort of canvas military belt, and kicks. That type of ease was what I took away from LA, and that I think is something that is done much better in LA than in NYC, where, frankly, there is a lot of trying ridiculously hard.
     


  12. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    arcane details sidebar #1:

    In case anyone didn't know already, the term blazer originated with the bright, and often striped, jackets worn by English university boating clubs in the 1800s. The bright colors apparently "blazed in the sun". Blazers were kind of the NFL or English Premier League team jerseys of the day. They were worn to "gentlemen's sporting events" like regattas to show support for your school team. Today, you'll still see the influence of the blazer in sports -- e.g. Tiger Woods in green blazer when he wins the Masters, the Ralph Lauren US Olympic Team opening ceremonies costumes, the gold ABC newscaster blazer, etc. Although you probably won't see them at Nascar. The typical fitted navy blue jacket with metal buttons that we all know as a blazer is actually derived from naval uniforms and was originally called a reefer jacket -- usually double breasted and worn by sailors for harsh weather. It probably was made with heavy melton wool. These jackets evolved over the years into the modern dark blazer with metal buttons that you'll see racks of at Brooks Bros. or Jos. A. Banks. The term sport coat was used for jackets that originally were worn for land-based sports like hunting, riding horses or "going to college in the 1950s". Striped blazers had a comeback when Mods adopted them in the early 1960s, then again with the Mod revival in the 70s, and still again with Thom Browne and his fellow neo-trads in the 2000s. The navy blue reefer blazer has become the only "odd jacket" most dudes will ever own.

    Since the 1980s, most people (outside of the men's clothing fora) -- including retailers and magazines -- have used the term blazer to describe almost any suit-style jacket that does not have a pair of matching pants. After all, no one is playing -- let alone watching -- sports in these kind of jackets any longer, and blazer just kind of sounds cooler than sport coat. Though it would fun to start using the term reefer more often.


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  13. Dapp

    Dapp Senior member

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    Thanks Parker! Love picking up little tidbits of history like this.
     


  14. notwithit

    notwithit Pullup laureate

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    I've always been partial to the term "odd jacket", but I suppose it sounds a bit anachronistic (or British, but that's essentially the same as anachronistic).
     
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    i think i am going to take a chance on the our legacy technical blazer..
     


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