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True origins of BlazerSuit found!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by polar-lemon, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. polar-lemon

    polar-lemon Distinguished Member

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    We all remember Manton's BlazerSuit thread: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...ght=BlazerSuit. However, scrolling through an old thread bumped from the dead, I have stumbled across some disturbing information...Whoopee actually invented the BlazerSuit!! http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=15359 His Chan suit = 9.5oz (as opposed to 10oz) navy fresco cloth, patch pockets, horn buttons, matching trousers; it doesn't have swelled edges nor the chest patch (and is 1B), but otherwise is virtually identical. Note the date of the thread, which is two years earlier. I felt it my obligation to make this knowledge public; that is all.
     


  2. Bhowie

    Bhowie Stylish Dinosaur

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    Not sure if this is a clever [​IMG] , or if you just ID'd the wronf threads in your links.
     


  3. polar-lemon

    polar-lemon Distinguished Member

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    Not sure if this is a clever [​IMG] , or if you just ID'd the wronf threads in your links.

    Copied wrong threads for some reason, I updated with the true version.
     


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    vitaminc Distinguished Member

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    you don't call a permutation of existing elements as "invention".
     


  5. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    It is not a BlazerSuitâ„¢ if there is no intent to wear the suit jacket as an odd jacket.

    It is a BlazerSuitâ„¢ if there is an intent to wear an odd jacket as a suit jacket.

    Get it?


    - B
     


  6. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    It is not a BlazerSuitâ„¢ if there is no intent to wear the suit jacket as an odd jacket.

    It is a BlazerSuitâ„¢ if there is an intent to wear an odd jacket as a suit jacket.

    Get it?


    - B


    I disagree. I think the BlazerSuit is format-defined, not intent-defined.
     


  7. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    I disagree. I think the BlazerSuit is format-defined, not intent-defined.

    You mean it is style over substance abuse?


    - B
     


  8. Ataturk

    Ataturk Stylish Dinosaur

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    Kind of a moot argument since "Whoopee" says he plans to also wear the jacket as a blazer in the post.
     


  9. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Kind of a moot argument since "Whoopee" says he plans to also wear the jacket as a blazer in the post.

    Who reads Whoopee's posts anyway? That's perverse.


    - B
     


  10. Ataturk

    Ataturk Stylish Dinosaur

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    What, are you saying you weren't the least bit curious to find out how the guy ended up with this? [​IMG]
     


  11. polar-lemon

    polar-lemon Distinguished Member

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    I disagree. I think the BlazerSuit is format-defined, not intent-defined.

    As said, he intended to wear it as an odd jacket as well. But I agree with you, nonetheless.
     


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    Blazer suit is a Navy uniform.

    These come in single breasted or double breasted.
     


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    Nice.
     


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    [​IMG]
     


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