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What type of blazer for Paris

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dunhill, May 24, 2005.

  1. dunhill

    dunhill Member

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    I'm planning a pleasure trip to Paris in the fall, and don't plan to take much stuff. What type of blazer is currently in vogue? How about my ten-year old Faconnable double-breasted?
     


  2. Luc-Emmanuel

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  3. dunhill

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  4. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    All right, sorry for being so abrupt.

    What's in, in terms of blazers or sportscoats, is velvet : moka, brown.

    Navy DB should be fine.

    SB navy blazers with brass or gold buttons are the hallmark of security personnel and as such are not anymore an acceptable timeless classic.

    .luc
     


  5. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Brown blazer in Paris? [​IMG] just don't run into Ernest. Jon.
     


  6. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I could have sworn I saw a dead horse being beat around here. Have you guys seen it?
     


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    Right here... [​IMG] Jon.
     


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    Luc-Emmanuel has given voice to something that I've observed for the past couple of years. It is indeed true that every large building is guarded by security personnel who wear navy jackets with brass buttons. Granted, their jackets never come close to fitting well--sleeves down to the knuckles, etc. I think that a navy jacket with some sort of a windowpane or check might be more sophisticated than a solid navy.

    After our last go-round on brass buttons I've come to see that silver buttons are more chic and unusual than the brass or gold ones. In fact, I want to make a trip to Tender Buttons in NYC to inspect their selection of blazer buttons. Evidently they have a staggering number of buttons to choose from. The son at Mr. Ned referred me to this store when I went to visit their tailor shop. Incidentally, they could do a Scabal super 100s SB blazer for about $550. After looking at several finished items I did have some concern about the execution of button holes and the finish work on the pockets.
     


  9. Matt

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    having just had my first Parisian experience, seems as though everyone my age (about half of yours dunhill [​IMG] ) seems to be wearing a t-shirt, jeans, pumas and pinstripe suit jacket ensemble. not good....
     


  10. mr. magoo

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    A friend visiting New York from Paris a couple of years ago remarked how fresh and interesting it was to see all the men in NY wearing tan pants and bright blue shirts and what a nice change it was. Ugh. Familiarity breeds contempt.
     


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