Only got onto this one late! Hate the navy blazer? Hell no! I L-O-O-O-VE navy blazers! And yes, it's gotta have metal buttons although I have come to favor enameled over bright brass. A "blazer" without metal buttons looks like an orphaned suit coat. I have two navy blazers at the moment--my old Nordstrom's "knockabout" blazer that I bought about 13 years ago and my good, dressy blazer that I got from W.W. Chan last year. Both are 2B SBs. I am planning to get a 6x2 DB from Chan next time Patrick comes through in July. I also recently got a hunter green blazer from Chan. I will admit that with four blazers, I will probably be maxed out on them...at least until my old one gives up the ghost.