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Why hate the navy blazer?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by itsstillmatt, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    So, if you did brass buttons, what would you have on them?

    Safest is the non-figurative H&S.

    [​IMG]


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  2. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    So, if you did brass buttons, what would you have on them?

    I do have brass buttons, and they have what looks like a matte machine-turned finish. Traditional, but not so "Ahoy, captain!"
     
  3. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    I'm just sad I have no interesting or notable institutional affiliations other than where I hung out and 'did stuff' for four years.

    God in Heaven, please do not make this the genesis of the StyleForum blazer button.

    Take that kind of traffic over to AAAC...


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  4. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Can it have a coat hanger on it? Or have we lost the copyright?
     
  5. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Can it have a coat hanger on it? Or have we lost the copyright?
    How about a clown and a big ring fighting with trad pistols?
     
  6. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    How about a clown and a big ring fighting with trad pistols?

    How about bas-relief safari guy with pith helmet, pipe, and shorts smoking in his back yard?

    Or a young woman's behind in low cut jeans, and engraved tatoo emerging out of the belt line?


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  7. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    God in Heaven, please do not make this the genesis of the StyleForum blazer button.

    Take that kind of traffic over to AAAC...


    I don't think I'm welcome there anymore [​IMG].

    So, SF blazer buttons it is. There ain't nothing some elbow grease, Google image search, and Photoshop can't get done in one evening.
     
  8. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    So, if you did brass buttons, what would you have on them?
    A white rabbit [​IMG]
     
  9. Bradford

    Bradford Senior member

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    I'm just sad I have no interesting or notable institutional affiliations other than where I hung out and 'did stuff' for four years.

    You're a lawyer right? How about the scales of justice buttons from Ben Silver...

    http://www.bensilver.com/fs_storefro...root=4&show=67

    They also have a lot of other options and monogrammed buttons.
     
  10. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    Flaps on patch pockets make baby Jesus cry.
    Forgive them iLord, for they know not what they bespeak [​IMG]
     
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    Forgive them iLord, for they know not what they bespeak [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  12. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Forgive them iLord, for they know not what they bespeak [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  13. eg1

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    When you get gold/brass buttons on your blazer, do you use plain ones or ones with an emblem? If the latter, what emblem do you use? Would it be cheesy to use the crest from your university?

    I'm just sad I have no interesting or notable institutional affiliations other than where I hung out and 'did stuff' for four years.

    You could do what I did -- my tailor happened to have a spare prep-school set: http://www.rutgersprep.org/

    I did not attend. In fact, if not for the buttons, I wouldn't have known of that school's existence (I found out by looking up the motto on the interwebz). The buttons look nice and minimize the "flashy-gold" look many wish to avoid.

    In fact, I am wearing it today at the office.
     
  14. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    mafoo:
    I think you are giving up on your university blazer buttons too easily.

    This shop has a set that look like this,
    [​IMG]
    which seem to be perfectly fine to me.
     
  15. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Senior member

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    Some weeks I practically live in my navy MTM blazer. I'd like to think it is not a bad thing.
     
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    Coincidentally, I have those links (different university) and wish I could find something much higher quality. They are kinda junky.
    mafoo: I think you are giving up on your university blazer buttons too easily. This shop has a set that look like this, [​IMG] which seem to be perfectly fine to me.
     
  17. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Coincidentally, I have those links (different university) and wish I could find something much higher quality. They are kinda junky.
    Well that is another matter. The classic blazer buttons are made by Waterbury. For Mafoo's benefit, here is the Brown model. [​IMG] I think they are fine for civilian use. It is only when you start getting them with colored enamel that they start to get to Rah! Rah! for me.
     
  18. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    What's the school color of Brown?

    Brown?


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    I like navy jackets, but without the shiny buttons.
     
  20. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    If i got gold buttons, I would probably get a pair that were similar to these cufflinks as a message to the overly curious. [​IMG]
     

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