Wimbledon Cricket Jacket/Blazer

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nelly, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

    Messages:
    11,845
    Likes Received:
    1,864
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2008
    Beg pardon is this called "Style Forum" or "Dress Like Everyone Else Forum"?

    The style of jacket you depict is quite righty referred to as a cricket jacket in informed circles.

    Orginally this type of jacket was worn by cricket players as they traveled to and from matches, and the style was soon adpoted by all manner of sporting gentlemen (including tennis players).

    Just as you no longer have to be in the Royal Navy to wear a blazer in public, you are quite right that you may wear a cricket jacket as you please in the approporaite circumstances.

    In England and in many civilized countries cricket jackets and their close cousins the university blazer and prep school blazer are worn to school or sporting evenets with dress pants but have also become quite popular in retro wear circles and are often paired with a clean pair of jeans, and and open neck oxford shirt of knit polo shirt

    Ignore the advice (or rather the lack thereof) given to you and by all means sally forth in your spiffing cricket jacket.


    This actually doesn't sound too bad. I think it really depends on how and where you wear it. Also, if you're very small you'll run the risk of looking like a school boy...
     


  2. boarhill

    boarhill Active Member

    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    With all due respect, The only chance of being mistaken for a school boy is if you act like one.
     


  3. munchausen

    munchausen Senior member

    Messages:
    8,189
    Likes Received:
    2,222
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2009
    With all due respect, The only chance of being mistaken for a school boy is if you act like one.

    You avatar is a perfect match for your posts. I doff my cap to you sir.
     


  4. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

    Messages:
    5,884
    Likes Received:
    638
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2007
    Location:
    Venezia, Italy
    I always find it funny when someone wears such an obviously contrived Ralph Lauren blazer. By all means, wear a crest on your pocket if you are part of a team or the crest has some meaning to you.

    My girlfriend and I were guffawing at Henley Regatta because one fool was proudly walking around with a Ralph Lauren rowing blazer on as if he owned the place. 'Ah yes, I see you rowed for...Ralph Lauren, and in 1967. How wonderful!'
     


  5. boarhill

    boarhill Active Member

    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Yes my all means doff away. Now if you would be so kind as to take your coal delivery around to the back that would be greatly appreciated
     


  6. boarhill

    boarhill Active Member

    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Well played Ich...Though I'm quite sure the sight of two Americans "guffawing (and probaly wearing sweat pants and arena football jerseys) probably had everyone else in in stitches laughing at you.
     


  7. John_Edward

    John_Edward Senior member

    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2009
    Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
    I'm glad someone dug up this post as I was going to ask a question regarding contrast trim and yacht/boating blazers.

    I'm quite fond of the contrast trim on blazers. I've got a grey one with black trim and would like a blue one with white trim. These can't be worn daily, but they're a pleasant surprise once in a while. I was complimented in London for the grey and black one and have been complimented in America. It's a nice look.

    Does anyone know who makes/sells these in America?

    On crests & badges: I think it's daft to wear any blazer with a crest emblazened upon it unless you were previously or are presently a member of the institution which the crest represents.
     


  8. boarhill

    boarhill Active Member

    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Unfortunately, cricket jackets are often equated with pomposity (Ted Knight in his yachting outfit in Caddy Shack springs to mind). The key, as with any piece of clothing, is to wear with with your own sense of style and fun. I have a lovely vintage cricket jacket that when paired with a fine open neck shirt and jeans looks quite dashing (if I do say so myself). If on the other hand you pair it with a captain's hat you'll look a complete ass.
     


  9. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

    Messages:
    5,884
    Likes Received:
    638
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2007
    Location:
    Venezia, Italy
    boarhill, I'm British.

    It's funny you mentioned Americans at Henley. You could spot the Harvard and Princeton teams a mile off. However, I think they were less than impressed with a champagne sodden Brit informing them this was the case.
     


  10. boarhill

    boarhill Active Member

    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    My apologies sir. No offence intended. Did you and your girlfriend have a champagne picnic or did you just feed her a raw carrot and a sugar cube?
     


  11. Master Shake

    Master Shake Senior member

    Messages:
    1,046
    Likes Received:
    15
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2006
    Location:
    NYC
    Well played Ich...Though I'm quite sure the sight of two Americans "guffawing (and probaly wearing sweat pants and arena football jerseys) probably had everyone else in in stitches laughing at you.

    [​IMG]
     


  12. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

    Messages:
    11,845
    Likes Received:
    1,864
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2008
    My apologies sir. No offence intened. Did you and your girlfriend have a champagne picnic or did you just feed her a raw carrot and a sugar cube?

    OUCH!
     


  13. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

    Messages:
    5,884
    Likes Received:
    638
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2007
    Location:
    Venezia, Italy
    My apologies sir. No offence intended. Did you and your girlfriend have a champagne picnic or did you just feed her a raw carrot and a sugar cube?

    Judge for yourself, my dear.

    [​IMG]
     


  14. kev777

    kev777 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,465
    Likes Received:
    70
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Location:
    Northern England
    My apologies sir. No offence intended. Did you and your girlfriend have a champagne picnic or did you just feed her a raw carrot and a sugar cube?

    [​IMG]
     


  15. boarhill

    boarhill Active Member

    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Beautiful curves! She's obvioulsy well built from what I can see. Is probably filled regularly with seamen. Whats the name off your boat sir?
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by