Creating An Ideal Navy Blazer

I altered a fairly standard looking RTW double breasted jacket into a stylish traditional navy blazer with metal buttons.

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The Harrington Jacket

A short history of the Harrington jacket, the few common designs and how you can style them.

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Jacket Button Stance: What Is It, and Why Is It Important?

Have you ever noticed that some jackets look better on you than others, even with the same measurements? Perhaps you’ve had a jacket at some point that has issues with tightness around the top buttoning point, even though the measurements say that everything should be correct. Or, a you’ve bought a regular length jacket off the rack that makes you look a bit short for some reason. Chances are that any of these issues – especially if they’ve arisen from a contemporary off the rack jacket – are caused by a button stance that is too high.

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Definition: What are Surgeon Cuffs?

A surgeon cuff is something you have quite likely seen before. If you have ever had a jacket or suit made for you, you have probably even owned surgeon cuffs before.

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Choosing a Suit Jacket, Pt. 3: The Details

The details can be just as instrumental in making a suit or jacket look great as the cut and fit; with unflattering details, it becomes harder to match the jacket with accessories and shoes. We have covered lapel and fronting, as well as the jacket construction. Now that you have the biggest parts in check, it is time to discuss the details! In this section of the guide we will cover rear vents, pockets, armholes and sleeve buttons.

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Tailored Jackets and Backpacks Do Not Mix

Backpacks and other over the shoulder bags are very popular ways of carrying your things, thanks to the practical nature of them. They are a staple of young people’s accessories. The familiarity means both are popular choices among men entering the professional workforce. Unfortunately, this means they are often worn over suits and blazers; a sure-fire way to ruin the jacket quickly.

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