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First, a blazer is not a sportcoat or suit jacket.
You know this of course.
The term “blazer” originated in 1825 at the rowing club of St. John's College, Cambridge (known as the Lady Margaret Boat Club). It’s members donned loose fitting and durable bright red jackets. The red color was daring and easy to spot. People began referring to the jackets as blazers.
Flash forward a few years to 1837. The Queen decided to inspect one of her Royal Navy vessels. Looking to impress, The Commander of the chosen ship decided to improve the men's uniform by adding a double breasted jacket with Navy buttons. The name of the ship? The H.M.S. Blazer.
Movies followed to show us what to wear with them, which is when this particular boating blazer appeared to audiences everywhere in early 1949; on a man in a classic drama about love and boat racing on the Thames.
Today, blazers have outgrown the specific color association but not the association with casual cuts and daring maritime endeavors.
The blazer’s sea legs have been appropriately stretched.
She is indeed, solid.
The Boating Blazer (No. 3789). Two-button front. Pure tailored cotton in a twill construction. Fully lined with contrast pick stitching (light blue). Notch lapel with boutonniere buttonhole on left lapel. Welt pocket on wearer’s left chest and flapped welt pockets at hips. Functional four buttons on sleeve vents. Two interior welt pockets. Contrasting under collar. Double back vents.
Men’s even sizes: 36 through 48.
Color: Cream with Blue Stripe.
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Fabric Content: 100% cotton.
Care Instructions: Dry Clean only.
Length of garment ranges from 31 ¼" to 34 ⅛". Varies by size.