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Young Man, Get a Navy Blue Blazer!

Post by Hovannes » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:03 pm

My Navy Blue Blazer---
In 1982 I was in Mammoth, CA where there happened to be a Factory Outlet center, where I picked up a Ralph Lauren Polo Navy Blue blazer, made in the USA, with a $70 price tag.
Over the past 37 years it's been to more weddings, funerals, banquets, masses, trips to the big city, job interviews, business meetings and dates than I can remember (however I never wore it while teaching.) For the past seven or eight years it's been my usher's uniform every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation.
And it still looks great(and still fits!)
No shine, no pelling, no broken buttons.

A good Navy Blue Blazer is an excellent investment.

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Re: Young Man, Get a Navy Blue Blazer!

Post by hugodrax » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:16 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:03 pm
My Navy Blue Blazer---
In 1982 I was in Mammoth, CA where there happened to be a Factory Outlet center, where I picked up a Ralph Lauren Polo Navy Blue blazer, made in the USA, with a $70 price tag.
Over the past 37 years it's been to more weddings, funerals, banquets, masses, trips to the big city, job interviews, business meetings and dates than I can remember (however I never wore it while teaching.) For the past seven or eight years it's been my usher's uniform every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation.
And it still looks great(and still fits!)
No shine, no pelling, no broken buttons.

A good Navy Blue Blazer is an excellent investment.

We'll now return to to the regularly scheduled programming,
Here, here. That and a white point collar shirt and madder tie will get you anywhere you need to be.
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Re: Young Man, Get a Navy Blue Blazer!

Post by JimVH » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:36 pm

My dad told me a man should always have a blue blazer, one pair each of grey and khaki trousers, and a white shirt in his closet. It's the first thing you see entering my closet still today.
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Re: Young Man, Get a Navy Blue Blazer!

Post by TNLawPiper » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:23 am

No shine on a well-loved 37 year old blazer? That is a seriously impressive feat!

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Re: Young Man, Get a Navy Blue Blazer!

Post by DepartedLight » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:36 am

Don't forget your hat.
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Re: Young Man, Get a Navy Blue Blazer!

Post by Cleon » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:17 am

JimVH wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:36 pm
My dad told me a man should always have a blue blazer, one pair each of grey and khaki trousers, and a white shirt in his closet. It's the first thing you see entering my closet still today.
I got the same advice.
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Re: Young Man, Get a Navy Blue Blazer!

Post by Cleon » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:28 am

hugodrax wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:16 pm
Hovannes wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:03 pm
My Navy Blue Blazer---
In 1982 I was in Mammoth, CA where there happened to be a Factory Outlet center, where I picked up a Ralph Lauren Polo Navy Blue blazer, made in the USA, with a $70 price tag.
Over the past 37 years it's been to more weddings, funerals, banquets, masses, trips to the big city, job interviews, business meetings and dates than I can remember (however I never wore it while teaching.) For the past seven or eight years it's been my usher's uniform every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation.
And it still looks great(and still fits!)
No shine, no pelling, no broken buttons.

A good Navy Blue Blazer is an excellent investment.

We'll now return to to the regularly scheduled programming,
Here, here. That and a white point collar shirt and madder tie will get you anywhere you need to be.
My dad gave me a bunch of madder ties from the '80s when I left home in th '90s. I, sadly, got rid of most of them because I thought the were old fashioned.
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Re: Young Man, Get a Navy Blue Blazer!

Post by TNLawPiper » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:09 am

Cleon wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:28 am
hugodrax wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:16 pm
Hovannes wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:03 pm
My Navy Blue Blazer---
In 1982 I was in Mammoth, CA where there happened to be a Factory Outlet center, where I picked up a Ralph Lauren Polo Navy Blue blazer, made in the USA, with a $70 price tag.
Over the past 37 years it's been to more weddings, funerals, banquets, masses, trips to the big city, job interviews, business meetings and dates than I can remember (however I never wore it while teaching.) For the past seven or eight years it's been my usher's uniform every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation.
And it still looks great(and still fits!)
No shine, no pelling, no broken buttons.

A good Navy Blue Blazer is an excellent investment.

We'll now return to to the regularly scheduled programming,
Here, here. That and a white point collar shirt and madder tie will get you anywhere you need to be.
My dad gave me a bunch of madder ties from the '80s when I left home in th '90s. I, sadly, got rid of most of them because I thought the were old fashioned.
Well, they were. It’s just that now they’re not again. #fashion

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Re: Young Man, Get a Navy Blue Blazer!

Post by JimVH » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:27 am

I was previously unfamiliar with the term Madder Ties, though, likely by some supernatural influence, I have always had them in my collection.

I blame public schooling.
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Re: Young Man, Get a Navy Blue Blazer!

Post by hugodrax » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:57 am

JimVH wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:27 am
I was previously unfamiliar with the term Madder Ties, though, likely by some supernatural influence, I have always had them in my collection.

I blame public schooling.
I blame public schooling for a lot of my foibles, errors, and general maladroitness. I only learned they were called madder upon perusing a Brooks Brothers catalog. :D
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Re: Young Man, Get a Navy Blue Blazer!

Post by coco » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:26 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:16 pm
Hovannes wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:03 pm
My Navy Blue Blazer---
In 1982 I was in Mammoth, CA where there happened to be a Factory Outlet center, where I picked up a Ralph Lauren Polo Navy Blue blazer, made in the USA, with a $70 price tag.
Over the past 37 years it's been to more weddings, funerals, banquets, masses, trips to the big city, job interviews, business meetings and dates than I can remember (however I never wore it while teaching.) For the past seven or eight years it's been my usher's uniform every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation.
And it still looks great(and still fits!)
No shine, no pelling, no broken buttons.

A good Navy Blue Blazer is an excellent investment.

We'll now return to to the regularly scheduled programming,
Here, here. That and a white point collar shirt and madder tie will get you anywhere you need to be.
Today I wore a chambray shirt, rep tie, and a blue blazer.
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Re: Young Man, Get a Navy Blue Blazer!

Post by John-Boy » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:16 pm

coco wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:26 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:16 pm
Hovannes wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:03 pm
My Navy Blue Blazer---
In 1982 I was in Mammoth, CA where there happened to be a Factory Outlet center, where I picked up a Ralph Lauren Polo Navy Blue blazer, made in the USA, with a $70 price tag.
Over the past 37 years it's been to more weddings, funerals, banquets, masses, trips to the big city, job interviews, business meetings and dates than I can remember (however I never wore it while teaching.) For the past seven or eight years it's been my usher's uniform every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation.
And it still looks great(and still fits!)
No shine, no pelling, no broken buttons.

A good Navy Blue Blazer is an excellent investment.

We'll now return to to the regularly scheduled programming,
Here, here. That and a white point collar shirt and madder tie will get you anywhere you need to be.
Today I wore a chambray shirt, rep tie, and a blue blazer.
Today I wore blue jeans, vintage standard t-shirt, and old yard boots with red paracord laces.
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Re: Young Man, Get a Navy Blue Blazer!

Post by coco » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:14 pm

John-Boy wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:16 pm
coco wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:26 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:16 pm
Hovannes wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:03 pm
My Navy Blue Blazer---
In 1982 I was in Mammoth, CA where there happened to be a Factory Outlet center, where I picked up a Ralph Lauren Polo Navy Blue blazer, made in the USA, with a $70 price tag.
Over the past 37 years it's been to more weddings, funerals, banquets, masses, trips to the big city, job interviews, business meetings and dates than I can remember (however I never wore it while teaching.) For the past seven or eight years it's been my usher's uniform every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation.
And it still looks great(and still fits!)
No shine, no pelling, no broken buttons.

A good Navy Blue Blazer is an excellent investment.

We'll now return to to the regularly scheduled programming,
Here, here. That and a white point collar shirt and madder tie will get you anywhere you need to be.
Today I wore a chambray shirt, rep tie, and a blue blazer.
Today I wore blue jeans, vintage standard t-shirt, and old yard boots with red paracord laces.
You need a blue blazer to go with that.
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Re: Young Man, Get a Navy Blue Blazer!

Post by John-Boy » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:29 pm

coco wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:14 pm
John-Boy wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:16 pm
coco wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:26 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:16 pm
Hovannes wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:03 pm
My Navy Blue Blazer---
In 1982 I was in Mammoth, CA where there happened to be a Factory Outlet center, where I picked up a Ralph Lauren Polo Navy Blue blazer, made in the USA, with a $70 price tag.
Over the past 37 years it's been to more weddings, funerals, banquets, masses, trips to the big city, job interviews, business meetings and dates than I can remember (however I never wore it while teaching.) For the past seven or eight years it's been my usher's uniform every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation.
And it still looks great(and still fits!)
No shine, no pelling, no broken buttons.

A good Navy Blue Blazer is an excellent investment.

We'll now return to to the regularly scheduled programming,
Here, here. That and a white point collar shirt and madder tie will get you anywhere you need to be.
Today I wore a chambray shirt, rep tie, and a blue blazer.
Today I wore blue jeans, vintage standard t-shirt, and old yard boots with red paracord laces.
You need a blue blazer to go with that.
I have changed. I am now wearing blue cargo shorts with a sleeveless "crabby jack's" t-shirt
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Re: Young Man, Get a Navy Blue Blazer!

Post by DepartedLight » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:31 pm

coco wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:14 pm
John-Boy wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:16 pm
coco wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:26 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:16 pm
Hovannes wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:03 pm
My Navy Blue Blazer---
In 1982 I was in Mammoth, CA where there happened to be a Factory Outlet center, where I picked up a Ralph Lauren Polo Navy Blue blazer, made in the USA, with a $70 price tag.
Over the past 37 years it's been to more weddings, funerals, banquets, masses, trips to the big city, job interviews, business meetings and dates than I can remember (however I never wore it while teaching.) For the past seven or eight years it's been my usher's uniform every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation.
And it still looks great(and still fits!)
No shine, no pelling, no broken buttons.

A good Navy Blue Blazer is an excellent investment.

We'll now return to to the regularly scheduled programming,
Here, here. That and a white point collar shirt and madder tie will get you anywhere you need to be.
Today I wore a chambray shirt, rep tie, and a blue blazer.
Today I wore blue jeans, vintage standard t-shirt, and old yard boots with red paracord laces.
You need a blue blazer to go with that.
And a hat.
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Re: Young Man, Get a Navy Blue Blazer!

Post by JimVH » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:42 pm

DepartedLight wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:31 pm
coco wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:14 pm
John-Boy wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:16 pm
coco wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:26 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:16 pm
Hovannes wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:03 pm
My Navy Blue Blazer---
In 1982 I was in Mammoth, CA where there happened to be a Factory Outlet center, where I picked up a Ralph Lauren Polo Navy Blue blazer, made in the USA, with a $70 price tag.
Over the past 37 years it's been to more weddings, funerals, banquets, masses, trips to the big city, job interviews, business meetings and dates than I can remember (however I never wore it while teaching.) For the past seven or eight years it's been my usher's uniform every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation.
And it still looks great(and still fits!)
No shine, no pelling, no broken buttons.

A good Navy Blue Blazer is an excellent investment.

We'll now return to to the regularly scheduled programming,
Here, here. That and a white point collar shirt and madder tie will get you anywhere you need to be.
Today I wore a chambray shirt, rep tie, and a blue blazer.
Today I wore blue jeans, vintage standard t-shirt, and old yard boots with red paracord laces.
You need a blue blazer to go with that.
And a hat.
A neck tie madders, too.
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Re: Young Man, Get a Navy Blue Blazer!

Post by coco » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:06 pm

John-Boy wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:29 pm
...I have changed. I am now wearing blue cargo shorts with a sleeveless "crabby jack's" t-shirt
Even a blue blazer can't help that.
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Re: Young Man, Get a Navy Blue Blazer!

Post by FredS » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:05 am

JimVH wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:42 pm
DepartedLight wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:31 pm
coco wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:14 pm
John-Boy wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:16 pm
coco wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:26 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:16 pm
Hovannes wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:03 pm
My Navy Blue Blazer---
In 1982 I was in Mammoth, CA where there happened to be a Factory Outlet center, where I picked up a Ralph Lauren Polo Navy Blue blazer, made in the USA, with a $70 price tag.
Over the past 37 years it's been to more weddings, funerals, banquets, masses, trips to the big city, job interviews, business meetings and dates than I can remember (however I never wore it while teaching.) For the past seven or eight years it's been my usher's uniform every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation.
And it still looks great(and still fits!)
No shine, no pelling, no broken buttons.

A good Navy Blue Blazer is an excellent investment.

We'll now return to to the regularly scheduled programming,
Here, here. That and a white point collar shirt and madder tie will get you anywhere you need to be.
Today I wore a chambray shirt, rep tie, and a blue blazer.
Today I wore blue jeans, vintage standard t-shirt, and old yard boots with red paracord laces.
You need a blue blazer to go with that.
And a hat.
A neck tie madders, too.
I see what you did there.
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Re: Young Man, Get a Navy Blue Blazer!

Post by Hovannes » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:06 am

IIRC I have five silk madder ties in the closet.
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Re: Young Man, Get a Navy Blue Blazer!

Post by rgcurrey » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:41 pm

If one ever wanted to take the next step a nice dark gray suit will take you the rest of the way.
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