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The Blazer

 In the world of menswear, the name ‘blazer’ is attached to two quite distinctly different garments: the navy blue jacket that adds a touch of formality to a casual outfit; and the striped or brightly coloured jacket worn at sporting events such as rowing.  However, it is the classic navy blue double breasted jacket that we are considering here. Both garments share their sporting origins on the water. The sports blazer was the garment of choice for rowing clubs, with its bright stripes or vivid solid colours supposedly being described as ‘ablaze with colour’. The navy blue double breasted jacket has its origins in the uniforms of the Royal Navy and Britain’s merchant fleet, then spreading to navies worldwide, before...

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