Monday, May 23, 2011

What is a Blazer anyway?

All blazers are jackets but not all jackets are blazers.... it's beginning to sound like Algebra.

According to Wikipedia

A jacket is a type of sleeved hip- or waist-length garment for the upper torso. A jacket is generally shorter, ending just below the waist, and often lighter. Some jackets are fashionable, while others serve as protective clothing.

Blazer, similar to but more casual than a suit jacket; single- or double-breasted of sturdy material, commonly with metal buttons.

I've even read definitions that include striped cloth school or club colors.

So the search for the Blazer....
When I think of a Blazer, I think of school Thom Browne's collection for Brooks Brother's under the Black Fleece label.
Thom Browne Blazers

The versions.....

Net a porter Blazers 052011

Now to peruse my patterns for possible blazer candidates...

Blazer patterns

I'm thinking 7421 is my best bet, I'll just have to tweak the collar a little, and drop the neckline.

I had to look at what's available at the Vogue website and didn't find a lot, but I did find

McCalls 6172 - Palmer Pletsch jacket in three lengths, and that one on the right looks like a silhouette Stella McCartney has been showing in her spring collections.

McCalls 6172

Butterick 4610 - Looks like a nice pattern for a basic blazer you could do a lot with.
Butterick 4610


  1. Those are some really good ideas for a blazer! I've got a couple of very adaptable patterns so this will be a project I will get to shortly too.

  2. The blazers are great. I have at least one of these patterns!