Vintage blazer mystery

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by jonATL, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. jonATL

    jonATL New in Town

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    Hi,

    I've been a long-time poster on StyleForum and Ask Andy, and I was directed here for some advice on a mystery blazer I picked up recently. Does anyone know this label? It has really nice MOP buttons.

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    Any help, or any suggestions on where I should look, would be appreciated.

    Jon
     
  2. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    Looks almost like a military or uniform company label. Jacket looks '70s or '80s to my eye.

    Here's a similar label in a Canadian Navy coat.
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  3. jonATL

    jonATL New in Town

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    So that May 21 - 40, in different font sizes, is probably not the year?
     
  4. Gin&Tonics

    Gin&Tonics Practically Family

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    The long string of numbers starting with a 3 could very well be a military stock number, but the jacket doesn't look at all like a military uniform. 2 thoughts come to my mind; conversion from tunic to blazer, or perhaps officer's mess dress? Just a thought.
     
  5. nihil

    nihil One of the Regulars

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    Veterans associations often utilize blazers of various designs as a sort of 'uniform' for formal-ish events (gatherings, meetings, excursions, dinners, etc.).
     
  6. Cobden

    Cobden Practically Family

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    I'd go for some form of uniform, though not military. Perhaps airline cabin crew or bus driver or something of that ilk. Any possibility of a closeup of the buttons?
     
  7. jonATL

    jonATL New in Town

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    The buttons are really cool, but weathered.

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  8. jonATL

    jonATL New in Town

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    Any more ideas?
     

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