Brooks Brothers store

Izzy was quite annoyed by the juvenile, snarky tone of this New York Times article on Brooks Brothers, but when the author referred to a “blazer in an understated Harris tweed,” the jig was up. By definition, the proper fabric of a blazer, which is not at all synonymous with a sport jacket, is serge or hopsack, definitely not tweed. (And unlike a sport jacket, a blazer always has metal buttons.) Brooks Brothers’ standards may be on the rise, but the Times’ is clearly slipping.

2 Responses to “J’Accuse!”

  1. yoyo February 24, 2007 at 5:56 am #

    ok how do you define the difference between sporting jackets, suiting jackets,a n d blazers?

  2. yoyo February 24, 2007 at 6:07 am #

    b/c i have suits. I have odd jackets. and i have unstructured odd jackets. but whats all this about/ “blazers”?