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J’Accuse! | Manolo for the Men


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”?