The Shoe Snob Blog

April 12, 2012

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What I Am Wearing

One of the biggest perks about working at a tailor’s shop (apart from the amazing alterations that I manage to sneak in) is the fact that I get to take part in some of the best deals, like sample sales and private sales for the staff. Recently there was a sale for all of the staff of G&H of which they were offering some of the archival pieces from their military collection. A lot of this stuff was bespoke made and aged in range from 5-50+ years. It was on a first come first serve basis, so I managed to get in early and nab a couple of brilliant pieces such as this double-breasted naval blazer. Luckily for me, none of the insignia that typically adorns naval clothing was affixed to the jacket, so there were minimal alterations, especially considering the fact that it was as if the gentleman that they made it for was identical to me, only from the 1970’s. Nevertheless, I have been very fortunate in my time here with being able to acquire some lovely clothing, and I must say that it has been a great pleasure having this advantage! (Sorry don’t mean to rub it in…)

Shoes: Septieme Largeur
Blazer: Gieves & Hawkes
Trousers: H&M
Shirt: TK Maxx brand
Tie: XMI

  • OwenB

    Wow, that blazer is VERY nice!!

  • AFJ

    It looks more like a coat than a blazer?

  • ramsay

    Justin…you nailed it! How nicely tailored – proportions are dead on!How a man should dress.

  • OwenB – Thank you sir, I do love it myself!

    AFJ – What makes you say that? The other one I got, almost identical but longer, looks more like a coat…

    Ramsay – Thank you for your kind words…

    -Justin

  • AFJ

    @ Justin

    The garment looks ”heavy” and not something youd normally use for a blazer. But it might look totally different in ”real life”.

    brgds

  • AFJ – It is very heavy, you are right in that regard. According to the owners of our military section at G&H, all naval blazers of this type used to be made in a 22oz barathea cloth (10-20 years back). This jacket is from 1979. But now they are making them increasingly lighter (in cloth weight) as people good not bare the heat caused by the extremely thick cloth….but I don’t mind it!

    -Justin