The blue blazer, that most functional piece in the male wardrobe. We can thank the rowing club of St. John's College, Cambridge (1825), for originating the term blazer. The club, Lady Margaret Boat Club, termed its jackets blazers because of their flaming red color. To add to the lore is the reefer jacket, of naval origin, which describes a short double-breasted jacket worn by sailors in severe weather while performing 'reefing' the sails. The progeny of these jackets are now known as blazers, replete with brass buttons. And the blazer endures. As David Coggins wrote for Vanity Fair: "The blue blazer represents classicism in its best sense-its appeal is both historic and immediate. It represents unimpeachable sartorial ideals, which is useful, while flattering the wearer, which is vital. If a gin martini is the one cocktail you should make with a sense of authority, then a well-tailored blue blazer is the article of clothing that should hang in your wardrobe, ready to ease you gracefully through society while setting the stage for your winning personality." For there are still dress codes to accommodate. The 21 Club maintains its standards in requiring jackets; those who arrive without one are issued "house jackets", certainly insuring a poor fit and a tired look. The blazers sports heritage, originally a requirement for participating in many sports for the gentleman, is illuminated best by the Italian style icon Luciano Barbera. It was he who said, "Anytime I see a man playing tennis or golf in his jacket, I know he and I can be friends."
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