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I was watching an episode of the early 90s britcom Keeping Up Appearances recently and something caught my eye. One of the characters at an estate sale was wearing a brown worsted blazer (not tweed) with what appeared to be metal buttons! I suppose they could be a light tan leather button but they really look like brass to me.

Was this ever a thing? If you are one of us who like metal buttons on blazers, would you consider wearing a brown one? I鈥檓 intrigued. 馃
 

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Hey everyone,

I was watching an episode of the early 90s britcom Keeping Up Appearances recently and something caught my eye. One of the characters at an estate sale was wearing a brown worsted blazer (not tweed) with what appeared to be metal buttons! I suppose they could be a light tan leather button but they really look like brass to me.

Was this ever a thing? If you are one of us who like metal buttons on blazers, would you consider wearing a brown one? I鈥檓 intrigued. 馃
I love "Keeping up Appearances" however watched so many times I know what is coming. I liked the first Rose better, just seems a better fit.

I have a brown blazer with brass buttons, some reason it is in storage, otherwise get you a picture. One of my favorites, partly because this oddity enjoys oddities (blazers are to be formal and brown is informal).

Actually, there is a thread on here about it, but the picture is gone, let me see if can go find it.
 

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One was in a closet of two suits, three blazers, and two trousers I bought via kijiji this spring. Not as nice as what you saw as this is 55% polyester and 45% wool. But for $20 including a pair of trousers, also 55% polyester and 45% wool, with a brown pattern, I'll give them try in the fall. Although, the trousers have 20" circumference leg openings, so, unless Europe hurries up and brings back the flair along with the thankfully wider lapels they've brought back, I'll have to have them narrowed. Or, maybe, wear them as is and if anyone says anything, I could just say, "Yeah baby. The 70's. I was there. Sorry you weren't there with us." and carry on.

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There are blazers in quite a range of colours, in addition to the regulation navy blue: I have seen maroon, burgundy, red, green, light blue, beige and tan, all with metal buttons (some gold, others silver or pewter). And let's not forget the sporting blazers, including those loud, brightly-coloured rowing blazers of the Oxbridge set in the twenties in England. I think blazers are in between formal dress (suits) and informal dress ( odd jackets in tweeds and checks, grey flannels). It is somewhat dressy, but also somewhat casual. As for wearing a brown blazer, or one in any other colour, I think how you look in the jacket is really what matters, so try one on and see for yourself. By the way, both Adriel and Winhes2 look great in their respective blazers.

I have been wearing a dark brown cotton sports jacket (regular non-metal buttons) frequently this spring and summer, and I really like the colour and look. It pairs very well with trousers in creams, beiges and khakis, and also, to my surprise, with black.
 

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I saw an image of a Harris tweed jacket (not a blazer) with purple as the dominant colour two years ago, and I have been lusting after one ever since!
I happened on one in a thrift store, needed repairs, then got sick and obese, so never once got to wear it. So I totally understand! I don't know why there are not more colors of tweed than greys and browns.
 

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I got a surprise opportunity to get a few things out of storage and got some of of the coats home, including the tan, medium brown (the closeup of the button is almost true to color), and what might be a French blue for Troons. The blue one changes color enough hard to photograph, a lighter shade of medium blue, slightly warm and dusty. All thrift store finds at Badwill within a short time, the tan and brown are both Botany 500, so does make me wonder if all from the same gentleman.
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