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I stumbled across a burgundy blazer today. I know BB has an unusual, though accepted bottle green one, but how would this community react to a burgundy one?
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I suppose in certain situations it might work out. Let's see some pics.
Thats what the salespeople at Century21 wear here in NYC.
A hunt breakfast?

Volunteer as a customer service coordinator at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.: "Easily recognizable by their burgundy blazers, the coordinators staff the main information desk and cover both outpatient clinics and inpatient units. Their responsibilities range from walk-in patients to appointments to resolving billing issues."

Former WW II POWs wear burgundy blazers, "the color of blood," at memorial services for fallen soldiers.

It is part of the dress code for Bronte College, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, along with grey trousers, navy v-neck sweater, and an unspecified tie.

M. R. Security, of Edmonton, Canada, also uses a burgundy blazer, grey trousers.

So, what's my point? Blazers started out as organizational garb in whatever color that organization adopted. Only the navy blue blazer has widely become an item of general wear. Now, there's really no reason why blazers of other colors couldn't be worn by anyone on any occasion, but it's going to seem faintly "uniform" in the eyes of many people.

How to avoid that: Be sure that you accessorize in such a way that it is clearly not a uniform. In the case of a burgundy blazer, for instance, given the number of uniforms that use grey trousers with that, grey trousers might be best avoided. Try cream, perhaps, that being a very impractical choice for a uniform. Make sure the tie is a little wild, maybe a colorful paisley in golds, greens, or even pinks or lavenders. Maybe a shirt with contrasting collar and cuffs, with the body in light blue or pink?
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Maybe at Christmas...
I've gotten quite a lot of razzing in the forum culture for my green blazer from W.W. Chan, notwithstanding the example of Brooks and the green blazer's endorsement by Roetzel and others. I suspect it might be as bad for a burgundy blazer.
I've seen the ushers in movie theaters wear burgundy blazers to good effect but otherwise, I would pass on the opportunity! ;)
Get it in a DB style. Particularly if you get custom buttons, no one will mistake you for anything but a dashing rogue.

I also second the idea of cream-colored trousers with the blazer.
I recently came across a db burgandy one and I'm tempted to buy it. I like it, but can't seem to get up enough nerve to actually purchase it.
I stumbled across a burgundy blazer today. I know BB has an unusual, though accepted bottle green one, but how would this community react to a burgundy one?
There was another thread in which I mentioned that I was mistaken for a congressional page when I was sixteen. If the coat looks like quality, and it fits well, people won't assume it's a uniform.

As for the bottle green, I really think its popularity is associated with a blazer in a lighter shade that's worn by members of a certain club in eastern Georgia and the winner of a golf contest they sponsor each April.
I've gotten quite a lot of razzing in the forum culture for my green blazer from W.W. Chan, notwithstanding the example of Brooks and the green blazer's endorsement by Roetzel and others. I suspect it might be as bad for a burgundy blazer.
Say it ain't so!

The forest- or tartan-green blazer is an acknowledged classic. Burgundy is . . . well, not.

I am trying to picture a burgundy DB blazer looking anything other than truly awful, and I can't do it.

The dark-green blazer, btw, should never be mistaken for the distinctive kelly-green blazer associated with Augusta National.

On a vaguely related note: For many years, the University of Maryland's athletic director was a man named Jim Kehoe who was locally famous for his penchant for somewhat GTH plaid sportcoats, like so:

Sometimes "Coach Kehoe" would flip the script and wear a solid cranberry blazer with plaid pants, a white belt, and white shoes. Whoa. I wish I could find a pic of one of those ensembles.
Another suggestion to pull off the burgandy sport coat look (and to certainly differentiate from the undistinguished crowd) is to get one in linen.
I think we can conclude that i should rather buy something else:icon_smile_wink:
The main character in Taxi Driver wears one on a date.
The main character in Taxi Driver wears one on a date.
It goes good with a mohawk.

Are you talking to me?
I can't imagine that it would be terribly versatile or even look all that good.
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