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  • 17/1245 vintage 1952 royal hong kong yacht club heavyweight melton wool navy blue d/b blazer 44 short to regular
  • 17/1245 vintage 1952 royal hong kong yacht club heavyweight melton wool navy blue d/b blazer 44 short to regular
  • 17/1245 vintage 1952 royal hong kong yacht club heavyweight melton wool navy blue d/b blazer 44 short to regular
  • 17/1245 vintage 1952 royal hong kong yacht club heavyweight melton wool navy blue d/b blazer 44 short to regular
  • 17/1245 vintage 1952 royal hong kong yacht club heavyweight melton wool navy blue d/b blazer 44 short to regular
  • 17/1245 vintage 1952 royal hong kong yacht club heavyweight melton wool navy blue d/b blazer 44 short to regular
  • 17/1245 vintage 1952 royal hong kong yacht club heavyweight melton wool navy blue d/b blazer 44 short to regular
  • 17/1245 vintage 1952 royal hong kong yacht club heavyweight melton wool navy blue d/b blazer 44 short to regular
  • 17/1245 vintage 1952 royal hong kong yacht club heavyweight melton wool navy blue d/b blazer 44 short to regular
  • 17/1245 vintage 1952 royal hong kong yacht club heavyweight melton wool navy blue d/b blazer 44 short to regular
  • 17/1245 vintage 1952 royal hong kong yacht club heavyweight melton wool navy blue d/b blazer 44 short to regular
  • 17/1245 vintage 1952 royal hong kong yacht club heavyweight melton wool navy blue d/b blazer 44 short to regular
  • 17/1245 vintage 1952 royal hong kong yacht club heavyweight melton wool navy blue d/b blazer 44 short to regular
  • 17/1245 vintage 1952 royal hong kong yacht club heavyweight melton wool navy blue d/b blazer 44 short to regular
  • 17/1245 vintage 1952 royal hong kong yacht club heavyweight melton wool navy blue d/b blazer 44 short to regular
  • 17/1245 vintage 1952 royal hong kong yacht club heavyweight melton wool navy blue d/b blazer 44 short to regular
  • 17/1245 vintage 1952 royal hong kong yacht club heavyweight melton wool navy blue d/b blazer 44 short to regular
  • 17/1245 vintage 1952 royal hong kong yacht club heavyweight melton wool navy blue d/b blazer 44 short to regular
  • 17/1245 vintage 1952 royal hong kong yacht club heavyweight melton wool navy blue d/b blazer 44 short to regular
  • 17/1245 vintage 1952 royal hong kong yacht club heavyweight melton wool navy blue d/b blazer 44 short to regular
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17/1245 vintage 1952 royal hong kong yacht club heavyweight melton wool navy blue d/b blazer 44 short to regular

£109.00
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  • The Chaps Say:

    A delightful old character! Rare opportunity.

    • Dated
    • 100% wool
    • Heavyweight cloth
    • Canvassed construction
    • Double-breasted
    • Patch hip pockets
    • Half lining
    • Unvented

    Condition: VERY GOOD - would be considered 'Excellent' but for some minor flaws. See photos.

    Estimated size to fit: UK / US 44 Short to Regular, Europe 54

    Underarm to underarm - 23.5"
    Across fastening - 22.5"
    Cuff to underarm - 18"
    Cuff to shoulder seam - 24.75"
    Shoulders - 19.5"
    Length from nape of neck (excluding collar) to hem - 30.25"

    Our stock ref: 17/1245
    Unpacked weight: 1310g

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Blazer History

A savvy row buying guide.

There appear to be 2 competing theories to explain the origin of the blazer. The earliest on record (1825) is that the scarlet red jackets worn by The Lady Margaret Boat Club (the rowing club of St. Johns College, Cambridge) were seen to 'set the water ablaze'.

Photo shown with kind permission of 'Fiver' - copyright fiverlocker 2012.

Alternatively...in 1837 the Commander of the frigate H.M.S. Blazer was told that England’s young queen, Victoria, would soon inspect his ship. He took one look at the unsightly condition of his crew’s dress and decreed that they would get new uniforms. He decided on a short jacket with Brass Royal Navy buttons. There is a disagreement as to the colour of those first Blazers. In one account the jackets were striped navy and white, but another reports solid navy. In either case, Victoria was so favourably impressed she required all sailors to be in similar uniform.


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