Mens Herringbone Tweed Sport Coat
Mens herringbone tweed sport coat blazer also known as the extreme drapes because of their resemblance to the drapes blazer but differed in the volume of the attire. The sport coat blazer attire had the coat which reached the wearer's fingertips, with wide lapels and padded shoulders to amplify the upper body, they also had pants that were plaited and worn up the waist the pants were wide at the thighs and knee section before being tied tightly at the ankles. The mens herringbone tweed sport coat blazer also were worn with pointed shoes that matched with the belt, a fedora hat that had feathers and a long key chain that went all the way to the knees.
History of Mens herringbone tweed sport coat blazer
The mens herringbone blazer history dates back around the period of World War II when they were worn as a sign of rebellion by minority groups especially the African-Americans and Mexican-Americans who were being targeted by the soldiers and the police terming them “unpatriotic”. This led to a civil unrest with the law enforcers purporting that the men were involved in gangs later these Mens were outlawed then banned because of the profligacy of cloth the authorities rationed the materials for civilian use.
However, the fashion was later picked up by jazz musicians across the United States but was hard to find and very expensive. At the beginning of the ‘80s, Japanese designers had models wear Mens herringbone tweed sport coat blazer to the runway and then spread to areas in Canada, France, and The Soviet Union. The style currently is donned by individuals to costume parties or even Halloween. For many individuals who are wearing blazers at this era is usually as a symbol of paying homage to their community elders who had to endure segregation because of their fashion sense. Some even wear it to ensure a continuum of their culture and conserving a history.