Our Navy Superfine Merino Wool Blazer is made from the finest 100% wool fabric and features a classic cut that can be dressed up or down. All of our blazer and tailored jackets collection uses either wool or cashmere sourced from specialist mills as standard.
A navy blazer or jacket should be truly wearable and versatile for any occasion, becoming a life investment. Below we discuss why we feel our navy tailored blazer is truly the best in the world...
HIGH QUALITY WOOL FABRICS
Wool is a timeless and classic fabric choice that you will find in most of our luxury blazer collection, specifically superfine merino wool or cashmere. Wool fabrics are usually rich in fibres and textures, giving warmth to the fabric base. Navy wool blazer cloth can also be blended with high-end fabrics like cashmere and silk for new blends and interesting hand-feels.
The world-renowned Scabal, with its home at No.12 Savile Row, is the natural choice to provide the highest quality fabrics for any luxury navy blue blazer. Tracing the history of their original mill back to 1539, they have mastered the skill and craft required to produce rare and elite cloth.
With their mills, set in the glorious hills of Huddersfield, they have perfect atmospheric conditions to nurture the cloth and create rare fibres. Alongside this, the fabrics and cloths have great stability and recovery performance, producing garments that will stand the test of time. Knowing their beautiful elite yarns and the fine details and workmanship of the fabrics, Scabal fully reflects our brand values on quality, design and sustainability.
All our Scabal fabrics offers you the most definitive choice with its large selection of colours, designs and interesting checks, all with the Scabal Bloom finish, which adds a subtle lustre to each cloth to enhance the hue levels. At Scabal, everything begins with cloth, and for over 80 years, they have stood at the forefront of innovation and sophistication in weaving. At present, their unique and inspired cloths can be found in over 75 countries worldwide.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TAILORED AND A TIGHT JACKET
Buying a jacket online that fits beautifully is actually a surprisingly simple process if you take a few comparison measurements off one of your own jackets.
The main point of measure to ensure your jacket is not too tight is the shoulders, it’s really crucial to get a well fitting shoulder. Ensure you look at size charts when purchasing online to understand your key measurements.
In our video details series, we explore the main differences between a tailored jacket vs a tight one, including the four key signs to watch out for that your jacket is fitting too tight.
COMPONENTS OF A LUXURY NAVY BLAZER
All our luxury navy blazers are made to order by master tailors with years of experience. The attention to detail, and delicate finishing touches result in a truly special jacket that will see you through life. Our single breasted blazer features classic styling that can be dressed up or down. This includes medium sized notch lapels, kissing buttons, flap pockets and double vents.
The correct shoulder placement is standard in any luxury tailored jacket. It defines the shape and how well it fits. They come in two types – 'structured' and 'unstructured'.
Structured shoulders have a piece of padding beneath the fabric for shape and support. This creates a more robust shoulder line and gives a blazer a tailored finish. Sports coats and sometimes blazers come unstructured with no padding, allowing the fabric to follow your body.
The pitch of a shoulder in a structured jacket has to be perfect in any navy jacket and requires skill and craftsmanship from any tailor or supplier. Unstructured blazers tend to be more comfortable but also more casual – a blazer that wears more like a cardigan.
The lapel is the strip of fabric that runs from the collar down to the buttons and folds across your chest. Usually, they are formed by folding over the front edges of the jacket or coat and sewing them to the collar, an extra piece of fabric around the back of the neck.
Our tailored jackets collection is notch lapel by standard as this is the most versatile lapel type across menswear to suit any occasion. If you want to slim down your chest and shoulders, notch lapels are the best choice. Lapel styles are determined by how the gorge is treated, and by gorge, we refer to the point at which the jacket's collar and lapel meet. A 90-degree opening cut characterises Notch or Stepped lapels into where the low end of the jacket's collar meets the upper end of its lapel.
A single-breasted navy jacket has one column of buttons and a narrow overlap at the front. Typically, this column will include either one, two, or three buttons and a notch lapel. A tailored jacket will have two or three buttons, whereby a sports coat or blazer is just a singular front button.
Elsewhere you can expect to find buttons on the inside button as a spare and on the sleeves. Simply put, functioning buttons on a navy tailored jacket sleeve are called surgeon's cuffs. Sometimes we call them working buttonholes.
The kissing buttons are buttons across the sleeve and cuff edge of your jacket that touch slightly instead of spaced apart and come as standard with all our jackets. There is also the term, stacked or 'waterfall' buttons, which are kissing buttons that slightly overlap.
Most blazers have three outer pockets, one on each side and another at the left breast. Blazers can also include a ticket pocket, a small extra pocket above one of the side pockets. They make a blazer feel a touch more casual and traditional.
The outer pockets of a navy jacket usually come in either flap or patch pockets. Patch pockets are sewn onto the outside of the jacket, usually on the chest left-hand side. A flap pocket is smarter and more luxurious as it's cut into the blazer, with a piece of fabric that covers the hole up. Most formal is the jetted pocket, which loses the flap altogether.
The chest pocket should be deep enough to hold your silk pocket square to perfection for a finished and accomplished look.
All our tailored luxury blazers at Rampley & Co are single-breasted. They offer a classic and versatile luxurious look, letting our fabrics and quality silk fine art linings be prominent. Single Breasted jackets typically have one column of buttons and a narrow overlap of fabric. In contrast, a double-breasted navy jacket has a wider overlap and two parallel rows of buttons.
It is important to note that a single-breasted blazer is genuinely versatile than a double-breasted due to its streamlined and classic V shape when fastened. Double Breasted jackets can synch at the waist and stomach, which can be unflattering.
At the rear of any navy blazer or tailored jacket, you’ll find a perfect and precise slit cut into the fabric. This is known as a vent and will be either singular or double. A single vent is cut through the centre of the hem, and a double vent has a slit at either side, just behind your trouser pockets.
A standard hemline on a menswear jacket or blazer is cut straight to perfection and not curved.
FINEST SILK JACKET LININGS
Once a men's navy luxury blazer is cut and made to the specific size and requirements, the final part is to insert the lining of choice into the back panel.
Firstly, you need to understand what type of lining fabric to select. Most common and high street brands will use a standard polyester to line their jackets mainly due to cost. So what makes Rampley & Co tailored blazers so special? It has to be our unique and exquisite fine art silk linings, which are standard in all our made-to-order blazers and jackets
Our blazer collection feature three panels (included in the price) of your choice of fine art silk linings, which can be viewed here. We use three panels so that the image can more accurately be aligned within the blazer.
Once you've chosen your lining, simply select it in the drop-down above. See our linings here: Jacket Linings.
Some of our silk jacket linings feature stunning works from masters such as Canaletto, Giordano, Turner and Ruben. Select or browse your favourite artist on-site when purchasing your order.
With our Rampley & Co luxury blazer collection, we always use three lining panels per jacket. This allows our tailors to recreate as much of the scene as possible and will enable us to match it up accurately along the jacket seams. The back seam is particularly tricky, but the use of multiple panels means the image matches whilst also including an allowance for the lining to move within the fabric as it's worn.
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The navy blazer is a timeless menswear icon that will carry you through any occasion. Due to its wearability and versatility, it's essential to invest and spend time researching your jacket of choice.
Our Navy Merino Wool Blazer is made up of many components and parts that can add a sense of luxury and excellence to your wardrobe, for example, premium shell fabrics and fine silk linings. As the navy base fabric colour is super versatile, it gives you options to be creative in your outfit builds and lead any event in confidence.
WHY BUY A RAMPLEY & CO LUXURY BLAZER?
Fit is incredibly important to us and so our tailored jackets are designed to look good across all body shapes, ensuring you always look and feel your best. We offer two fits, slim and regular, as well as allowing you to choose the perfect length to suit your torso and arms. We recommend you take a look at our comprehensive size guide which gives a full overview of the sizing should you wish to check against another jacket here: Jacket Size Guide.
As well as being constructed from fabric supplied by the world renowned Scabal of Savile Row, what makes our jackets truly exceptional is the ability to select your choice of lining (included in the total price). Your lining is not about being extravagant, but ensuring you have something personal to you. We have a large selection of jacket linings, but also offer a bespoke service should you want a truly one-of-a-kind jacket.
Once you have purchased your jacket, one of our team will follow up with you to double check the details and answer any further questions. Your satisfaction is absolutely guaranteed, so you can be sure that you will be delivered a jacket that exceeds your expectations.