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ladies', men's and children's jacket with large appliqué pockets, of which the breast pocket bears a club's emblem. Notable for its buttons, which are gold or silver in colour. The b. is produced in a single-colour cloth from worsted yarn, such as gabardine, twill and flannel), most commonly in a dark, deep colour; some b. have stripes or checks. Its shape adapts itself to the prevailing fashion. Sometimes it has no lining. There are a number of theories pertaining to its name: the first claims the b. was first so called in 1889 at Cambridge University, whose rowers wore purple jackets which looked as if they were on fire (from the verb "to blaze"). The second theory claims that the captain of an English ship dressed his crew in jackets of blue sergewith metal buttons, and that the term for the jacket was taken from the name of the ship (The Blazer). The French claim that the term is derived from the French "blason" - coat of arms. This sports (club) jacket has inspired a blazer-style for a wide range of garments, in particular ladies' outfits and sports clothing.


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