I took a chance on this jacket on eBay, described by the seller as a "funky Brooks Brothers blazer."
I suppose it is more of a blazer than anything else. It has a vaguely nautical feel, although I would suspect any ship's captain sporting this thing to be guilty of the worst sort of debauchery.
Or perhaps this was a special order for a croquet team in Perth Amboy, N.J.
What the seller didn't mention, and to my delight, is that it's got twin vents. Also an undarted, two-button front. One button on each sleeve. Feels like a linen blend with some synthetic. I'd guess it's a 1970s attempt at being mod.
Anyway, I wore it to work with a baggy pair of "stone" (i.e. off-white) poplins from Bill's Khakis and very dirty bucks. I got nothing but positive reactions, to my surprise. The words "snazzy" and "dapper" were employed.
The lesson? Never mind subtle understatement; Go Garish, Get Girls!
Or something like that.