My friend Craig Rullman and I share a great deal in common, including aesthetic taste. Recently, I ran across a photo of an Afghan hunter from the 1970s that brought up an important point of appreciation that often goes overlooked: the manly fashion statement that is the Field Blazer.
Craig’s commentary was:
“Huge fan of the field blazer in most scenarios. He’s rocking this ensemble.”
Indeed, he is. But this line of thinking inevitably led to the key question in every fashionista scenario: Who wore it best?
After all, the Field Blazer has been deployed by some of history’s most renowned Frontier Partisans, from Boer War commandos to Mexican Revolutionary fighters. And, of course, it is a staple of British shooting/hunting tradition.
UPDATE: Tom from Arizona quite rightly points out that none other than Geronimo should be in the running here. Those conchos bring an awful lot of panache, must admit.
Weigh in in the comments section. Who wore it best?