Hear ye, hear ye!
While Classic Cleaners’ history doesn’t date back quite as far as the original term “blazer”, with at least a few of its owners being history buffs, we thought it would be fun to share three explanations of how blazers came by their name.
In 1837, as at least one account goes, the commander of the H.M.S. Blazer was informed that Queen Victoria would be inspecting his ship. In preparation for the visit, the commander ordered new uniforms for the crew, deciding on a short jacket with brass Royal Navy buttons. The queen was so impressed, the legend holds, she required all sailors to be in similar uniform.
The oarsmen at St. John’s College at Cambridge University wore red striped sport coats. When the sun shone on the water, it looked as if the coats were “ablaze”.
In the 1800’s British nobles “emblazoned” their jackets with their family’s coat of arms.
Whether or not you’re a history buff, remember that at Classic Cleaners there is a special every month, in addition to our Classic Rewards program.
Whichever version of the story is your personal favorite, celebrate the history of “blazer-dom” by taking advantage of the very modern April special-of-the-month at Classic Cleaners!
by Reb of the Classic Cleaners blog team