A Tribute to Samantha Bee’s Patriarchy-Busting Blazer Collection

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Since Full Frontal debuted in February, Samantha Bee has brightened up the drab late-night landscape with her fearless rants, irreverent wit, and, of course, her impressive collection of power blazers.

Often paired with jeans and sneakers, the power blazer is Bee’s combat uniform, a versatile staple that pairs perfectly with a righteous takedown of the GOP/the NRA/”sociopathic 70-year-old toddler” Donald Trump, or whoever else Sam might have in her crosshairs. Comfortable yet businesslike, stylish without being fussy — not since pantsless Rihanna at the 2014 BFAs or the founding of Zara has the humble blazer enjoyed such a renaissance.

“A blazer is just my life staple,” Sam has said of her decision to forego the usual dress and heels in favor of the distinctive lewk. “I rock a blazer.” Here now, a tribute.

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Lightweight linen and comfortable sneakers are a must for wading through the filthy wreckage of the RNC.

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This chic, multipurpose black blazer would certainly survive a Marie Kondo closet overhaul, unlike the thousands of untested rape kits sitting in police stations across the country (as Sam riffs in her segment on national rape-kit backlog: “Does this rape kit spark joy? No. Into the trash it goes.”)

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When Ted Cruz’s campaign died, Sam donned respectful black mourning attire. She also sang a song!

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What item of clothing better encapsulates the regressive, backward-looking nationalism of Brexit than a traditional Redcoat?

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A double-breasted, navy-blue jacket, perfect for dismantling the patriarchy after a late lunch at the Yale Club. 

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The GOP may want to legislate women’s bodies, but they can’t take away our flattering vertical stripes.

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Ahh green, the color of money, or as Sam calls it, “Venmo for old people.”

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When Scalia died, Sam opted for a simple, classy white blazer, while Mitch McConnell opted to “honor America’s greatest champion of original intent then by wiping [his] obstructionist ass on the very document he holds so dear.” Different strokes!

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Bright colors and prints can serve as a welcome distraction from bleak subject matter, such as the crumbling of American democracy.

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Really, what is a leather jacket if not the ultimate blazer?

A Tribute to Samantha Bee’s Blazer Collection