Most men do not mix up their clothing enough. Using their jeans as part of casual clothing and only using blazer jackets as formal wear. But both of these types of clothing, including many others can be mixed. Not only does this increase the amount of outfits that can be created with a set amount of clothing in your wardrobe. But this can create smart but casual clothing that is suitable for a variety of occasion. The line where formal and informal dress is never closer. With many events merging between the two.
Let’s focus on the men’s blazer jacket. This piece of clothing is only really considered when a smart look is required. Limiting the potential of the blazer. Try matching a blazer with different coloured trousers to create a much less formal look. While providing much greater possibilities over a single coloured blazer and trousers.
First and foremost, its vital that the blazers you own and intend on buying in the future have a great fit. Therefore it is advisable that when worn regularly a tailored blazer is recommended. Not just because it will be greater quality and will most likely last longer than an off-the-shelf blazer jacket. But because a correctly fitting blazer is essential. It will be much more comfortable and give of a greater image.
If you do decide to buy off-the-shelf, then remember that when measuring your body to find the correct size, you measure around the widest part of the body. Placing the tape close under your arms whilst keeping the tape flat across the back.
Another consideration when choosing a blazer is between the different styles available. There is an American style blazer and an English style blazer.
The American style blazer is identifiable, by looking for 2 buttons and a centre vent. Also featuring notched lapels.
The English style blazer features a special cut that will emphasise the shoulders and chest. Most commonly found as double breasted and a double vent. Most likely have peaked lapels and three buttons.
Each style will suit different body styles, therefore it can be worthwhile to try on both before deciding. But it must be noted that the American style blazers are much easier to be dressed down that their English style counterpart.
Now the basics of the blazer have been covered, lets view the combinations and recommended clothing that best suit blazers.
The first step is to remember that a blazer is not a suit coat. Therefore, unlike a suit, the blazer colour should never match the colour of trousers worn.
Lastly, personalisation is key. Choosing a good well-match combination of trousers and blazer, taking into account the colour is key to standing out. But it doesnt have to stop there, consider mixing the blazer with different combinations of buttons and pocket squares.
Mens blazers have remained in fashion for hundreds of years, and for good reason. Learn to re-kindle your love for the blazer today. Understand the versatility and functionality that it can provide every man.