Section: Men's Sport Jackets & Blazers - Blog
If you only have one jacket in your wardrobe, then it has to be a blazer.
Without a doubt, blazers are the most versatile items of clothing you can own, easily taking you from formal to casual faster than you can pull on of a pair of jeans. And not only that, but a good blazer can take any look, tracksuits aside, to the next level, bumping up those style points along the way.
Now before you go grabbing your suit jacket, it’s important to note the difference between it and a genuine blazer.
That’s right; this isn’t the 19th century, so those nautical style blazers of the past are now quite often the top halves of navy blue suits. Of course, you can still purchase an out and out blazer, and if you decide to do so, here are a few tips on picking the right one.
There are many ways to wear your blazer but here are the five that we like best.
Now before you start thinking that this is just a suit look, it’s not. You’re most likely going to match this with a pair of chinos or smart jeans and some casual shoes. And the dress shirt with tie creates a wonderful sartorial juxtaposition.
Sweaters add texture to what might otherwise be a one-dimensional look. They add a slight touch of sophistication too when worn in a casual setting and give the impression that you made an effort in your appearance.
For a more casual style opt for a polo shirt. The collar ensures that you are still ever so slightly dressed up, but once the blazer is off you’re in pure casual mode. This look is ideal for a day out at a sporting event.
And when you’ve had enough of buttons for the week, it’s time to try the V-neck t-shirt look. The reason for choosing a V-neck as opposed to a crew neck is that the V has that sharp look that works well with your lapels keeping your style hovering at Ryan Gosling levels.
Yes, it’s true that you may wear jeans will all the above looks but then again you might not. While perfectly dyed jeans are a great partner for your new blazer, we also quite like a distressed pair that will dress down that jacket in the most stylish of ways.
So, whether you choose to go with your suit jacket or invest in a standalone blazer, make sure to adopt one of the styles above to bring your style game up a level. And if you happen to be around the CBD then pop into the showroom for a chat and let us be the judge of your new look.
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