Section: Men's Sport Jackets & Blazers - Blog
What does the well-dressed man wear when he wants to make an impression but doesn’t want to wear a suit? The traditional choice is a blazer, which is also called an odd jacket because it doesn’t have a pair of matching trousers. It’s a hard working wardrobe item that can be paired with jeans for dressing down or odd trousers for a dressy look. If you don’t already own one, you’re limiting your wardrobe options and style.
Men's blazersare incredibly versatile wardrobe items. A classic navy blue blazer is usually one of the first blazers a man should own or add to his clothing collection. Match it with odd trousers but remember, it isn't a substitute for a suit. Instead, it is a functional alternative to fill the gap between a tailor made business suit and casual attire.
Having evolved over the years, the modern blazer features these characteristics:
Like suits, there are three blazer styles:
Because of the increased frequency of travel and fluid borders, finding all three styles in your area shouldn't be difficult. Interestingly, while the country styles provide historical perspective, hybrid mixes of the three styles are common and often, preferred.
Buttons are a blazer's most noticeable aspect and can range from delicate smoked-mother-of-pearl buttons to heavy, solid-gold family heirlooms passed from one generation to the next. Most manufacturers make their jackets with brass buttons, but if you'd like to increase the versatility of your blazer, buy a few sets of buttons and change them seasonally. For example, in spring and summer, use mother of pearl; for fall, use silver, and then switch to gold in winter.
Blue worsted serge is the classic blazer fabric, although any navy worsted or flannel wool can be a classic choice, too. Rougher weaves or fabrics with a slight pattern transform the jacket from a blazer to a blue sports coat. How's that for versatility?
Blazers should fit in much the same ways as suit jackets or sports coats should.
As we mentioned earlier, if you don't own at least one blazer jacket, you're handicapping your style and mix and match opportunities. Once you own one, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it. While you could buy it off-the-rack, if you're like most men, who can't get a decent fit with off-the-rack garments, you'll discover it's less expensive to buy a custom made one up front than to pay the expensive alterations costs to get a good fit.
At Montagio Custom Tailoring, we pride ourselves on helping men get the best fit. Our master tailors help you:
Find out more about men's blazer jackets by visiting our Sydney showroom.
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