Taking the blazer past the ceremonial settings, we have curated a complete guide on how to wear the casual blazer. Whether it’s about dressing things down for casual occasions, giving you a look that is more relaxed or dressing it up for a more semi formal gathering.
There are a lot of factors that need to be considered when buying a blazer. What kind of style should you go for? How should you wear one? Which material is best? If you don’t know what you’re looking for, blazer shopping can be a daunting task.
Our stylists at KMPC MEN have put together a few thumb rules that you can easily follow while shopping for your next blazer. Much easier get in touch with us or visit our studio with an appointment and we would take care of styling it for you.
What is a blazer?
One of the key aspects is to understand how a blazer is different from your suit’s jacket. Well they are poles apart. Often men make the mistake of wearing their suit jacket with contrasting trousers and style it like a blazer. Even if looks like normal to you, people can almost always tell when a suit has been separated for its jacket. So keep your blazer and suit jacket separate
A blazer fit should accommodate layering
Blazer as we say is the most versatile piece of garment in a man’s wardrobe. The reason being that it can easily we dressed up or down. During colder weather you can layer it with polo or sweater styled with a trendy scarf and for summers you can dress it down with a crisp white shirt and a pocket square.
Experiment with colour, pattern and fabric
Unlike a suit where the whole ensemble is made from the same fabric, blazers allow you to experiment with your choice of combination. For example you can pair your linen blazer with a smart pair of cotton chinos. Or your can style your tweed jacket with a polo sweater and flannel pants. The options are endless.
One is never enough
Your blazer collection like your shirt is very integral part of your wardrobe as it allows you to try out all kinds of different styles and fabrics. Also when you buy blazers for different seasons you can style your self better. You can experiment with so many different fabric types like flannel, corduroy, cashmere and linen. The options are many.
Invest in a custom made blazer
Any blazer jackets you buy should fit perfectly. You can get away with wearing ill fitted shirts or knitwear, but blazers need to be fitted exactly to your body measurements. It very rarely that you would find a well fitted blazer in ready to wear fashion stores. It is highly recommended that you invest in at least one custom made blazer that is made precisely to your measurements.
If you’re looking to add a new formal blazer to your wardrobe, you’ll need to reflect about what style will suit your personality or if for a occasion that you will have to style it differently. Similarly weather and occasion also play a huge role into what fabric would be ideal. Once the style and fit is understood and fabric selection has been made, it would be crucial how to style your blazer in different ways to get the most out if your money. You can read an article about 5 ways to style your tweed jacket. Take the tips that we’ve outlined here on board, and you should have no trouble finding the right one for your self.