Men’s Blazer Guide

How to wear the blazer

What to wear a blazer man?

The jacket is one of the pieces easier to wear . It requires no special skills, and accommodates well for solid basic and cheap.

Here are some tracks of associations of clothes that have proven their effectiveness:

  • Tee-shirt (with optional print) + jacket
  • Tee-shirt scoop neck (= deep round neck) + shirt + jacket
  • Shirt (with twisted collar if necessary) + jacket
  • Checked shirt + jacket
  • Cardigan + shirt + jacket
  • Tee-shirt V-neck + pullover V + jacket
  • Hoodie of a sober color (+ optional shirt) + jacket

Subsequently, let’s take the time to illustrate this list of many photos of look.

T-shirt and blazer

Blazer and V-neck tee

If summer weather, a simple blazer lapel copes well with a T-shirt V-neck as the geometric lines of the collar and cuffs are  harmonious.

By combining T-shirts with complementary passes, the layering (= the layer stack) can bring contrast and color recalls.

Here we speak of a clever layering with smart reminders: pouch, button and tee-shirt are of the same color,

In the case of the previous photo, the V-neck tee-shirt worn under the Tunisian tee-shirt creates an additional geometric level and harmonious.

If temperatures are too high, we can apply the same principle of superposition wearing a cotton cardigan and a collared shirt under the jacket V.

Men’s blazer and round neck tee

According to the same geometrical considerations, it may be thought that the round neck is not suitable. In fact, this is not true as the basics are solid and matched with elegance. Below, a T-shirt  BG-1.32 crewneck:

Once you master the basics of the look based on cutting and solid colors, it’s time to play with color without looking too sophisticated ideas ( synonymous brainer).

The shirt and the blazer: a sure bet to start

The shirt is the perfect companion of the blazer because it is a piece whose structure adapts perfectly to the latter: the shirt collar and lapel blazer together form a geometrically harmonious TRES (the neck of the shirt Naturally in that of the blazer, exceeding in a little bit).

As soon as one is comfortable with his blazer and his favorite shirts, we can begin to find original details-called twists-like the neck of the shirt, for example:

The shirt and the blazer man: towards a more advanced style

Associations  twists  can sometimes present geometric contrasts, such as the coexistence of sharp setback on a round neck shirt.

In all cases, an advanced vision of the style can sublimate such details and develop looks that have character.

It is noted that the assortment of the light scarf with the raised cuff gives a connotation of relaxation

In terms of the combination of colors together, be sure to consider the color of the buttons of the shirt. Whether they are made of horn, wood, mother-of-pearl or plastic, they are all the more important to consider as they form the dotted line that leads to your face.

What applies to shirt buttons obviously applies to buttons of vests: here the green reflection of the nacre of the buttons of the cardigan is highlighted by the color of the blazer

It is possible to wear a tee-shirt under a shirt: for example a tee-shirt gray or white under a shirt in chambray.

Attention to the overthink

Always keep in mind not to fall into the multiplication of colors on the one hand, and not try to do too obvious reminders on the other.

Being preoccupied with a perfect assortment reveals a mechanical sensibility. This is not where the true aesthetic sense lies.

Here, as always, it is to aim right but to do it with nonchalance and detachment that nobody should ever doubt.

Feel free to read articles on how to match colors .

About the polo under a blazer

Be open to all parts of the locker room as the style and elegance outweigh the pre-conceived ideas: including polo.

Roll the sleeves of the blazer and play with the colors

An interesting way of appropriating his style is to play with how to wear the blazer in rolling up the sleeves on the forearm.

It is more natural to do so if the sleeves can be open, that is to say, if they are equipped with real buttonholes.

It will be much more complicated to do with blazers without open buttonholes (over-represented in the basic ready-to-wear).

This twist does not necessarily bring more freshness when the temperatures are high because the air can no longer circulate.

Instead, roll up his sleeves brings the right amount of relaxation and helps unveil a color fabric extra (cardigan or blazer lining) with which it is possible to have fun (a point).

Our selection of men’s blazers

Foreword: All models presented below are part of the collection available at the time of writing this article (spring-summer 2014). No need to look for the exact identical 6 months later (but you will find excellent equivalents in these same brands).

The entry level blazers

This is necessarily a price range where we find nothing lasting, but everyone has to go through it. The first prizes at Zara and H & M start at 50 €, where only synthetic (or very standard cotton) is found. If you are targeting the first day of sales, you can make very good deals.

Although they neglect the finish and quality of materials, these major retailers sometimes offer of excellent cuts. It becomes pertinent to retouch these blazers to adapt them perfectly to your morphology (bending, fuselage and bottom sleeve).

It should be noted that a blazer from Zara or H & M hardly makes more than one season. After this time, the padding deforms (upholstery fabric at the shoulders), the fabric shows many signs of wear and, if we had the misfortune to take him to the cleaners, the fabric has small blisters unsightly ( Because of the thermocollant inside the garment)

Finally, we must at all costs make one last thing essential when we surveyed these shops looking for a blazer: attention to the cut, especially in the back.

At the top of the entry level, you can fall back on the selection of blazers COS (190 €). For slender figures, the sobriety of the Swedish fashion is always a safe bet.

Mid-range blazers

To prefer compared to the entry level, it will be always more sustainable and therefore more profitable in the medium term.

Suitsupply , some looks in this article are derived, is a Dutch brand that offers jackets from 200 € to cuts immaculate, the material quality (English tweed, Italian wool, etc.), and withmontages more than respectable (Real openings of sleeves, semi traditional interlining or even full interlining, etc.).

Like many other brands that we appreciate the strategic model of this brand is in the vertical integration (as Frank & Oak which we have already spoken ). Thus, the ratio quality / price is excellent. The catch is that they are accessible on the Internet.

Finally, the Suitsupply shop is an excellent source of inspiration to start composing advanced looks.

The Suitsupply Washington model is a two and a half button blazer with particularly pronounced bend. Here the model is declined in linen and it costs 230 €.

You can also take a look on the side of Gant Rugger, which offers a compromise between elegance and relaxation in its collections.

Caution large company offering cuts and seductive details at exorbitant prices as Kooples, Sandro and consort. Their communication structure and distribution does not allow them to offer quality at a competitive price (they realize gross margins too high, see our article on thecircuit of the ready-to-wear ).

These marks should only be approached during (alleged) withdrawals and other private sales.This is where clothing prices begin somehow to approach a reasonable value in terms of quality (a blazer for a little over 200 € in general).

We make the same point that the input range of blazers about premature aging: attention to padding, often with synthetics or low end, to premature wear and heat bonded fabric that makes bubbles.

High-end blazers

If one wishes to focus on quality and sustainability, we can turn to Filippa K (€ 300), Acne (€ 500), Melinda Gloss (€ 500), De Fursac (500 €) and The Human Comedy (400 €) Which are safe values.

A Melinda Gloss blazer in wool is equivalent to the previous one at 525 €, with pretty wooden buttons.

Passed the next stage of blazers over worked, with cuts having twists stylistic, become strong pieces with lots of character.

This happens on the side of eclectic  and technical jackets (700 €), Ozwald Boateng (600 €), Wooyoungmi (between 500 and 650 €) or Dior Homme (1400 €).

These pieces that send from the dream seem inaccessible. Nevertheless, do not hesitate to enter the luxury stores to try them out, discover what they inspire, observe the details, finishes and touch the fabrics. This is a necessary step if you want to seize opportunities when they arise (at sales, or at brands with more reasonable pricing, although eclectic already offers excellent value for money).

This approach allows to follow a principle that you should never get around: take the time to try and observe. It is a necessary condition for the flourishing of your style.

Bonus: making my own blazer

In the first article , I spoke of the construction method of the fully interfaced jacket I made this year. Let us leave aside the technical aspect of the assembly of the garment. It would be too long and off-topic to go into details. Instead, let’s look at the finishes.

The advantage of making your own clothing lies in the opportunity to choose your material, lining and buttons.

In this case, I chose a matching lining whose original coupon comes from a luxury home.

The assembly is made with a hidden slip point characteristic of the haute couture technique.

Second thing: I took care to please myself when it was time to choose my buttons. I went to a specialized shop of the Marais in order to have a catalog worthy of the name.

You have to enter an inner courtyard to enter the Suppliers Entrance, rue des Francs Bourgeois, in Paris.

Personally, I chose buttons real horn. This material, which is found only on the medium and high-end ready-to-wear, is synonymous with elegance and discretion.

At the end of an improvised photo session, I brought back a few shots of this freshly finished Vitale Barberis flannel jacket.