The Blaze of a Blazer

The first thing to enter a man’s mind when he sets eyes on a blazer is the image of dressing up for a posh and a formal event or a party. In simple terms a blazer isn’t just a jacket of a man’s suit. Its roots lie in the finest of men’s formal fashion but its association with the suit ends right there. Make no mistake even though at a basic level it is just a suit jacket, it has gone on to earn a special place in a man’s wardrobe all thanks to changing trends and times. Today, there are very few things in a man’s wardrobe that are as versatile as a blazer and it is an absolute fashion essential. With a use of a blazer you can perfect the art of dressing up or down whenever you please and believe it this is one of the handiest skills that you could have. Wear a blazer over a nice solid coloured oxford shirt and you are running smart, pair it up with a pair of jeans and you are rocking that smart casual look like a boss, wear it with a pair of matching trousers and a tie and you are suited up. The ability of a blazer to fit into such diverse dressing scenarios is fascinating. Here are the three primary style ideas for you to get up close and personal with the blazer.

The Smart Casual Look: Like we have mentioned earlier, the blazer is not a part of a suit. It is a standalone apparel, despite being derived from a suit jacket. Try on that smart look with a blazer by starting off with dark coloured blazers. Something that gels well with dark coloured denim jeans, cotton trousers and denim jeans is what you’ll need. We personally prefer tones and shades of blue colour and that is probably a great way to start. Also if you are dressing up for an event like a party or a social gathering you can add a lot of flair to the ‘blazered up’ look by wearing a beige coloured one over a white T-shirt and plain black denim jeans with brown coloured boots. You are limited only by your imagination with smart casuals.

Casual: Although the scope for casual dressing in a blazer is covered under smart casuals there are some great styles that you can use when you are just getting ready to have some personal leisure time. The most important thing to note is that sporting a blazer in a casual environment will give you a great opportunity to show people around you that you are a man of style and sophistication. Try bolder colours which are light with dark coloured denim jeans with a variation of t-shirts. The fact that you are dressing up for a casual purpose helps ease the pressure of getting the minute details perfect.

Dressed Up: It is true that absolutely nothing can replace a good suit. But dressing up in blazers and chino trousers with splendid looking oxford shirts helps reduce the monotony of the suit. Think of this combination as a way to introduce some refreshing new change into your formal wardrobe. You can choose to make office wear a completely different and an interesting experience altogether.

Blazer up!
Wear a mens blazer over a nice solid coloured oxford shirt and you are running smart, pair it up with a pair of jeans and you are rocking that smart casual look like a boss, wear it with a pair of matching trousers and a tie and you are suited up.