A blazer is a type of jacket matching or belonging to a Suit jacket, but more of casuals. A blazer is generally different from a sports coat as more formal apparel and tailored from solid colour fabrics and other materials. Blazers mostly have naval-style metal buttons to reflect their beginning as jackets worn by boating club members. A blazer's cloth is usually heavy duty, as it is calculated as outdoor wear. Blazers are often part of clothing that denotes, for example, an airline's employees, students of a particular school, members of sports clubs, or sportsperson.
Fabric plays the most crucial role in the differentiation of the blazer compared to the suit and sports jackets. The main fabrics used for the blazer are: Worsted Wool. Common, easy to find, but can make a blazer look like an orphaned suit jacket. Serge: Usually clear finished, Serge has been a staple fabric in military uniforms for many years. Typically has a flat, diagonally-shaped rib pattern. Cashmere. Soft and luxurious, a 100% cashmere blazer is a great option to pair with chinos. Durability is a small issue but quality of the cashmere plays a role in this as well. Flannel. Most often created from wool or cotton, flannel is a soft weave usually woven in twill. Fresco. A rare fabric, created from multiple yarns in wool, the fresco fabric is usually created in a plain weave. A great fabric for the summer due to its thin lining but not recommended as an all-season fabric.
Gray trousers look excellent when wearing a navy blue blazer. Classic light-colored chinos or well-fitted khakis are a less formal alternative. Jeans can be worn with a blazer; however, this is an informal outfit. For those with no fear, blazers can surprisingly be paired well with bright-colored pants in red, orange, or green. Again, not for the faint of heart but doable for the dandies out there. Shoes: Given the versatility of the blazer, a wide variety of shoes can be worn with them. They look best when the shoes work well with the formality of the trouser. Gray flannels call for cleaner lines of a dark blucher or elegant double monk strap. Chinos call for a more casual loafer or derby.
TYPES: 2-Button Single-Breasted, Pretty common among blazers. Quite possibly the most versatile piece you can own, especially if you get one in a foundation colour such as navy blue. 3 button Single-Breasted. 3-buttoned blazers are slowly gaining acceptance in menswear to compete with its two-button counterpart. The 3-button blazer is ideal for men taller than 6 feet. Pairing a 3-buttoned blazer with different color trousers will provide further balance for taller men as well. 6 button Double-Breasted. A 6-button double-breasted blazer with jetted pockets is synonymous with formal wear. You will generally find peaked lapels on blazers over the notched variety, but this feature is anything but exclusive.
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