A blue blazer is a blue blazer, right? Not really.
With so many quality new designers hitting the menswear market, there are “blazers” available to suit just about any occasion. It’s important to know the differences and have jackets in a range of constructions and fabrics.
To illustrate this point, I’m contrasting two jackets by wearing the exact same outfit, changing only the jacket between two looks.
This first blazer has the properties of a typical, well-made, suit jacket – in fact it is one.
1. Fully Lined and Refined
Fully canvased, fully lined, medium shoulder pad, extra-roped shoulder, peak lapels (w/ two lapel button holes), double vents, in a blue/grey subtle shadow plaid 8oz Loro Piana Super 130s wool/mohair.
This jacket, because of its structure and fabric, is inherently “dressy”. It’s cut sharp and drapes clean over the body, giving a sleek, clean-line silhouette.
- Brown Leather Belt by Banana Republic
- Blue shadow plaid suit jacket by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Brown striped tie by Ralph Lauren Black Label
- Brown suede captoe lace-ups by To Boot NY
- Khaki cotton chinos by Ralph Lauren Polo
- Lavender hairline stripe shirt by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Silver 2″ tie bar by Tiffany & Co
- Tortoiseshell sunglasses by Persol