The modern blazer has cemented its position as a wardrobe staple for many Melbournian men and rightly so. These days, the blazer has evolved to single or double-breasted versions made of lightweight wool. Variations include cuts that are close to the body or silhouettes that are more relaxed in shape. Whatever the style, one thing is for certain; the modern blazer can be called upon in almost every situation. It can be paired with a shirt, cardigan and chinos, as pictured in today’s post, or a polo shirt or tee with Bermuda shorts for a sharp casual vibe. The combinations are unbounded and are only limited by your own creativity and mood.
Another important factor to consider when working the blazer is the fit. As I have mentioned in previous posts, the correct fit is paramount in achieving a dapper look. The jacket should fit snugly across the back and hug the shoulders closely. When buttoned, the jacket should sit comfortably over the chest and not gape open. If it does, this is a sure sign that your jacket is too big. Always remember to only button the top button in two-button blazers or the middle button in three-button jackets. This will ensure a relaxed and unconstrained look.
Get this look:
e. Patterned Woven-Silk Tie, $165, Raf Simons, mrporter.com
f. Check-Print Silk Pocket Square, $83, Turnbull & Asser, mrporter.com
g. Neason Leather Boat Shoe, $99.95, countryroad.com.au
h. Ewan Driving Mocassin, $139, countryroad.com.au
Note: Prices correct at time of posting