How to Choose a Blazer
How To Choose A Blazer That Works For You
It’s back to school time and that means it’s blazer season. In the late summer and early fall, when the weather fluctuates between balmy and blustery a blazer will get you through it all. Choose a blazer wisely and whether it’s your freshman year, you’re fresh out of school or you’re just looking to freshen up a tired wardrobe, you’ll get an A in style this semester.
Why Choose a Blazer At All?
Blazers are powerhouses, and can be dressed up or down to any degree. Wear one to ball game and you’ll be the most stylish guy in the stands. Wear one to the office with a tie and a well-fitting pair of slacks and you’re a step up the style ladder from the average suit and white shirt combo.
For a look that combines the classic gray blazer and the youthfulness of a bolder pattern, consider a gray windowpane blazer. Like that cool TA from English Lit. 101, this jacket knows how to honor the classics but is still in touch with today’s generation.
When you want an erudite look that doesn’t look too studied, pair a simple white shirt and solid tie with a textured navy blazer. The smart choice to mix up textures of blue (the blue knit tie, the blue jeans and blue jacket) says you’re qualified to teach a class in style and turns a stroll across campus into a lecture in good taste.
The Straight A-Student
This light blazer will earn you a 4.0 in dressing. The understated pattern and khaki color make this jacket casual enough for the classroom with a T-shirt and jeans. Of course, after your school days are behind you, you can pair it with a dress shirt (and even add a tie) for a business casual look. Whether you’re a true businessman or a businessman-in-the-making, keeping an easy-to-wear blazer like this in your closet is a shrewd, and stylish, move.
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