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The Blended Blazer – Black Lapel Recommends The Linen Blend Blazer

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The Blended Blazer - Black Lapel Recommends the Wool Linen Blazer

A linen blazer sounds like a frivolous choice. Isn’t linen a purely summer fabric that should be saved for the South of France and other such exotic locales? Who’s got room in their closet for such a sartorial mono-tasker? Not us. If we’re going to get a blazer we better be able to wear the hell out of that bad boy for at least two seasons of the year. Enter the wool-linen blazer. Blend the coolness of a linen blazer with the versatility and durability of a traditional wool jacket and you get what could easily become your favorite part of your warm weather wardrobe. Here’s how to incorporate these blended blazers into your look this spring and summer.

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1. Khaki Linen Blend Custom Blazer

When most people picture a linen blazer, they’re picturing a khaki jacket like this one. They’re just picturing it all wrinkled up which, to be fair, is how a pure linen blazer usually looks. This blended version retains the roughness of a linen sport jacket without looking as wrinkled as Yoda’s 800-year-old upper lip. This jacket is great for scooting around Rome on a Vespa but it works just fine even if you’re just scooting in next to a cutie at a sidewalk cafe in Brooklyn.


2. Bowery Tan Windowpane Custom Blazer

If a solid khaki blazer made with linen is a little too predictable, change things up with this windowpane blazer that mixes tan with dark brown lines. Wear this “goes-with-everything” blazer whether you’re going out for a night of al fresco dining or a lunch meeting with Al from accounting.

3. Light Blue Linen Blend Custom Blazer

Say the words “blue blazer” and visions of navy jackets on prep school lads come to mind. But school is out this summer and it’s time to add some lightness (and some linen) to the blue blazer. Keep the rest of your outfit neutral, as we’ve done here. The only color matching to worry about here is matching the color of this jacket with the bright blue summer skies. Follow this simple advice and the sun will shine on you all day long.


4. Delancey Blue Windowpane Custom Blazer

This pattern looks great as a suit but works equally well as a blazer with a pair of casual chinos or jeans. Run your hand across this nubby textured jacket and you’ll feel the classic coarseness of the linen plus the softness of the wool. Of course, when you’re wearing it, don’t be surprised if other people want to run their hands across it. If theaforementioned “other people” happen to be attractive, don’t say we never did anything for you.

We hope we’ve given you some ideas for where (and how) to wear one of these blended blazers. So the next time you want to step up a your summer style, don’t sweat it, just reach for one of these bad boys.

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2 thoughts on “The Blended Blazer – Black Lapel Recommends The Linen Blend Blazer”

  1. Yeah, the Delancey blue windwpane is rockstar good. I am usually opposed to wearing blazers with jeans (like Al Pacino said to Johnny Depp in Donnie Brasco, this ain’t no rodeo), but I think this one could work with some well fitting jeans. Besides that, though, would definitely look good with chinos or wool pants. Great color!

    1. Black Lapel says:

      First of all, you get a gold star for the Donnie Brasco reference, Gavin!

      Also, we agree, the Delancey definitely works with chinos or wool pants. It’s a really versatile pattern so pairing with it is half the fun of wearing it. Glad you liked it.

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