You can have a million items in your Wardrobe, but one item will see you good come rain or shine, that’s the classic navy blazer, “now were not on about the ones the old soldiers wear on remembrance Sunday. We’re on about the classic two button single vent ones, that come in classic tweed lush wool even cashmere, if you want to splash out a little you can go bespoke or off the peg it’s your choice.
My favourite blazers are made from tweed, its comes from Scotland & Ireland, lt was made by local people in their homes, tweed is a multicoloured carded yarn and twill construction you could call it a stubby coarse woollen cloth, the local used it for years to keep warm before the land & gentry noticed its great quality’s, a tweed blazer is not just one colour you will have hints of green & purple, so it will give your blazer a unique look, but most of all it will last you a life time.
Wool blazers are in tune with city folk, wool is great for Warmth it insulates protecting the user against heat as well as cold, it is water absorbent soaking up perspiration and circulating it back into the environment & it gets its water-resistant from its waxy fibre-coating. It is also hard to set alight & merely smoulder, it’s very hard-wearing responds well to steam irons, so if your after a year all-rounder a wool blazer is the one to choose.
If your willing to splash the cash a little then cashmere is what you want, it comes from an Asian mountain goat, it’s very light and yet almost as hardy as wool and not subject to the palling (furring) often associated with cashmere, you find both some jackets the cashmere will be blended with other materials so if you’re looking for a business blazer this is the one for you.
If you have searched every Web site but can’t find what you want or can’t find a blazer in your size, then go bespoke the world is your oyster my friend, you have thousands of materials to choose from, you can choose from single vent double vent, three button or two button, notch lapel, slanted pockets straight pockets, what ever is your desire your tailor can make it happen, the reason why l love bespoke blazers, l can get surgeon cuffs with 4 buttons, then the best thing is you get to choose the lining, l love to go for some thing very loud so when l open my blazer people will go wow, “Trust me if you go bespoke you won’t look back.
Cotton blazers are very in vogue right now, there more of a chino material, cotton originally comes from Asia, it absorbs perspiration, cotton can be washed at high temperatures with detergents repeatedly, the down side to cotton it creases very easily, also it does not keep the user warm, lm not a lover of cotton blazer, but l will wear one in summer on a night out with chinos & a Oxford shirt not for getting the pocket square of course.
Now we have looked at the different types of different materials, the main thing we should be talking about is how to wear a navy blazer, and the looks you can achieve with a bit of desire & passion, Your Wardrobe should contain the finale pieces you need .
A Blazer will come alive by using chinos in light colours, you will want match it with a white dress shirt, you won’t just look suave you will have panache and a bit of swagger to you.
Now every man owns a pair of jeans, “but hold that thought for one second ! lm not on about your grandaddy stone jeans, lm on about classic indigo jeans in a proper fit, match those jeans with a Oxford shirt finish the look off with cognac coloured desert boots your look is timeless but stylish.
“Now wearing blazers with T-shirt’s, “when l say T-shirt l don’t mean your dad’s Heavy metal T-shirt, l mean a classic Crewe neck or V neck T-shirt, “if you can pull it off” in plain colours add a nice silk scarf man you have style & class remember keep it simple and you can’t go wrong.
Now last but not least the bow tie, l love bow ties they have a unquie way of making your out fit that little more special, don’t go for ready tied one’s learn how to tie a bow tie, that way you can get it just right, “don’t go for cartoon bow tie’s “choose polka dots & bold stripes or go for plain colours, but choose a lighter colour than navy it will give your out fit that bang you’re looking for.
BE BOLD BE PROUD