Men’s Blazer Update: From Formal to Casual


Kojo Jumah


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The current tailoring trends bring unique fashion elements together to help you quench your fashion thirst with your dashing, masculine looks. And if your fall wardrobe is based on classic styling, autumnal shades, and premium materials, no one can stop you from becoming the favorite of many fashion experts.

So What’s New in 2014?

The answer is blazers. A blazer symbolizes a trendy, timeless, and realistic fashion approach. This jacket-like coat can go well with your linen or white cotton trousers or jeans. Casual or formal, rolled up or down, bright or dark – choose your own favorite style of blazer to give your persona a modish yet classic touch.

Have a look at our fashion ideas to design your own exclusive fashion statement this year:

Look One: Grainy Tweed

Camel, sand, khaki, chestnut, or taupe, a grainy tweed blazer can just perfectly match the eclectic nature of this year. Match your classically cut grainy tweed black blazer with long-sleeved white dress shirt and a patterned bow tie. Don’t underestimate the charm of a black vest and make it a vital part of your formal dressing.

Have to get ready in a hurry? Throw on your favorite boot cut jeans, white shirt, casual boots, and of course your grainy tweed blazer.

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Look Two: Double Breasted

Double breasted blazers have not only hit runways, but have also been accepted by those fashionable dudes. Pair your black double breasted blazer with either slim fit or straight trousers. Put on a white collared shirt to flaunt your refined and polished look. Roll up your blazer’s sleeves and look your best in loafers.

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Look Three: Velvet

The fashion and appeal of velvet blazers is misjudged by many fashion fans. A black, maroon, or brown velvet blazer can serve as the most subtle piece of your dressing. When it comes in navy blue, the velvet blazer can make a modest yet bold statement. This blazer is designed to be matched with a blue striped shirt and black straight-cut jeans.

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Look Four: Windowpane Check

You’d be glad to know that check blazers never go out of style. A tie or pocket-square, when used with a tight-lines check blazer, can add unparalleled charisma to your personality. Go for brown check blazer, black slim-fit trousers, and white collared shirt. This attire is sure to help you stand out from the crowd.

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Look Five: Wine Reds

Think red might not be able to accentuate your masculine looks? Think again. This bright color is here to vivify your wardrobe. Consider going for maroon blazer, blue jeans, and beige collared shirt. You can even pick a maroon bow tie to complete your stylish look.

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Look Six: Cobalt Blue

Not a single fashion-loving guy can ignore the allure associated with blue blazers. This season, include cobalt blue blazer, green patterned tie, light blue collared shirt, and grey formal trousers in your wardrobe. Draw attention to your upper half with a classic, silver tiepin. This look is almost incomplete without brown monk straps, so don’t forget to get them.

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Final Thoughts

Whether you adore casual or formal fashion trends, blazers are here to give your wardrobe a refined, classy touch. Once you’ve mastered our suggested fashion looks, you’ll be surprised how a single blazer can modernize your entire persona. So are you ready to double the blazer fun?