Men traditionally call a blazer a jacket that does not have a pair of trousers. This is not so far from the truth, although initially the main difference between the blazer was the metal buttons, inherited from the navy uniform. To a formal jacket, a blazer - even one made from classic suiting - will always give ten points ahead. But if representatives of creative professions have the opportunity to wear it even every day, then some "slaves" of the business dress code do not wear it even on casual Friday. However, there are plenty of places to put on a blazer outside the office - it will perfectly fit into many looks, if you follow a few general rules.
First, the proportions of the blazer should be shorter than a classic jacket, which means it should be combined with almost everything. Second, it will be useful to have a half-size margin so that in cold weather you can wear a sweater under the blazer. And the last thing: do not limit yourself either in the number or in the variety of models, so as not to lose class even on weekends.
has put together several looks with a blazer in the lead role - they will be equally appropriate at a brunch at Turandot, a friendly open air near Moscow, or while walking around Florence.
The dark blue version of the jacket, most often double-breasted, with anchors on gold buttons, recalls the direct connection of the blazer with the uniform of the British Navy during the time of Queen Victoria. It can be worn with a shirt and tie, or with a more sophisticated, informal T-shirt and denim shirt, complemented by light-colored chinos ranging from beige to white.
Blazer, Boglioli | Chinos, Boss | T-shirt by James Pierce | Shirt by Pierre Balmain | Lapel pin Lanvin | Umbrella, London Undercover | Low shoes, Officine Creative © press service
This informal version of the jacket looks more like a cardigan. Unlike a traditional blazer, it has no shoulder pads or lining and is therefore more flexible. Rolled up sleeves, no tie, an unbuttoned shirt, hat and colored scarf will create an imposing image of a “free artist”.
Blazer, The Gigi | Pants, Valentino | Shirt, Kenzo | Scarf, Saint Laurent | Sneakers, adidas Originals | Wallet, Prada
At first glance, this combination seems the most difficult. In fact, things with local colors, including pastel shades, are much easier to combine than it seems. Moreover, in sunny weather, the colors will look somewhat muted. When in doubt, with a bright blazer, you can always wear white pants or jeans that go with everything. Here you should pay attention to accessories - a scarf for a breast pocket, a tie or a lapel pin. Safe solution: match them to other elements of the image. A bolder option is to create an unusual contrasting accent. Likewise, other things affect the blazer: it will look stricter next to a shirt and tie, or it will become non-binding if you wear sneakers.
Blazer, Dsquared2 | Shirt, Boss | Pants, Fendi | Glasses, Oakley | Shawl, Tom Ford | Tie, Corneliani | Sneakers, Converse
Blazer, Etro | Pants Michael Kors | Shirt, Orlebar Brown | Hat, Borsalino | Brogues, AMI Paris | Glasses, Mykita | Shawl, Turnbull & Asser
Blazer, Paul Smith | Pants, Haider Ackermann | Shirt, Boss | Butterfly, Ted Baker | Loafers, Giuseppe Zanotti Design | Glasses, Saint Laurent | Lapel pin, Reiss