Reason No. 1: It’s masculine
The world’s most manly men (Tom Ford and David Beckham ) are pretty much always in some sort of blazer. You will stand out and be noticed. You will get better service. You will get more compliments.
Reason No. 2: It hides the beer and pizza
A form fitting blazer can create a completely new silhouette for your body — even if you’ve been skipping the gym. Whether it’s love handles, a spare tire or flabby forearms, the clean lines of a blazer will instantly make you look slimmer.
Reason No. 3: It plays well with others
The blazer is one of the few items of clothing in a man’s wardrobe that can work with anything from knit tie to a T-shirt. In short, the possibilities are endless. It works with jeans or dress trousers. Never leave home without one.
How To Buy A Blazer
Tip No. 1: Shop for fit
That shapeless sack you’ve been wearing to job interviews and funerals isn’t doing you any favors. The truth is most men buy their jackets at least one size too big based on some bizarre arm-stretching ritual that’s meant to ensure a full range of motion (as if we’re supposed to be doing calisthenics in a coat). And, most big box stores will fit you too big because they do not know better. Bad fit is a bad impression.
Blazer fit can seem like a dauntingly vague term, but its parts are actually quite simple and sensible. First, the entire jacket should follow the natural lines of your body. The back should lay flat, the armholes should be high enough to delineate your chest, the torso should taper inward to define your midsection, and the shoulders should end, well, where your shoulders end. Finally, the sleeve should show about a half-inch of shirt cuff, and perhaps most importantly, the proper length of the jacket should not be judged by standing stick straight to see if your hands can still cup the bottom. Instead, an easy rule of thumb is to get the blazer to barely cover your rear end.
Tip No. 2: Beware of style
There’s a boatload of potential blazer styling blunders out there. But the biggest offenses undoubtedly come from guys who think they’re ahead of the curve. You know, the ones topping off their untucked, loud double collar shirts with velour collars,, epaulets, and rhinestone-studded sportcoats. Classic is better at every price and we won’t let you buy it unless it fits and flatters. Navy is the tried-and-true staple with which every man should start his collection. But don’t be afraid of patterns or other colors.
Tip No. 3: You can find a great one for less than you think
A tailored blazer can be had on any budget. We select the best for you at every price point. And if you are tough to fit we can find the perfect custom blazer for you at much less than you think.