Men’s Blazers

Every man should have a selection of Men’s Blazers in his wardrobe: they’re great for occasions when you want to look put-together, but a suit would be a bit much.

There are a lot of things you need to consider when buying a Men’s blazer. What kind of style should you go for? What should you wear with one? Which material is best? If you don’t know what you’re looking for, blazer shopping can be quite difficult, and this can put some people off.

What is a blazer? In short, a blazer is a jacket that doesn’t form part of a suit, but is considered appropriate for formal wear.

There is some disagreement about when the blazer was born. Some believe they were first worn by rowers at Cambridge, who used the jackets as glorified athletic windbreakers. They were a very bright shade of red and it’s said that the term ‘blazer’ came from their fire-like colour.

However, some would argue that this style of jacket was born in 1837 when a Royal Navy ship, the HMS Blazer, was expecting a royal visit from Queen Victoria. The captain had requested a new uniform for his crew, and blue double-breasted jackets were designed for them.

Regardless, the style soon caught on, and men outside of the Navy and rowing clubs have been wearing this style of jacket ever since. They’re now considered suitable for weddings, work, and smart-casual events.

What’s the difference between a blazer and a suit jacket?

In the formality stakes, a blazer is typically considered to be a step down from a suit jacket. But, the biggest difference between a blazer and a suit jacket is that a blazer stands alone, while a suit jacket can always be bought with a matching pair of trousers.

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