One might be tempted to think it is any jacket that happens to be worn without matching pants.The Oxford American Dictionary describes it as a “sports jacket not worn with matching trousers.”
These blazer jackets only had two buttons to allow rowers the freedom to move around without restriction.Today,you can find many varieties of the blazer jacket due to the way it highlights a man’s build. It is also one of the most versatile jackets you can own.
It is often mistaken to be one and the same as the sports jacket. However, there are some subtle differences between the two that make each of them.unique fabric plays the most crucial role in the differentiation of the blazer compared to the suit and sports jackets.
The main fabrics used for the blazer are:
- Worsted Wool Common, easy to find, but can make a blazer look like an orphaned suit jacket.
- Serge,Usually clear finished, serge has been a staple fabric in military uniforms for many years.Typically has a flat, diagonally-shaped rib pattern.
- Cashmere,Soft and luxurious, a 100% cashmere blazer is a great option to pair with chinos.Durability is a small issue but quality of the cashmere plays a role in this as well.
- Flannel,Most often created from wool or cotton, flannel is a soft weave usually woven in twill.
- Fresco, A rare fabric, created from multiple yarns in wool, the fresco fabric is usually created in a plain weave. A great fabric for the summer due to its thin lining but not recommended as an all-season fabric.
Blazer Jacket Colors:
- Navy blue is the color of choice for the blazer.
- Blazer jackets can also come in bright, vibrant colors, especially when associated with clubs and boating events.
- Green,red and bright stripes are occasionally seen and have significance, as they identify the wearer as a club member or part of a team.
Common Types of Blazers:
- 2-Button Single-Breasted. Pretty common among blazers. Quite possibly the most versatile piece you can own, especially if you get one in a foundation color such as navy blue.
- 3-Button Single-Breasted. 3-buttoned blazers are slowly gaining acceptance in menswear to compete with its two-button counterpart. The 3-button blazer is ideal for men taller than 6 feet. Pairing a 3-buttoned blazer with different color trousers will provide further balance for taller men as well.
- 6-Button Double-Breasted. A 6-button double-breasted blazer with jetted pockets is synonymous with formal wear. You will generally find peaked lapels on blazers over the notched variety, but this feature is anything but exclusive.