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Fashion January, 31 2013

Buyer’s Guide: A Selection of 7 Smart Blazers

Some of you might be of the opinion that blazers are a way to formal staple to be worn every day, and since the holidays and New Year’s Eve are long gone there are rarely any opportunites to wear them – besides maybe your best friend’s wedding, your dad’s birthday, or your grand aunt’s funeral. However, there are a myriad ways and as many opportunites to wear this truly versatile piece. Rock your blazer with some chinos and sneakers for a casual look, or with a shirt and tie for a more refined and sophisticated look. Have a look at our suggestions after the jump.

A.P.C. – Tailored Linen Jacket Anthracite

This taylored blazer from french brand A.P.C. is made of a premium linen and wool blend fabric. It features constructed shoulders, buttoned cuffs, notched lapels, a single vent slit in the back, as well as flapped front pockets and a single chest pocket. Definitely a great piece to wear in forthcoming Spring. Get it at Trés Bien.

 

Brosbi – The Bordeaux One Blazer

From Brosbi comes this classy slim fit blazer, elaborately hand made of 100% pure virgin wool. It features a rich and deep Burgundy colourway, a double slit vent, two front pockets, a single chest pockes and buttoned cuffs. Only 50 of these are vialble worldwide. Get yours now at Soto.

 

Dries Van Noten – Barker Jacket

Belgium’s very own Dries Van Noten offers this premium quality piece. This slim fitting blazer combines an understated elegance with a casual silhouette.  Crafted from a cotton and silk blend it features a shawl lapel, a single button closure, two flap clsoure pockets, a double vent and two interior pockets on the left hand side. Get it now at LN-CC.

 

Maison Martin Margiela – 10 Men’s Anatomic Unstructured Jacket

And here comes yet another Belgian designer. Maison Martin Margiela supplies this unstructured cut blazer. It features a soft cotton construction, strikingly broad peaked lapels and a unique single button closure. We found this great piece at Oki-Ni.

 

 

Mr. Bathing Ape – 1st Camo Seersucker Three Button Jacket

For all of you guys who have kind of outgrown the hoodie and sneaker combo yet still want to keep in touch with their fashion roots, Nigo – head of Bape – launched his more sophisticated men’s wear line Mr Bathing Ape, fusing casual looks with refined and sophisticated tayloring. The above cotton Seersucker blazer features an all over Bape camo print, besides genuine Horn buttons, three front pockets, two internal pockets and angraved Ape head button details on left cuff. Get it End.

 

PS by Paul Smith – Double-Breasted Cotton-Blend Piqué Blazer

If you’re into contemporary smart designs with a background in heritage tayloring, you might want to check out this blazer by british brand PS by Paul Smith. Oscilating between elegant and laid back this piece definitely makes for a versatile staple. It features a double breasted design, constructed shoulders, one button closure and notched lapels. Get it at Mr. Porter.

Sacai – Corduroy Blazer

Japanese brand Sacai offers this rustic yet smart corduroy blazer. It features polyester body lining, cotton sleeves lining, four pockets, elbow patches and a button tab on the collar. Get it at Colette.

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