If you are looking to add or replace a blazer this summer, look no further than the unconstructed blue blazer. This blazer will bring more excitement to your wardrobe this spring and summer season than ever before, and it’s interpreted in color, texture and model.
While gray and tan are alternatives, blue remains the most important color for your blazers this season. You find it, too, in its giro inglese (honeycomb) weave. This honeycomb pattern is created with mélange yarn which helps create a heather effect that adds a unique depth of color to this blazer, giving way to endless possibilities in shirts, knits, shorts, jeans, trousers and accessories. The single-breasted model with a natural shoulder styling with a stylish high lapel gorge, slightly curved welt chest pocket, open patch pockets, moderate shaping and deep side vents will give you a look of “sophisticated swag”. This is not your father’s navy blazer!
How do you wear an unconstructed blazer?
The blazer is the basic ingredient in your summer casual wear wardrobe. And, there should be more to your blazer life than just a gray dress trouser… try a pair of shorts for a change. You can pair luxury textured and pattern knits as well as welcome a contrasting lilac and light blue trouser. These alternatives will give your blazer a chic look for a Friday night casual dinner as well as a sophisticated business casual look without abandoning the “business” of the blazer.
Let the following be your guide…
Here are 5 Different Ways to Wear the Blue Unconstructed Blazer:
What is an unconstructed blazer?
It is exactly that, an unstructured yet well tailored blazer. These blazers will generally be made with light or no canvas, minimal lining and little to no shoulder pads. The blazer still requires quality tailoring and in some steps of the process, more of it. Example, the lining is used to protect the seam edges from fraying and because they are exposed must be individually piped throughout.
If you decide to have your unconstructed blazer custom made (made to measure), I recommend the following:
- Request lining through the shoulders, upper back and sleeves to allow your blazer to slide on and off over shirts and knits with ease.
- Request a thin half canvas that will give you the shape and drape required to compliment the overall finish of your blazer.
- Request the smallest shoulder pad to bring visual balance to your shoulders, or simply request none at all for a true “natural shoulder”.
The unconstructed blazer has been a successful critique of traditional tailoring and has become the “rebel with a cause”.
- Lighter weight and less restrictive, thus, allowing you to perform comfortably throughout your day and evening.
- Natural fibers allow the blazer to breathe in all climates.
- The versatility allows you to wear it with everything from shorts to dress trousers.
- Easy to fold, carry or pack – making it a great travel companion.
- Great for business casual, office casual, casual evening social, travel, country club and resort wear.
Disadvantages – Wrinkles. I say, it’s summer time… have a drink, relax and embrace a few wrinkles.
Alternative – The gray and tan are great alternatives for summer blazers. If you choose to go custom (made to measure), there will be a plethora of 100% to blended fabrics to choose from. You could consider hopsack or herringbone weaves, as well.
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