CHOOSING THE RIGHT FABRIC FOR YOUR BLAZER
When choosing your blazer, pay close attention to the fabric that is used. Select it with care. Choose a fabric from a big house, like Reda / Lanificio f.lli cerruti / Vitale Barberis / Loro Piana for example. Choose a fabric suitable for the season in which you will wear it. A blazer fabric that is too warm will not pass the summer for example. It all depends on your use!
THE DETAILS OF A MAN'S BLAZER: LAPELS, INTERLINING, LENGTH...
Pay attention to the details. Take the time to choose a model with a lapel width that you like - are you rather wide or thin? - and with a quality of manufacture which is with the height of the price which you invest in this part.
For a well-made blazer - around 300€ or 400€ - you can expect to have open buttonholes on the sleeves - so you can turn your blazer sleeves inside out - half-moon reinforcement seams on the outside pockets and inside jacket pockets, or natural material buttons like horn or corozo blazer buttons. Full interfacing is a plus for the lightness and durability of your jacket, but the price will inevitably be higher.
CHOOSE A MEN'S BLAZER WITH COLOR OR PATCH POCKETS
But now that you know the rules, you're allowed to break them!
You can choose a colored blazer that won't be navy, like a beige or even khaki blazer. There are also very nice blazers with patch pockets. It gives a more casual look that I love. It's the perfect jacket for a casual Friday at the office! You can even change the buttons to put horn buttons for example. I will come back to this point at the end of the article.
HOW TO WEAR A MAN'S BLAZER ?
To wear your blazer well, pay attention to several important details. First, you have to worry about the length of the blazer sleeves, so that your shirt fits well underneath and that the jacket does not crush your silhouette. Second, you need to choose a blazer length that is ideal. Let's see it together.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT LENGTH OF SLEEVES FOR A BLAZER?
Make sure they fit well and especially at the right length. My article on how to choose the length of suit jacket sleeves will help you find the answer to all your questions. In any case, if you buy a blazer with sleeves that are too long, take the time to have them shortened by a tailor.
If they are too short - and the rest of the jacket fits perfectly - ask the seller if it is possible to recover fabric in the seam to lengthen them. It's not ideal, but it's possible.