Once upon a time I wrote a post about the importance of every man owning a fashion blazer and how it can smarten up ANY look with the drop of a hat. I am not talking about a suit jacket here, I am talking about a “separate” – which are individual blazer pieces that the designers make in order for you to mix and match within your own look and outfits. You will not necessarily ever find trousers by the same designers that match, but that is the whole point.
Today I want to show you some of the new blazers that have come out for Autumn/Winter this year. We have all just been paid or are about to be this week, so investing in such a great item during this time is never a bad idea. I like to buy 2 or 3 great pieces of clothing each pay day which I know will last multiple seasons and can pull off multiple looks. I showed you how the Chelsea boots and worker boots can be used this year and I have just bought a pair of both. For my last investment item I am going to be looking at a great mac/trench or blazer to freshen up my wardrobe.
The blazer can be used in many ways, although most of the time it is to give off a slightly smarter and more formal vibe. Don’t get me wrong you can still do casual whilst rocking the blazer, but it will pick up your whole outfit a notch without you even having to try. The look book this week I think will focus on a winter jacket, so the blazer is a good a place to start.
This season’s varieties are even better than any other collection I have seen. You can get your hands on multiple colours – which is good when A/W is traditionally associated with dark colourways – and styles in a variety of great fabrics. I particularly like the tweed and wool versions that are available (modern gentleman vibe), but for the more adventurous amongst you there are even luxurious velvet models that you can pick up at the moment. Classic two button blazers are my favourite, but for a more relaxed look I am loving the one button pieces right now. You can wear the blazer with jeans or chinos this season or you can dress it up beautifully with a different shade of trousers for the whole “separates” trend that was massive this year on the runways.
Like I said, we will be going into detail about how to rock different outfits this week, so until then check out some of the new blazers you can pick up this year – whatever your budget might be.
New Season Blazers
High street Blazers
All Saints and Topman do some amazing varieties within their blazer range this year. All Saints pulls off the whole distressed rocker look to a “T” – meaning you can find frayed edges, unstructured versions and even crinkle varieties. Most will be slim fitting and have that skinny look to them due to the whole rocker vibe. Mainly come in the traditional black colourways, but I am particularly loving the grey varieties as well this year for a bolder statement.
Topman are doing some great casual varieties as well as the usual suit jackets. You can find green/olive military blazers with bold shiny buttons, multiple button blazers and even shawl “cardigan like” versions as well. A great true mix of styles and cuts to suit everyone’s personal taste. Check them out below:
Premium Designer Blazers
MyWardrobe and Matches have some truly beautiful blazers in this season with cropped, velvet, wool, tweed and many other cuts and styles. From designers like Paul Smith, Burberry, Zegna, Dolce & Gabbana, Jil Sander and Balenciaga you know you are investing in quality fashion pieces that will last a multitude of years and seasons. So take a look at the large collection below and scope out the full collections by clicking the images.
High Fashion Blazers
Oki-ni always have inspirational one off pieces and limited editions from a lot of high fashion men’s designers. These are some of the best this year from their collections and I particularly like the grey two tone jacket below. Alexander McQueen has even gone one step further with his quilted version of the blazer (bottom middle) and as we know, quilting is set to be big within men’s fashion this year.