Thursday, July 12, 2012
There are two occasions when the blazer comes into its own, and those are the off duty lunch and late afternoon/early evening social events when an odd jacket is not quite enough and a suit a little too formal. It helps that blue jackets are at their best in the sunshine and after dark.
The look of a blazer can be varied quite a bit by its accessories, particularly trousers and shoes. In summer they are best complemented with lighter-than-the-usual-gray-flannel trousers. Try wearing cream or pale gray, and set them off with brown slip-on shoes or spectators during the day. Evening on the other hand is the one time any man can wear a bow tie with confidence, and look good in the process.
In the photograph, two Churchwell brothers in light colored trousers for Saturday lunch. André wears his with a knit top and a neckerchief while Keith is in a dress shirt and a summer necktie.