When I was looking through the March issue of Japanese fashion magazine 2nd, I was amazed by the combination of Engineered Garments and BEAMS PLUS blazers.
2nd March issue
In most people’s perceptions, the inherent label of blazers: business and formal, tends to dissuade many men who want to wear suits. But as the concept of simplification has gradually taken root, many blazers have been designed less rigidly than they once were.
Relying on design and matching, blazers are becoming the taste of choice for daily commuting.
Swap the meticulous oil head for a fisherman’s hat, change the tie to a more American retro poirot collar, and layer the blazer with the military-style jacket inside and out, the blazer is becoming a favorite match for men of all ages and styles.
Slacks + blazer
If you want to get rid of the business sense brought by a suit, you must first start with the piece that goes with it. Blazers are not only paired with trousers, and the use of jeans can work wonders.
As we all know, jeans are the “king of casual”, one of the most indispensable items in the American retro style, even if you are pedal leather shoes, wearing a blazer, you can use a pair of jeans to neutralize its sense of business, fashionable and tonal.
Of course, there are also many details that turn business into casual in this outfit. Collegiate ties and linings, stylish quilted satchels, are all small details.
Looking at the suit suit of Xiguchi in this way, does it look very commercial and formal, or there is no good skeleton, no temperament to wear it really does not have this atmosphere. But with a pair of jeans, it seems different.
The same color blazer, similar color underwear, the same location, but because it is matched with a pair of jeans and creates a casual, simple feeling, so really don’t take the blazer too business.
In addition to jeans, cargo pants with a higher wearing rate also have this effect.
A pair of military-style army-green slacks, in this outfit, does not look contradictory, but under the blessing of the blazer, there is a yuppie, unruly atmosphere, and this formal and casual mix and match style, will not look discordant on any occasion.
The more “extreme” way to wear is to mix and match suits with camouflage slacks, which will feel more street, not everyone can control well, but it has to be said that it is a very bold and eye-catching attempt, and in addition to army green and denim slacks, khaki pants also have a special taste.
Because most men like dark blazers, and the brighter khaki pants make the whole set light and dark, which greatly improves the sense of leisure, and there are many small details that emphasize the sense of leisure, which we will talk about next.
All in all, if you think that a blazer can only be worn when attending formal occasions or business occasions, then you are wrong, as long as we can reasonably grasp the casual sense of other items, then the casual tone of the blazer is not at all inferior to a jacket.
With a blazer, you need to be smart
In addition to “formal”, most people’s perception of a blazer is the last piece of clothing on the upper body, thus ignoring the importance of a blazer as an underwear.
To put it another way, if the suit was not a coat, but an inner lining, what tricks would you make? The man pictured above uses regular peak lapels and striped ties to create enough business sense, a dark blue blazer, if there is no camouflage jacket outside, it can be said to be a very business way to wear.
But a camouflage jacket and khaki pants obviously reduce this sense of business, and instead increase the sense of fashion of layering.
Still the same outfit, the model avoids a sense of business through small details. Camouflage fisherman hats, tortoiseshell-colored retro glasses, formal suits, serious feelings suddenly disappeared, but there is an outdoor style, which is an effective way to neutralize the formal style of suits with casual items.
In addition to the details of the exterior, the interior is also important. Most people wear suits to formal occasions, choosing a business shirt and tie as a match, but if it is casual, it is recommended to choose some T-shirts, sweatshirts, or turtlenecks that look more textured.
The advantage of this matching is that it can show more of the style of the suit, but it is not too old-fashioned, and it will have a “suit thug” feeling when matched with some fashionable items.
In addition to the items on the body, the combination of suit + sneakers is also a popular match to increase the sense of leisure in the past two years. You may wish to try more when matching.
Functional suits, you need to understand
If the above collocation methods are too deliberate or impractical for you, then the best way is to solve the problem from the source. The “functional suit”, which has been very popular in recent years, is the item you should start.
Simply put, if you want to maintain the comfort of wearing and ensure the functionality of the suit, coupled with the rise of mountain culture, the functional suit that perfectly integrates modern design is just a “new item” in line with modern trends.
When it comes to “functional suits”, we have to mention the DAIWA PIER39 brand.
DAIWA PIER39 x Fresh Service
This outdoor brand, for the suit new design, in the retention of the original format of the suit, to create a wear-resistant suit jacket, and called it 2B jacket, doesn’t this just solve the feeling that the suit is too formal?
In addition to DAIWA PIER39, there are many familiar brands that also play with traditional suits.
Matthew M. Williams brought functional suits into the fashion world by creating such a street-sensible and skillful suit.
In recent years, the Nanamica, which City Boys’ enthusiasm, has also contributed to functional suits.
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Through the nanamica 21ss Lookbook, we can also get the inspiration for the wearing of functional suits, which are still mainly layered, with a plain sports sweatshirt and long shirt inside, creating a sense of visual richness, and choosing a pair of trousers in the same color as the summer out, which looks very comfortable, which is the unique casual feeling of functional suits.
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Even in the spring/summer 2022 Lookbook, we can still see the integration of functional suits and outdoor leisure, which also shows that compared with traditional suits, functional suits are more marketable in the mainstream and more suitable for young men who like the outdoors.
But in the end, whether it is a traditional suit or a functional suit, it has its own unique charm in its suitable scene, and the focus is on whether each person can find a match that suits him according to his own style.
2nd March issue
2nd March issue
2nd March issue
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