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Ways to style a men’s jacket for formal events

Understanding dress code vocabulary is critical to satisfying the demands of visitors or hosts, and this article breaks down each category of formal dress code for gentlemen.

What exactly is a blazer?

In a nutshell, a blazer is a jacket that isn’t part of a suit but is suited for formal occasions.When the

blazer was invented, there was some debate.

Some speculate that the jackets were first worn by Cambridge rowers as glorified sports windbreakers They were a vivid red colour, and the nickname ‘blazer’ was derived from their fire-like appearance.

But if it rains on your way back from an formal event  then a  men’s rain jacket can easily save you from getting wet.

Styles of men’s blazers

Blazers with a single breasted front

Thistype of blazers and suit jackets typically feature one, two, or three buttons, but four or five

 arepossible.They’re appropriate for a variety of settings, from date evenings to formal events like weddings, and they’re also very comfy.

Blazers with a double breasted front

These type of blazers is made with a larger amount of fabric that folds over at the front, and they come with two columns of buttons.These jackets are significantly more formal than their single-breasted counterparts, thus they don’t function as well for more relaxed occasions.

What is the best way to measure for a blazer?

Blazers are quite versatile and can be dressed up or down, but this versatility makes it difficult to figure out how to style them.

We’ll break it down for you here, so you’ll know exactly how to wear a blazer in any colour.

What to wear with agrey blazer? 

Grey blazers are undoubtedly the most versatile, meaning they can be worn in a variety of ways.

For example, you may wear yours to work with a pair of slim-fit black, brown, or navy trousers.

They can also be worn under a formal or casual shirt, a sweater, or a T-shirt.

With a navy blazer, what to wear?

Navy blazers are almost as adaptable as their grey cousins in terms of appearance.

For a more pulled-together style, they can be worn over a casual shirt or sweater, while a round-neck T-shirt will suffice for more informal events.Unless you’re trying for a smarter style, match a blue blazer with a pair of medium or grey wash jeans. If you’re trying for a smarter style, a slim-fitting pair of grey or tan pants will accent your jacket wonderfully.

What is the ideal length for a blazer?

The bottom of your jacket should fall 1–2 inches over the tops of your thighs when you’re standing up.

A tailor can usually reduce a blazer by an inch without it becoming unbalanced, but it can still be tough

 to get it just right.

As a result, you’ll want your jacket to be the perfect length when you buy it.


If you’re wanting to add a new formal jacket to your collection, you’ll want to think about the various blazer styles available, the type of material you want it to be made of, and how it should fit.