By GRACE NAPOLEON Photography COURTESY OF GIORGIO ARMANI (FALL 2013 MENSWEAR COLLECTION)
This year blazers are becoming the must have jacket of 2013. By throwing on a blazer you can create a clean, fresh and put together look in seconds.
We can begin the discussion with the issue of fit. Please don't confuse slim with snug (the blazer should fall at about your mid-hip). This does not mean your measurements will be exact in every store. Remember that the best way to find out whether a jacket will fit properly is to try it on. You should be able to button the jacket easily, without compromising its shape.
Another factor that comes into play is the fabric. For example, satin material will not have has much stretch and be more restrictive than other fabrics. Material also plays a part in the type of "look" that you are going for. Tweeds and wools can add interesting textures to an otherwise regular ensemble.
When searching for the perfect blazer, keep in mind the variety that is available to you. These variations include one or two buttons, double-breasted, three-quarter length sleeves and even a colorful lining. The endless selection allows the modern man to stay true to his own personal taste. Keeping this in mind, when choosing your designs, go for a blazer that can suit many different outfits and/or occasions.
When it comes to price there is also a difference. The rule is simple, quality over quantity. So don’t waste another minute, release your inner Bond and get to experiment with your style to find your perfect blazer.