The mens blazer is by definition an odd jacket, or a jacket that has been cut separately without a matching pair of trousers, clearly differentiating it from a suit. The blazer is a great way to add a whole new range of outfits by pairing them with anything from a pair of jeans to a different colored trouser like the gentleman has done on the right.The great versatility of the mens blazer really shines when you have to go to more than one place in a day and don’t feel like running home to change. You can wear a blazer with gray trousers and a tie to work, and then remove the tie and throw on some jeans for a dinner date in the city.
Menswear takes a daring turn this season with leopard print varying from new Yves Saint Laurent loafers, to Rollerboy Spikes by Christian Louboutin. Many unexpected accessories including bow ties, belts, and of course, pants are being retailed by most of our favorite designers. Although wearing print can be a daring statement for most guys, I personally appreciate minimalism with patterns.
Balmain showcased their Women’s Spring/Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection at Paris fashion week. It featured, leathers, broad shoulders, denim, white, black and gold colors with very detailed metallic embroidery. There were many different shaped jackets and cute little tea cup skirts. The collection also included very low cut v-neck tops, but if paired with one of the many blazers, it would look just fine. These pieces represent a very sexy, but sophisticated woman that could go to a very important business meeting and then whisk off to happy hour. What are your thoughts on the collection?
Having amazing style allows you to accessorize your outfit easily. Each item adds refinement to a professional attire. Include a leather Carry Case for work; new or used, will give a you more refined look. A subtle pop of color in your necktie is fun and can be quite playful! Structured shoes, and of course a woven scarf will accentuate your style this fall season!
It’s all about mixing Prints and Textures this season. Mix and match your favorite green skinny trousers, along with a tweed blazer, striped shirt, and of course a polka dotted bow tie. Create a unique style that defines you and don’t be afraid to interchange items in your wardrobe for that classic look.
Cobalt blue suits, overcoats and long trousers appeared together with similar shades of the same colour – indigo, Prussian, marine and midnight blues, canvas often blocked with a webbed material resembling mesh. Pocket closings were running diagonally and were noticeable in metallic silver. Loosely knit sweaters were webbed, making the association with fishing nets inevitable. Besides the khaki tones, usually associated with the brand’s iconic globetrotting past, crayon-like yellow-greens and Persian reds also made a guest appearance.
Burberry Prorsum showcased their Spring/Summer 2013 Collection at London Fashion Week with mostly bright and vibrant colors. The intricate metallic and lace details on the jackets, skirts, shirts and bags were very unique. Certain parts of the collection were toned down a bit featuring neutral colors like browns, tans and beiges, but still keeping the same theme in mind. Also some looks incorporated Burberry’s iconic trench coat and half jacket. There were a few male pieces that showcased metallic colors on the jackets and shirts. Would you were any of the clothing together or separately?
After several years of neglect, Jimmy Choo, the popular women’s shoe brand, has finally relaunched their men’s footwear line, which was discontinued back in 2002. The Fall/Winter 2011 Collection consists of loafers, sneakers and boots with leopard, tiger, crocodile leather and paisley jacquard print ($732).
I really liked the Burberry Prorsum (Christopher Bailey is awesome!) spiked motorcycle jackets featured in both men’s and women’s S/S 2011 line.. I wasn’t, however, feeling the exclusive price tag, so I started making my own… using a vintage Schott Bros jacket I picked up off of ebay and few hundred tree spikes.