No longer are men blazers just suitable for wearing with slacks, they are now commonly matched with jeans or t-shirts. They are worn not just for formal events and smart workplaces, but also as part of smart casual outfits. However, they are still a mainstay of the smarter dress code and it’s important to pair them with smart shirts, ties and pocket squares, smart trousers and shoes, coats, cufflinks and jumpers.
Nothing sets the men’s blazer off like a smart shirt - combining the two makes an impression and they have to match. Smart shirts can be long and short sleeved, button down or not, plain or patterned and can be worn with or without a tie. However, ties and pocket squares will take your outfit to the next level. Again, these need to match and also come in a broad range of colours and patterns, and also in regular and narrow widths.
If you are going to pair your blazer with some men’s smart trousers, you will need to make sure that they match - for example wear grey trousers with a black blazer and white shirt for a sophisticated look. You’ll need a pair of men’s smart shoes with this outfit. A suede Derby shoe is a classic, as is the brogue in brown or black, or if you want to be a bit daring, try a Wallabe, either laced or slip on.
If it’s a bit chilly outside, a men’s coat is in order. If your outfit is smart, a wool herringbone coat can keep you warm and maintain that smart look.
To finish off your smart outfit, and provided you have the French cuff, cufflinks are a great statement piece to bring the whole outfit together. Grooved cufflinks will stand out, while gold plated Celtic cufflinks can provide a traditional touch. Harry Potter themed cufflinks or gold-plated Manchester United cufflinks will give your outfit a quirky personalised touch. We have a huge range to choose from.
Finally, if you’re looking for a slightly more casual look in a cold environment, jumpers for men with slacks or jeans is a great look, providing warmth and style. Jumpers can be paired with jeans, chinos or slacks and can be worn over a t-shirt or smart shirt and even under a blazer.