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The Guide to Wearing a Blazer with Jeans

By Attireclub @attireclub

The Guide to Wearing a Blazer with JeansWearing a blazer with jeans is a great way look elegant but, at the same time, casual. A blazer and suit combination done right is a very versatile outfit, which you can take from day to evening and which you can easily dress up or down. For example, simply changing your shoes from dress shoes to sneakers, can change the whole vibe of the outfit, taking it from the more dressy side to a very casual one.

A blazer and jeans combination is something you can easily achieve if you know what exactly to look for.

Here are the rules you should follow if you want to make sure that your blazer and jeans combination will work to your best advantage:

The blazer

The Guide to Wearing a Blazer with Jeans
A blazer is a men's jacket that is more suited for casual settings than for work or dressy settings. Blazers are very similar to sports jackets (sports jackets are a bit more casual than blazers in terms of color and fit) and feature cuts that are quite loose, casual fabrics and brighter colors.

When you are opting for a blazer, the main thing you should look for is fit. A blazer that fits well is a blazer that matches your natural construction. In this sense, the shoulder lines (both the horizontal and the vertical one) of the jacket should match your natural shoulder lines, the blazer should end just where your bum ends (sometimes, just a bit higher goes as well) and the sleeves should end just a little bit lower than your wrists. Always go for a blazer that fits tightly, but that is not constricting. As a tip, when you try a blazer on, always make sure you can raise your arms in it and move freely.

There are many types of blazers and sports jackets out there and the choice is all up to you: you can go for a more fitting style or for a longer design; you can choose to wear a more colorful piece or a blazer that is more sober.

The jeans

The Guide to Wearing a Blazer with Jeans
When you are looking to create a blazer-jeans combination, you should always look for jeans that fit well. Normal or straight-cut jeans or will always do the job. Jeans that are too baggy or too skinny won't look good, as the contrast with the jacket will be too out there. The jeans that fit best are jeans that have a small difference in width between their upper half and their lower half. Just like in the case of the blazer, jeans that fit snuggly are the best choice.

When it comes to the color of the jeans, note that dark wash jeans are the dressiest option.

Also, in terms of design, while it all comes down to your personal taste, we don't recommend wearing distressed or ripped pair of jeans.

Sometimes, you can look good even if you wear a suit jacket instead of a blazer or a sports coat with jeans. As mentioned earlier, a suit jacket is a dressy version of a blazer, it is more formal, if you will.

Even though wearing a suit jacket with a pair of jeans works in theory, there are a few things you should take into consideration when going for such a combination. Suit jackets have different levels of formality; some of them are more dynamic, while others are quite conservative. If you wish to opt for a jacket and jeans combination, you should always go for a jacket that is on the more casual side. These jackets are usually shorter in length, tapered and feature only one or two buttons. Jackets with an Italian cut are usually the best way to go.

The Guide to Wearing a Blazer with Jeans
Also, you should pay attention to the texture and fabric of the jacket. Very fine, rich jackets are usually designed for evening and therefore don't go work well together with jeans. Linen, tweed or flannel are the best jacket materials that go with jeans.

Also, while this is not a very strict rule, lighter jackets are usually more casual than darker ones, so you can always take the color factor into consideration.

In conclusion, you can wear a blazer or suit jacket and jeans combination, and following a few basic rules will make you sure that you will have a great sartorial experience. We always say that looking good will result in feeling good, so investing in your style and working to be your best self is definitely an investment you should make.

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Further reading:

The different types of jeans cuts The different types of suit fits A guide to the different types of men's jackets shoulders The jeans and t-shirt combination done right How to dress up casual pants The guide to casual pants Style checklist: What to look for when buying pants Wearing a blazer and shirt combination: A guide The guide to casual suits The guide to the Nehru jacket 12 essential suit rules

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