Despite menswear’s gradual drift from dandy to dressed-down, there remain those sartorial classics that never seem to lose their inherent appeal. The blazer is one such stalwart: it’s the piece you reach for when getting dressed to nail that job interview, for wooing your latest love interest, or for any of life’s situations where it pays to look that little bit sharper. But styling one isn’t always easy. Read ahead on our best blazer-trouser combinations, so you can spend less time deciding what to wear and more time wearing it.
Navy Blazer & Beige Chinos
An indisputable classic. If this combination of two quintessential menswear colours can’t make you look good, then we’re not sure what else will. Honour the look’s preppy roots with a structured blazer that is actually navy, as opposed to midnight or royal blue, and let the occasion dictate your choice of chinos: flat-front for casual dress codes; pleat-front for something that’s a touch smarter.
Tweed/Wool Blazer & Jeans
Not every man is about that suited and booted life. As an alternative, rough up your look up a little with fabrics that are tough-as-nails – but still good for town. The definitive off-duty combo for colder weather, pairing a textured wool blazer with jeans ensures you stay warm without letting your style slip. Keep the country vibe with a pair of leather brogues or dress it down with a cool pair of sneakers.
Patterned Blazer & Neutral, Smart Trousers
If a plain colour blazer style puts you to sleep, then perk your look up with some pattern. A subtle check print is enough to set you apart from the rest. But remember to keep your trousers low-key– you’re not the official entertainment.