Guys, contrary to what you may think, you don’t need to keep up with trends or empty your wallet to look good. Rule number one? You should have at least one blazer in your closet that fits you perfectly. A classic navy is casual enough for dinner dates and smart enough for more formal occasions. And don’t rule out tweeds for fear of looking outdated – the key is a tailored fit and a subtle tweed or check.

Tips:

  • Find a blazer that speaks to you from off the rack. Stick to neutral hues, such as brown, navy, or grey.
  • Bring it to your local tailor to get it fitted. Trust me, they’ll make some small adjustments (for little cost) and you’ll walk away looking like a million bucks.
  • Pair with anything from jeans to dress pants (sans pleats… always).

 

By Christine Mitchell, Staff Writer 

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October 9, 2012