Words by, Igee Okafor
Photography by, Gina Palermo
Collaborating with Frank and Oak, I instantly knew that I wanted to showcase pieces that would transcend time. For me, that means showing off my dapper side over something casual. Without a doubt, a navy blazer is one of the most adaptable, and long lasting pieces in menswear, and as great as that is, there is also nothing wrong with a navy blazer that presents a little pizzazz. Hence, the Laurier Dobby Blazer.
The Laurier Dobby Blazer, is a modern take on the sport coat. With features of semi- construction, a more relaxed waist, and slim tailored sleeves, the jacket proves to be versatile, and conducive enough for a variety of occasions.
Since the Dobby blazer is quite similar to the time-honored sport coat, I wanted to tailor the styling in a way that dismisses its customary, or supposed frame of reference. With intentions of breaking out of just an unbuttoned top collar, or the blazer and tie caliber, I paired the Dobby Blazer, with a scarf, and an animated lapel pin. with the goal of showcasing the contrasting textures, and patterns, on the blazer. The styling also balances a dressed up look, and a semi casual look. Feeling fancy? Include the scarf. Want to go for a more relaxed look? Lose the scarf to reveal just the unbuttoned top collar.
The Dobby Blazer is a multifaceted garment. Procure one if you are looking to acquire something a bit constrastive, and distinguishing.
If you are interested in purchasing the Laurier Dobby Blazer or any other item from Frank and Oak, I urge you to elevate your shopping experience by joining the Hunt Club. Frank and Oak's Hunt club authorizes participation in their home try-on program, and if you like, you can even decide what items you want sent, with their personalized shopping program. While you're at it, be sure to enroll in their refer-a-friend program. For each new person that signs up, and makes a purchase through your unique member URL, you'll receive $25 in store credit. Happy Shopping!
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In affiliation with Frank and Oak. The standpoints articulated above are personal opinions, and are not representative of the stance or ranking of Frank and Oak