Dressing Down: The Double Breasted Blazer
Words by, Igee Okafor
Photographed by, Carlton Hart
I often preach the importance of versatility in every article of clothing we wear. By versatility, I mean being able to dress up, or dress down a piece of clothing while also, making sure it transcends seasons.
For the longest time, the Double Breasted Suit/Blazer has remained one of the most prim, and prestigious articles of clothing ever constructed. While I appreciate the more ceremonial characteristics of this item of clothing, I am always looking for unconventional ways to change perspective so, I do not feel restricted or stuck in a personal style rut. In light of demonstrating this, with help from the photos above, I am showing that the double breasted blazer can also work in a more easy going setting.
When it comes to styling the double breasted blazer in a more casual way, it is important not to overanalyze. The major key is working with the same formula you would typically use with a regular jacket or a single breasted blazer.
Wearing a huge statement piece such as the double breasted blazer, you want to keep, and embody a sense of cohesiveness. Aside from keeping things simplistic with the amount of pieces included in the ensemble, another way of making sure of that, is keeping a clean color palette. For reference, you can choose a neutral, but attentive color scheme like I have done here with brown, black, and white.
The double breasted blazer craze continues to come, and go. No doubt, it's a timeless, and classic piece. Why not maintain its relevance by having a little fun with it?
Thank you for reading.
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