As an essential part of any man’s wardrobe, blazers are versatile and can dress up any type of shirt. Whether it be a fitted dress shirt, a polo, or even a v-neck tee; the blazer brings the outfit together and commands a different level of respect. Outside of ensuring the blazer is the correct fit, one mistake an amateur might make involves the use of the blazer’s buttons. Yes, there are “buttoning rules” for a two button jacket. Men need to understand how to wear a blazer the right way, of they’ll just look silly.
Buttons Change How You Wear a Blazer
Traditionally, the right way to button a two-button jacket is to fasten the top button while leaving the lower undone. The top button on these jackets should ALWAYS be buttoned when standing. Unbutton the jacket only when sitting down to avoid creases. Fasten it again as soon as you stand up from your seat.
As a general rule of thumb, never button the bottom button. If you do, it will make you appear as though you don’t know what you’re doing and add an extra fifteen pounds by the widening illusion your jacket creates. Blazers should enhance your look, not detract from it.
Dress it Up
If you’re interested in standing out from the crowd, one easy way to dress up a blazer is to include a pocket square. If you’re wearing a tie, the pocket square should complement the colors from the tie. You should not match it exactly, nor should you choose a clashing pattern or color. Additionally, you can choose to fold the pocket square in a variety of ways, each of which will convey a different sense of style. For a comprehensive overview of pocket squares, check out this guide by Rampley & Co.
– Your Big Bro