Men's blazer rhymes with casual elegance and can be worn on any occasion: to complete a sober city outfit, to enhance a smart silhouette or to counterbalance a casual look. A must-have for the men's wardrobe.
A historical garment
The blazer is a straight cut jacket with epaulets and buttons, with or without pockets. It was created in 1885 by the Englishman John Redfern.
Like many basics of the wardrobe of everyday life, it is a garment borrowed from the world of sports since it was originally a jacket of nautical club, that of the Red Blazers, the rowing club of St John's College at Cambridge University. This model was then borrowed by other sports rather reserved for the bourgeois elite, including tennis and cricket.
As for the double-breasted version of the blazer, it comes from the navy: at the same time, the captain of an English frigate (always this British smart attitude!) dressed his sailors with short blue jackets crossed with big buttons on the occasion of the visit of Queen Victoria in 1837.
The warm welcome received by these outfits then made them a standard in Western navies.
A piece with a thousand facets
A man's wardrobe worthy of the name means a blazer. A chic basic par excellence, the blazer can be worn with all styles, from the most preppy to the most casual to the most smart, bringing a final touch to any outfit. Less formal than the strict suit jacket, synonymous with spontaneous elegance, it is the perfect partner for casual occasions.
It can be worn with a chino or denim, leather shoes or sneakers, over a shirt, a polo shirt, a t-shirt, a knit sweater or a hoodie... The possibilities are endless, from the most classic to the most cutting edge!
If it is classically proposed in black wool or navy blue, the blazer for men has been reinvented over the decades by designers, who have had fun to vary materials, cuts, colors and prints: silk or fleece, tayloring slim or XXL, flashy colors and arty linings ...
The blazer seen by Viscount A.
The Vicomte A. brand has always been keen to offer men an exhaustive wardrobe and has designed several models of blazers for men. These are subtle and refined pieces of character, while remaining casual.
The Badys model is the most basic : a fitted cut, available in wool, a traditional version, or linen, for a more "Riviera" option, in sober colors, navy or taupe, but enhanced with subtle details such as a buggy lining, a printed patch pocket or white buttons.
As for the Baki model in honeycomb, it dares to have a destructured cut, in a sharp sportswear mode : put it on over a hoodie, it's a blast!
Let's not forget the cotton Billy, a spring version if ever there was one, in midnight blue for a cheerful but sober version, or for the more daring, in burnt orange. Worn with a slightly unbuttoned shirt, it's a real eye-catcher!
Finally, the Billy asserts a designer signature, with a new set of materials (cotton, polyester and elastane), offset stitching, a second sleeve buttonhole and contrasting lapels. Ideal with a chino for a casual sunny look.