style is a simple way of saying complicated things.

style is a simple way of saying complicated things.

Summer Staple: The Khaki Blazer

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

(khaki blazer - Stafford | shirt - Zara | tie - The Tie Bar | pants - Dockers | Shoes - Sperry Top-Sider)

A khaki blazer/sport coat is something you should have in your closet for the summer. Summer is a time for light colors, especially with suits and suit separates. Chambray blue, light seersucker, light grey, white, etc are all suit colors that can be spotted on the urban street during the season.

I'll admit, it's harder than not to build up the courage to walk out of the house in a full white suit. If you're feeling that way even toward khaki, then starting with a khaki blazer/sport coat is the best way to get into the groove. A blazer is just a single piece--you can match your khaki blazer with navy chinos, jeans, white pants, almost anything on the bottom (without feeling too uniform in all khaki).

A khaki blazer is unique because it can easily be worn both to the office and off duty with the same look-- It's a more relaxed version of the typical navy blazer.

So, take it from me--pick up a khaki blazer (like this one from J.C. Penny that I got for $30).

Takeaways:
  • Light colors for suits & suit separates come with the territory during summer--jump on it. 
  • A khaki blazer is an easy place to start without going for a full summer suit. 
  • Wear your khaki blazer to the office or out on the street with friends. 
  • A pocket square will bring additional sartorial flavor to your look.  





Stay classy,

Wear It Write.

14 comments:

  1. Sweet new site look! And great post. I like those pants a lot, where do I buy them?

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    1. Thanks Kyle, I love the new layout too. I bought these at Macy's. You can also find them on Amazon--make sure you go for the D1 fit.

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  2. good post! I really like that tie.

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    1. Thank you. The tie bar has some great styles

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  3. great layout! I really like it. And excellent post--JC Penny is unreal. Too bad Nick Wooster left

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    1. Thanks Nick. JCP actually surprised me tons. We'll see how the menswear section goes with Wooster

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  4. the preppy style of the tie is really nice with the pants. I love preppy style and this is a good one

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  5. I like the cuffed jacket sleeves

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    1. Thank you. It's summer--sometimes a bit hot to wear a blazer, so have some fun with it.

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  6. sick post! another great one, keep it up

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    1. Thanks! Make sure you keep checking every week for new posts!

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  7. Can you suggest any other knit ties like that?

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    1. Suited Man and The Tie Bar have tons of knit ties. I'd suggest http://www.suitedman.com/collections/ties-knits/products/knit-tie-stripes-orange-blue and http://www.thetiebar.com/tie-bar-product.asp?pn=23861&orderPageReturn=%2FcategoryPages%2FSilk_Knit_Ties.asp&pg=3&categoryIds=31,62&optionValueIds=

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