Style is very important for a businessman. First of all, you want to choose outfit you like and look good in, and only after that can you impress others.
In fact, the way you present yourself and inspire confidence in other people helps you achieve higher results. As the saying goes, “dress for success” and I absolutely agree, because many things depend on what you wear.
It affects your confidence, image, behavior, it makes first impression. When people see you in a nice suit, dressed appropriately, they form a good opinion of you. Business is not all about numbers, skills, experience and result. People would rather do business with partners they like. Do not underestimate the necessity of the fashion and style for your business, it can be only thing missing to take your business to the next level.
Men’s wear have evolved over the years. Now we have a style that is called smart casual, the mix of casual wear with smart components of an informal wear. Some basic items of a smart casual wardrobe are: classic jeans, chinos, shirts, shoes and blazers.
I have had a passion for stylish, beautiful, designer clothes of the best quality for a long time and I can say that I know quite a lot about it now. I would love to share some tips with you and the first item will be a blazer.
Every man should have a blazer in his wardrobe as it is suitable for any occasion. If you combine it with some classic jeans or chinos, you will look good while either walking down the street or having a business dinner with your partners.
When you wear a blazer with classic jeans or chinos, it is important to remember the following things: what is appropriate to wear underneath the blazer? Should the colors of your blazer and jeans or chinos match or they are going to contrast? What kind of jeans or chinos is better to wear? And many other.
The best things to wear under a blazer
What you wear under your blazer should serve your purpose. Whether you prefer to look more casual (cotton sweaters, turtleneck) or you intend to make your outfit more elegant (shirt).
A shirt under a blazer
The collared shirt will look great alone or together with a contrasting tie. The color of your shirt must match the color of a blazer, but they don’t have to be always the same. Don’t forget to tuck a shirt into your jeans or chinos and you will look perfect.
A sweater under a blazer
If you choose a neutral color for your sweater, it can work good with any kind and colors of jeans and chinos. For example, the gray blazer can be easily combined with a stylish turtleneck or some simple sweater.
Here you have more freedom: you can tuck your sweater or leave it the opposite way and still look the part. If you choose to leave a turtleneck or a sweater untucked, it is advisable to wear a plain one that stops right under the belt buckle.
How classic jeans or chinos and a blazer should match
The main thing to remember when you combine a blazer with jeans or chinos is the color. Will your jeans/chinos be darker or lighter than the blazer?
For light-colored blazers (khaki, light-blue, medium blue, medium gray) the perfect pair are blue or midnight-blue jeans. The mix of dark jeans and blazers of a darker color looks strange, but you will be surprised how nice a brown blazer and dark jeans can look together.
White or light-blue denim will make your look special, but always remember about a proper contrast. If colors of your jeans/chinos and a blazer are almost the same, it can lead to an unwanted outcome – your outfit will look like some kind of an optical illusion.
The perfect pair of classic jeans or chinos for you blazer
A correctly chosen blazer can make you look more slim. Your shoulders will seem more broad and your body will have that desirable V-shape. There should be no folds in your look, so baggy jeans/chinos are absolutely not appropriate. You may cuff the jeans only if they are slim-fit and don’t wrinkle above the ankle, but in general no-cuffed jeans work better. The best choice of shoes are loafers, dress shoes and boots. The versatile colors for them are walnut, black and brown.
So, as you can see, the most important things for the perfect mix of jeans/chinos and a blazer are appropriate colors and slim coordinated fit. Such look is universal and works good for any occasion. Start experimenting with your clothes and soon you will learn how to make up the best looks and combine colors in a proper way.
Alessandro Rocco Pietrocola is an entrepreneur based in London and operating mainly in Europe, Asia and Oceania with main focus on UK, Baltic Countries, Russia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Middle East and New Zealand as area of interest! He uses to dedicate part of his life to inspire others and help them achieve the most out of their life. Since he was 20, he had successfully founded and managed several companies operating in the field of management consulting.