When it comes to men’s clothing, there are a few staple items that every man should have in his wardrobe. Two of the most essential items are a blazer and a suit.
But what is the difference between a blazer and a suit?
Blazers are less formal
The main difference between a blazer and a suit is that a blazer is less formal than a suit. A blazer can be worn with a variety of different pants, whereas a suit must be worn with matching pants. Blazers are also often made from lighter fabrics than suits, which makes them more comfortable to wear in warmer weather.
The most unique feature about blazers is that they are quite flexible with all types of attires. For example, it can be worn with different types of trousers. And they come in different types of colors and designs
Single breasted or double breasted
Suit jackets are normally single-breasted and generally have two or three buttons. Blazers usually are single-breasted with two buttons, and double-breasted with six buttons.
Blazers are usually made of cashmere, fresco, flannel, and serge. Suits are no different but they can also be made of worsted wool, linen, seersucker, and cotton.
Blazers can be paired up with almost anything. Whether it's chinos, denim or khakis, you can style your blazer with any type of pants. But when it comes to suits, they are specifically worn with matching vests and trousers.
Blazers come in a wide range of colors. They can be light grey, navy blue, black etc. Suit jackets on the other hand are mostly solid color. Blazers are more colorful and have lovely prints if you fancy one
History of Blazer
The term blazer dates back to the 1820s when it was frequently used by the Lady Margaret Boat Club, Cambridge members. The jackets they wore were called blazers, derived from the word blaze. Why blaze? Because these jackets were made of bright red fabric. Since then, jackets of any color are called blazers
History of Suit Jacket
The term 'jaquette' appeared in the English lingo sometime around the 14th century. It was longer than the jacket we have now. Sakko, or the sports coat, is one of the first versions of the modern jackets that evolved from the 'jaquette
When to wear?
So, when should you wear a blazer and when should you wear a suit? The answer depends on the occasion. A blazer is more casual than a suit and is often worn with jeans or chinos. A suit, on the other hand, is more formal and is usually worn with dress pants.
Now that you know the difference between a blazer and a suit, you can choose the right clothing for any occasion!
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Can you wear a blazer instead of a suit?
Yes, you can. Depending on the occasion, you may want to wear a blazer over a suit. If you're going to formal event where you need to look smart, but you don't want to look very formal, you can wear a blazer over your suit.
What do I wear under my blazer?
You don't have to worry about wearing something underneath your blazer. Just make sure you match your top and bottom well.
How much does a blazer cost?
A blazer costs anywhere from $50-$1000 depending on its quality and material.
Where can I buy a blazer?
You can find them at department stores like Macy's, Nordstrom, JCPenney, Sears, Bloomingdale's, etc. Or you can buy them online. You may want to check out our collection of blazers as well
Can I wear blazer with jeans?
Of course, you can. You just have to pair it with a nice shirt.
Do I have to iron my blazer?
No, you don't have to iron your blazer. However, it helps to get rid of wrinkles.