We may live in a time where suits are becoming increasingly less common in the workplace, but the workhorse of a man’s wardrobe remains plenty relevant. Don’t let a great suit waste away on a hanger. Instead, think of the blazer and trousers as two ingredients to implement into your everyday look. Once you start thinking of them less as part of a suit, and more like two pieces you can wear with anything, you unlock the true style potential of one of menswear’s most classic items.
Trousers make an excellent substitute for a pair of jeans or chinos, and add a less casual vibe to sneakers or street-ready items like coach jackets. In the same token, a blazer can dress up a bold floral shirt or a light-washed pair of denim. When you inject a welcome dose of classic tailoring into any outfit, it makes the entire look stand out in a way that tells everyone else you totally know what you’re doing. When the weather’s warm, like spring and summer, lightweight blazers and trousers are especially helpful in taking your wardrobe to that sweet spot in between too casual and fully formal. After all, you don’t take yourself too seriously, so why should it be the same for your suit? Allow us to demonstrate some ways that a simple blazer and well-cut pair of trousers can transform your summer style.
This article was taken from The Tailoring Issue, the new Topman magazine - in selected stores now.
Photography: Ryan Kibler