jacket: dʒakɪt/ (noun): an outer garment extending either to the waist or the hips, typically having sleeves and a fastening down the front.
Did you know, the word ‘jacket’ comes from the French word jaquette which refers to a small or lightweight tunic.
In this blog, we will be talking about some of the key jacket styles that are trending and are viable options for today’s fashionable male.
Suit Jackets are traditionally part of an entire ensemble, which includes a jacket and a matching trouser. The shirt is usually made from finer luxury materials. Suit jackets are available in single-breasted or double-breasted; peaked, notched, or shawl lapels; vented or unvented; and American, English, or Italian styles. While selecting your suit jacket remember to choose muted colours like navy blue, grey and black for business and formal events, and save brighter, vibrant colours like beige, white and light blue for casual fun events.
Blazers provide a dapper look that is less formal than a suit jacket and more polished than a sports coat. The key to look stylish either at a client meeting or a casual event is a perfectly-fitting blazer. Sport blazers in colours like navy blue, charcoal or grey with casual shirts/tees and slim-fit jeans and watch it spruce up your entire personality.
Sports Jackets have pockets with flaps, an additional ticket pocket and are of softer construction than a suit jacket. While styling yourself, think about what will you be wearing the jacket with as much as the jacket itself. Try complimenting the jacket by wearing colours not from the same colour family. Try opting one of the below looks and add the sports jacket as your outfit of choice for a cooler weekend.
Along with a blazer and a smart suit, a leather jacket is a must-have for every man. A perfect way to add an edge to any outfit, it can be styled all-year round and adds a classy look to your personality. Whether you are going for a date, a night out with your friends or a formal night out – pair a brown leather jacket with shades of blue, a solid navy tie and a pair of dark jeans and look awesome.
A Denim Jacket gives you a casual, but stylish, look whether it is for a weekend date or a casual meeting. While purchasing the perfect Denim jacket, always remember to check the material and fit of the jacket. Also, your denim jacket and jeans should roughly be two shades apart. The safest bet is to pair a denim jacket with a pair of coloured chinos.
The ‘timeless’ Indian dress of men: the Nehru/ Modi Jacket has been in Indian fashion from decades and is here to stay. An important feature that distinguishes the traditional Nehru jacket from a normal suit jacket is the mandarin collar. It is the single most versatile piece of clothing which should be in any guy’s closet: be it your friend’s cocktail party, a casual brunch or any other traditional function. Next time, try styling a Nehru Jacket either on a plain kurta or add a pocket square to give it a classy look.
We hope all these different types of jacket styles will help you while dressing for any formal or casual event. Do let us know what you thought of the blog.