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Shopping for a suit or blazer can be very overwhelming for many men. There are a myriad of types and styles in endless variations of colors, fabrics, and cuts. Blazers are versatile jackets that may be as formal as a suit or as casual as a light coat. The perfect blazer easily translates from the office to a night out, and at The House of Rose our master tailors and fashion consultants will be more than pleased to guide you towards the right direction.

Blazers come in two basic styles: single-breasted and double-breasted. There are further variations within these basic cuts, but a man should first know which of these types of blazer looks BEST on him. This would be determined in the first consultation with your tailor.

Conservative two-button suit made of 100% chocolate brown wool with baby blue pinstripes. Features combination pockets and notch lapel.

Grey 100% wool with pinstripes and contrast notch lapel with contrasting patch pockets. Functioning buttons on sleeves are made custom with satin suit fabric featured on the lapel. Hand picked stitching all around pockets and entire jacket.

100% Wool, rust-red military inspired suit with textured wave pattern. Patch pockets and contrast notch lapel, complete with custom buttons.

100% Wool, navy blue double breasted suit with baby blue pinstripes. Six functioning horn buttons. Complete with combination pockets and a peak lapel.

100% Wool, navy herringbone, two-button suit. Combination pockets and notch lapel with picked stitching.

100% Wool, black with tan pinstripes two button suit. Pick stitching around combination pockets and entire jacket.

100% Wool grey and tan double breasted suit. Six buttons, with two functioning. Featuring combination pockets with peak lapel.

Wool

Wool is the most familiar fabric for suits, so it is often used to make blazers. These breathe well and drape nicely. Blazers made from wool are often tailored like suit jackets and will have a professional appearance.

Silk

Silk blazers have all of the benefits of other natural fiber fabrics: They are highly breathable, and they are extremely comfortable and soft. However, many people believe that silk blazers look the best out of the other natural fibers. Men shopping for silk blazers will find higher prices, so this fabric is best for men who want to buy a single, high quality blazer to wear to different occasions or for work.

Corduroy

Corduroy is commonly made from cotton, but the name refers to a distinct way of weaving the fabric that involves forming soft ridges in parallel lines. Corduroy blazers are more casual and can often be unlined, which gives them less structure. This soft, warm fabric is great for fall and winter months, and it can be casual without seeming sloppy.

Leather

Leather blazers are very warm. Often, leather used in a blazer style is worn more as a jacket for warmth than as a part of an outfit, and leather blazers are not appropriate for an office. However, leather blazers are very stylish. High quality leather jackets are extremely soft, and most leather is also treated to be water repellent, something that other blazer materials cannot offer. Leather blazers are also more expensive than basic fabric ones, so a man choosing a leather blazer for a stylish jacket will need to be certain that he will not need a more versatile fabric blazer.

Cotton

Cotton, like wool, is also often used to make suit jackets. It breathes as well as wool, however it is a lighter fabric. This quality makes it preferred for warm weather.

Linen

Linen, like cotton, is a lightweight natural material. It breathes well and is best for warm weather. Linen has a distinct look, which many like. They are popular for social settings, though linen is wrinkled very easily and may be more difficult to maintain.

Synthetic Fibers

Synthetic fibers include polyester, rayon, and nylon. Blazers made from these fabrics are often cheaper than ones made from natural fibers, but synthetic fabrics do not breathe as well, and men may find them uncomfortable. Synthetic fibers can also look shiny or cheap, so they will stand out in formal business environments. Men who want to own a lot of blazers in different colors or styles, however, can stock up on cheaper synthetic fiber blazers for a variety of options.

Blends

Blends are a combination of a natural fiber, like cotton, wool, or silk, and a synthetic fiber. These blazers have many of the good qualities of the natural fibers, like breath-ability and a high quality look. But because they are not 100 percent natural fibers, they are also cheaper. Blends are a good option for most men because they are more affordable yet also feel and look nice.

Shopping for a suit or blazer can be very overwhelming for many men. There are a myriad of types and styles in endless variations of colors, fabrics, and cuts. Blazers are versatile jackets that may be as formal as a suit or as casual as a light coat. The perfect blazer easily translates from the office to a night out, and at The House of Rose our master tailors and fashion consultants will be more than pleased to guide you towards the right direction.

Blazers come in two basic styles: single-breasted and double-breasted. There are further variations within these basic cuts, but a man should first know which of these types of blazer looks best on him. This would be determined in the first consultation with your tailor.

Single Breasted

Single-breasted blazers are among the more common type of blazer. Depending on the number of buttons it has, it may be suitable for either business or social settings. It may refer to a coat, jacket or similar garment with only one column of buttons and narrow overlapping flaps.

One-Button
Blazers with only one button are considered to be very stylish. Though they may not be appropriate for most work environments, they may be acceptable for men who work in a business where suits are not required. Thin men look BEST in this style, but stockier or taller men may find that the way the blazer hangs is not very flattering.

Two-Button
Blazers with two buttons are classics and are universally appropriate for nearly any work environment. The simple cut of a two-button blazer looks good on almost all men. These blazers may not be daring or uncommon, but they’re the BEST basic type of blazer for a man to buy.

Double Breasted

This style is most recognizable from pea coats. These blazers have two rows of buttons up the torso, the fronts of the blazer overlapping each other. This overlap adds bulk to the double-breasted style, so some men may find these blazers to be too warm. Double-breasted blazers are generally very conservative and formal. They are a safe bet for business meetings and an office environment.

Tuxedos + Dinner Jackets

Dinner jackets are by far the most formal style of blazer. They are great for evening events and dates. Many of them have shiny or contrasting lapels, which give the blazer a formal yet flashy look. Another lapel variation one will see is a shawl lapel. These, unlike other lapel styles, are made from a single piece of fabric and curve down over a man’s chest. This look is very distinctive and is best for evening events.

Colored & Patterned 

The pattern and color of a blazer make just as much of an impact as the cut and style, if not more. The most conservative color choices for a man’s blazer are black, charcoal, gray, and navy blue, while brown is not as conservative. Light beige or off-white blazers are not very common, and most men will see these in linen fabrics. These are good for daytime social events, but linen fabric may be harder to care for. A man who likes to stand out in a crowd will love brighter options, though they are not a good choice for a conservative work environment. Many prefer the middle ground that plaids and stripes provide. These patterns, when done in muted or neutral colors, are conservative enough for casual business settings but interesting enough for a man to feel that he is expressing his own style without being boring.

Why Bespoke?

There are many reasons to recommend a bespoke suit. There are the fittings, where you are made to feel like the most important person in the world, there’s the fact that you have something which was crafted for you and only you, and no one else has anything like it, and there is the decadence of owning something so fine, that it looks better the more you wear it.

Your suit is to be cut to fit you, not to disguise you – you will never be that taller, shorter, fatter or thinner version of yourself, so you should look for a tailor who can flatter your body.

A made-to-measure suit is just a basic, pre-existing template pattern that has been roughly altered to fit you, and isn’t bespoke at all. And an off-the-rack suit is, well… off the rack and the furthest thing from being made to fit you. Even with an experienced tailor there are limitations as to how much they can alter an off-the rack suit to fit it to you.

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