An exceptional blazer deserves a place in every man’s wardrobe, much like a Little Black Dress for women. Which is why Dunhill – a label well-versed in British contemporary classics – has created some of the blazers you should own this season.
This season’s Dunhill man is an urbanite on-the-go, armed with a bold attitude towards dressing up and a fearlessness for injecting a bit of fun into his everyday ensemble. For Spring/Summer 2016, the British label celebrates the unorthodox style that English men bring to formal wardrobes. Far from being simply casual, the blazer is reimagined by Dunhill in a manner that balances the sophistication of David Niven with the boyish charms of the British princes in their youth. While the traditional blazers are always in blue, the brand eschews the English tradition to include a few more colours such as white. As much about practicality as personality, the designs by Dunhill are linked back to the blazers military past with brass buttons.
A rule to remember is that a blazer must never match the trousers. Note that one must also never substitute a blazer for a suit — you don’t mess with their traditions or their monarchy. Instead it should strike a balance between business and casual.With a good dose of elegance and timelessness, these navy blazers provide a lot of mileage. Pair it with a tie and dark slacks for dressier occasions or simply go with an open collar striped dress shirt and white trousers for a more relaxed look.
Its hard to go wrong with over a century of tradition and style that has been embraced by royalty and civilians alike.