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HOW TO: THE WHITE BLAZERS

12.10.17

Our ultimate guide to the tailored jacket you never knew your wardrobe was missing.

Ah, the white blazer. The statement-making hit of summer seasons, making appearances at everything from a day at the races to the inevitable Great Gatsby-themed party one of your friends will choose for his 30th birthday party, but just how do you pull it off for this time of year? It’s a daunting prospect for most men… and with good reason too. The last thing you want is to rock up to this season’s swankiest events only to hear, “Can I have another glass of champagne, please?” so here are some rules to keep in mind:



1. FIRST THINGS FIRST, CHOOSE AN OFF-WHITE OPTION
 

Dazzling is a word you want associated with your smile, not your jacket. A sparkling white blazer is perfectly suitable at a high-profile event or awards night, but in almost every other instance wear an off-white one. The Mask blazer has the right blend of classic and contemporary edge in a soft tone to ensure no one will look at you and wonder why you aren’t holding a tray of canapés.



2. CONSIDER IT YOUR STATEMENT PIECE
 

The one thing to remember with a white blazer is that it is the only “loud” piece your outfit will require. Your best bet is to pair it with muted colours that will complement the white, rather than clash with it.



3. KEEP THINGS SKINNY
 

To ensure that your white blazer receives the attention it deserves, and as is often the case with wearing white anyway, keep your trousers skinny to draw attention to the jacket.



4. DON'T ROLL UP THE SLEEVES
 

Just trust us on this one.



THREE WAYS TO WEAR A WHITE BLAZER



BLACK IS BEST
 

For a look that’s more David Gandy than Don Johnson, make the white blazer the finishing touch to an all-black outfit. A black crew-neck T-shirt, black skinny or slim-fit trousers and a black leather dress shoe all paired with a white jacket is a slick sartorial swerve that will turn all heads in the room… for the right reason, of course.



WORK IT
 

For an option that can take you from a day at the office to dinner and drinks in the evening, wear a rollneck underneath your blazer. We recommended the Olive version in burgundy to inject some seasonal colour to proceedings. Opt for grey trousers to ensure the colours don’t clash. To add some flair, the Haven in charcoal with its Prince Of Wales print keeps things looking sharp. Swap out a shoe for a leather boot for some extra edge.



DRESS TO IMPRESS
 

No white blazer guide would be complete without offering the full tux look for that special occasion. Keep it classic with a white shirt and black tuxedo trousers. The Marcel shirt in cotton brings glamour to the table with its contrasting black buttons while the slim cut of the tailored Whitehouse trousers adds sophistication. For footwear, look no further than the Filmore. Its elegant double monk strapstrikes a confident note. Wear a dress scarf over the jacket for an extra measure of individuality. We recommend a patterned scarf, such as the Preston in navy.



REISS | CASTORE: THE TAILOR
MEETS THE ENGINEER

08.11.21

‘Engineered for Modern Living’, our first-ever brand collaboration opens a new chapter in the athleisure-meets-urban-style conversation.

REISS partnered with activewear experts CASTORE to create a collection designed for before, during and after sports practices. Each piece is cut from CASTORE’s cutting-edge materials and assembled with their unique manufacturing methods, while the sartorial elements and refined details throughout the range are unmistakably REISS.

The Harvey Snood, The James Top

“The REISS look goes way beyond occasion and work. We wanted to work with a like-minded partner specialised in the sportswear field. CASTORE’s expertise allowed us to apply the best of REISS' style to technical pieces designed to wear before, during and after our customer's workout. Together we created a unique product,” says REISS’ CEO Christos Angelides.

Left: The Roman Top, The Arlo Trousers
Right: The James Top, The Wills Shorts, The Harley Sock

“It has been truly collaborative, leaning on the areas of expertise within each brand to explore new, untapped opportunities. This collaboration has allowed a blank canvas approach, a chance to learn and to challenge the rules," commented CASTORE’s Founder, Tom Beahon.

Top: The Travis Top, The Arlo Trousers 
Middle: The Francis Top, The Jules Jacket, The Cooper Trouser
 The Hudson Cap 
Bottom: The Harvey Snood, The Ryder Jacket

The collection includes a water, wind and dirt-resistant lightweight running jacket cut from a technical fabric with a microporous membrane for breathability and reflective branding. 


Lightweight and quick-drying trousers for high-intensity training come with an adjustable waistband and cut to a slim, athletic shape. A high-stretch vest for low-intensity outdoors training has zoned quilting for additional warmth.

On Lorena: The Gable Coat, The Harvey Cap 
On Ed: The Francis Top, The Arlo Trousers

On the lifestyle end of the athleisure spectrum, five styles are specifically for recovery - a pair of trousers, joggers, a hoodie, a t-shirt, and a quarter-zip long sleeve pullover.


The campaign was photographed at the London Aquatics Centre. The Zaha Hadid-created venue embodies both CASTORE's and REISS' modern outlook on design and provides the perfect background for their future-facing collection.

The Roman Top

Sizes are available in XS-XXL for garments across the range and one size fits all for accessories. Looking forward, Spring 2022 will see an exciting womenswear range added, leaning on the same properties that are key to our brand-new menswear collection. 


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