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.