The Blazer To Wear With Everything In Your Wardrobe


The one blazer every multi-tasking wardrobe needs

The men’s blazer is quite possibly one of the most versatile pieces you can have in your arsenal. Originally designed as a jacket to bridge the gap between a business suit and casual attire, it has transformed over the years from the uniform of choice of men’s rowing clubs to a seriously stylish asset for the sartorially conscious man of today. Its beauty lies in its ability to bestow any outfit with a sense of fashionable charm, essentially a marriage of smart and casual.

A navy blazer is the standard jacket of choice, but to really master the effortless style a blazer evokes, it’s worth putting in some, well, effort. Introducing the Reggie blazer: its double-breasted design and slim-fit structure along with its heritage-inspired check pattern is an upgrade on the classic navy option that will stay perpetually on-trend no matter the occasion.

The smart-casual approach


There is no disguising the fact that a blazer brings some degree of formality to proceedings – it is, after all, a classic jacket usually sported at some kind of formal occasion – but it can be dressed down with casual pieces. With the Reggie’s light-grey colour, a white shirt will keep the overall tone consistent. For below, opt for trousers or chinos rather than tailored pants. Pair with either box-fresh white sneakers or a tan brogue to inject a hit of colour.

Dressed down in denim


Rid the image of your dad in his “trusty” sports jacket, bootcut jeans and buckled belt from your mind for a minute; a blazer when paired with denim can strike an surprisingly stylish off-duty note. The right kind of denim, however, is essential. Because of the Reggie’s light colour, most jeans will work – whether black, dark grey or a washed-out indigo – but keep them slim or skinny fit. You can go full casual with a T-shirt or pair the blazer with a crew neck for a slightly smarter tone. For footwear, either trainers or Chelsea boots should do the trick.

Turn it up to eleven


For an occasion that calls for a sophisticated approach, forgo your standard two-piece suit and instead dress the Reggie up with smart attire for a look that aligns with the dress code without being too formal. Again, a crisp white shirt will work fine, but if there’s room to play why not switch it up with a slick rollneck? A nifty layering piece to have in the wardrobe, it takes smart and casual occasions in its stride, all while still giving off the “effortless” vibe. Invest in a cashmere one too for an extra degree of that premium aesthetic. Navy trousers and monk-strap shoes should finish the look with flair.