Men’s Fall Fashion: Blazers

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Men’s Fall Fashion Trends and Blazers

Men’s Fall Fashion – The time has come the Walrus said, and that time would be to start planning ahead for your fall fashion fixings. The summer in NYC has been great to us, New Yorkers, so far, but with August sadly coming just around the river bend, there is some serious reshuffling of fashion to be done.

Men's Fall Fashion
Men’s Fall Fashion

Soon, gentlemen, you will be retiring those cutoff shorts, tucking away those tanks, and pairing down those linen pants. However upsetting this may sound, (I know I, personally, am doing some serious inner crying) we must make sure the modern-day man is ready for the fall.

Mens Fall Fashion 2011
Mens Fall Fashion 2011

The beginning of the fall is always a strange transition for fashion where one is often bogged down by the FAQ’s of Fashion: Can white be worn after Labor Day? How long into the season can I still wear shorts? Do I really have to wear socks with my shoes again? Are boat shoes still appropriate? Listen right hurr, ya’ll, fashion does not have rules, it does not dictate who you are. You, my masculine friend, must own your style and show those clothes who’s boss! That being said, you must be sensible! As in, why on earth would you wear white pants in the middle of a haboob? (Look it up.)

Men's Suiting
Men’s Suiting

One word, Blazer. Done. That’s all. Fin. The blazer is the perfect transitional statement piece from summer to autumn because “it’s not too hot and not too cold. All you need is a light jacket.” Seriously though, save the fall jacket for later in the season and don a blazer in the meantime. Not only are they extremely versatile for turning day looks into night looks, but what man doesn’t look good in a blazer?

Here are my three tips for choosing the perfect Men’s blazer:

1. Double-Breasted Blazer

Yes, it is back and badder than ever. This coming season you can expect to seem some serious buttoning action. The double-breasted blazer has been a staple in male suiting but took a bit of a hiatus until recently. The look is ubber masculine and creates a much more boxy silhouette. Double-breasted blazers also draw some severe attention to the torso.  So, my recommendation, if you are tall and lanky, go out and get yourself one of these bad boys. Short and stout? Wearing a double-breasted blazer will make you look like Danny Devito (and that is not a good thing).

Ferragamo Double Breasted Blazer
Ferragamo Double Breasted Blazer

2. Shawl Collar

The shawl collar started to make a bit of a comeback several seasons ago showing up in men’s cardigans and knitware. The rise of the shawl collar started becoming more prevalent last season in what seemed like 1 out of 3 pieces of men’s sweaters, which then trickled down to autumnal and winter jackets, and then, undoubtedly showed up in men’s suiting. The shawl collar is my personal favorite look this season. It offers something different, something new to typical men’s tailored pieces. Not to mention, these guys showcase the neck and neckline. (If you are at all like me, I have a serious addiction to showcasing my neck. Hence, why I never wear crewnecks, turtlenecks, or high-collared pieces). The shawl collar says serious fashion. Want to be a trendsetter in the office? Get yo’ self a shawl collar.

Maison Martin Margiela, Shawl Collar Blazer
Maison Martin Margiela, Shawl Collar Blazer

3. Skinny Lapel

Here’s the skinny: the thinner the lapel, the skinnier you look, gentlemen. Men’s tailoring has undergone some serious plastic surgery over the years. Suits became skinnier and skinnier which included everything from the pant to the waistline to the details. A skinny suit is not necessarily for everyone. It looks great on those…who…are…well ya’know…skinnier. However, the skinny lapel on a suit works for everyone. Since, the lapel is thinner, it takes away any excess bulk and really draws a narrow line down your torso straight to the point of a fastened button. Want something modern and chic? Get the skinny.

Cavalli, Peak Narrow Lapel Blazer
Cavalli, Peak Narrow Lapel Blazer

This fashion blog post about Men’s Fall Fashion was published by Nazmiyal Antique Rugs located in the heart of Manhattan, New York City.