The Blue Blazer

There are many things in menswear that can be discussed and everyone is entitled to an opinion, but on one things
we should all agree: every gentleman’s wardrobe should have a Blue Blazer.

The blue blazer is versatile and naturally elegant, and it represents the wardrobe’s foundation of the classy “bon vivant”.

The history of this garment takes us back to 1837. The captain of a British frigate named HMS Blazer. To avoid the
embarrassment of his crew’s shabby appearance pending a visit from Queen Victoria, the skipper outfitted each
seaman with short blue serge jackets accented with shiny brass buttons similar to those on Royal Navy uniforms. The
blazers were an unequivocal hit with the style-conscious queen, and a fashion icon was born.

Over the years the blazer has lost its formal connotation becoming a garment to be used in different and more
casual circumstances.

Blue blazer

Fabrics and style

Typically made with lightweight hopsack wool, the blue blazer can be easily combined with casual trousers like chinos or jeans.
A white shirt with a white handkerchief will complete the perfect casual look.
Combined with gray trousers, it will bring to life a more “easy chic” look that will fit in every business



A tip is to never wear a blazer with black shoes, instead use a darker or lighter brown (classic or suede leather).

Also, if you’d like to give your blazer a twist, choose the buttons to be silver or dark brown (more formal). It
will add a touch of class to the overall look of your blazer.


Massimiliano Mattetti
Custom Clothier
Massimo Roma – Fine Italian Menswear

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