When life’s a beach you wear a linen blazer and linen trousers to work.
In a month we’ve devoted to denim, it might seem premature to be bringing up subject of linen. But if we’ve learned anything about transitions, it’s that they are unpredictable – not to mention, being notoriously hard to adapt to.
Tailored linen, on the other hand, is perfect for work on those warmer days. Here’s a springtime office outfit idea featuring a linen blazer and linen trousers.
As you know, a navy blazer is the one garment that every guy needs to own. However, as much as we like to discuss the Perfect Navy Blazer, there really is no such thing.
First of all, four season fabrics are a myth. No one fabric can be perfect all year round. Secondly, a navy blazer – even paired with dark denim – can sometimes come off a little more formal that you’d like.
And therein lies two of the great joys of menswear – the countless fabrics and weaves as well as the endless variations of color within one hue. I generally go darker in the fall and winter and lighter in the spring and summer.
Linen pants sometimes get a bad rap – they’re seen as baggy numbers with drawstrings that you wear as loungewear around the pool. A good pair of tailored linen trousers changes that game.
Building up a dedicated collection of separates will complement and expand the possibilities of your already versatile suit wardrobe.
Your neckwear should match the texture – that visual “feel” – of the pieces you pair it with. A shiny silk tie with this blazer and pants combo would stick out like a sore thumb. Choose one with a rougher texture.