Statement jackets or blazers, though there are subtle distinctions, most certainly need to be a part of your daily style arsenal. Even with its ubiquitous presence, the statement jacket whether tailored or casual add a touch of versatility and quirkiness that spice up our wardrobe and help distinguish your style from the rest.
Even if you are someone who gravitates towards simple staple pieces and dress in a more subdued manner or like to own a wardrobe that grabs attention, owning a the statement jackets covers a broad spectrum of style preferences which everyone can benefit from. Statement jackets are about presenting a confident and idealized image of yourself to the world. It’s a trusted item of clothing that makes you feel your best in any scenario.
There are many ways to make a statement—loud, muted, and everything in between. The value of owning a custom-made statement jacket designed to fit your stylistic preferences and constructed to your exact measurements will become one of your most trusted and reliable pieces, one that always makes you look and feel your best, no matter when or how you wear it.
RULES FOR WEARING THE STATEMENT JACKET
Taking the Jacket beyond formal settings, it’s about dressing things down for casual occasions, giving you a look that is still stately clean with a more relaxed, fashionable feel.
– Don’t Make It Part Of Your Suit. When a suit has been separated for its jacket, it looks too formal in finish and structure, obstructing the casual aesthetic you’re going for, throwing out the whole look.
– The traditional rule of thumb, your Statement Jacket should be shorter in the body where the hem of your jacket should hit around the thumb knuckle, the one between the end of your thumb and where the joint meets the palm.
- It should fit to accommodate additional layers for cold weather knitwear or spring linens.
- The versatility of the statement jacket doesn’t lie solely in the number of places it can be worn, but also in the variety of options from which it can be sewn. Get bold and creative with colours, prints, fabrics and patterns. Vibrant colour blocks, classic prints and patterns like stripes and checks, and a range of different fabrics from cotton, wool blends, tweed, linen to velvet. A statement jacket doesn’t always have to feature outrageous patterns or colours , though if your wardrobe skews conservative overall, having at least one splashy piece in your wardrobe is a great idea.
WAYS OF STYLING THE STATEMENT JACKETS
Restrained and classy or showing off your individual style and personal panache. Whatever you choose your options with a statement jacket are extensive.
A classic pairing of a dress shirt and necktie to make you look polished or for more informal days, skip the dress shirt and simply pair the jacket with your favorite v-neck sweater. Sweaters feel relaxed and less buttoned-up, while your jacket lends a professional touch to your outfit. And, don’t forget to accessorize.
Pocket squares or scarves give the look some stability and cohesiveness.
-Written by Indu Ganesh