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the blue blazer

By James | Published: 8. September 2011

There probably isn’t a more versatile piece of clothing in a man’s wardrobe than a blue blazer. What’s more, they suit absolutely everyone. It isn’t difficult to recall images of people, from royalty to film stars to politians, who have known the impact a good blazer can have. When worn over a crisp white shirt the look is relaxed and casual, so simple and yet one that makes an instant impression. At the other end of the scale they look equally great with jeans, t-shirt and trainers. The only thing to avoid is something that is too boxy, the type found in the 80s with gold buttons (ahoy, captain!).

I wanted to create an everyday jacket so a blue blazer seemed like the perfect solution. I kept the cut slim with narrow lapels, by extending the button stand slightly I was able to give the front edge a really nice cutaway shape. I finished it a couple of weeks ago and it really is the everyday jacket I hoped for. I’ve already worn mine with the white shirt, a striped t-shirt, and like today with a bright polo.

I make the blazer to order, so if you are interested in having a jacket made you can send an e-mail to mail at james castle dot de.

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1 Comment

  1. Travis
    Posted 14. October 2011 at 00:35 | Permalink

    love the one button. minimal magic.

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