Bold Blazer Volume IV: Mastering The Teal Blazer

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The summer season is coming to a close, however; you still have to time to rock a “go-to-hell” type of cotton blazer. Target released the Mossimo Black line for men a few months ago, with some extremely bold and eye catching colors. Boasting a more tailored fit, Mossimo Black was set to be the introduction of modern-tailoring for Target’s flagship brand. Needless to say, this campaign with bright color suits/separates did receive mixed reviews on the web, so of course I decided to give the blazer a run.

Initially, I purchased (gift from the wife) a size medium in this blazer (that’s my typical off the rack size). When it arrived, the sleeves were too long and the fit (measured at a 36, when most mediums will start their measurements at a 32 inch waist) of the torso was not as “tailored” as perceived from the web. Originally priced at $50, I didn’t see it fit to have it tailored because the end cost would have put this blazer over$100. With Target’s efficient in-store return policy, I exchange this blazer for a small. Once it arrived the length of the sleeves and waist measurement were on point, but, slightly snug in the shoulders (but, I can live with that).

Style Tips:

  • With any bold blazer, white chino/denim and dark denim pair well.
  • Pairing this with white chino/jeans work best for the spring/summer months
  • Incorporating other pieces in the same color family will add some color consistency (see nylon belt).
  • Don’t go overboard in terms of patterns when pairing tops with this type of blazer 
  • It’s a cotton blazer, embrace the wrinkles. Push of the sleeves.
  • T-shirts and tanks are the perfect complement to a cotton blazer

Benefits of this blazer

  • The fabric is light and breathable
  • The colors are eye catching (so if you are looking to get noticed, you’ve found the right blazer).
  • Functional Buttons on the sleeves
  • Double-vented (referring to the back opening)

Work Ready

Teal Cotton Blazer by Mossimo Black via TargetBlue Oxford Shirt by Izod - Washed Chinos by Bonobos

Gold Tie bar by Indochino – Navy Knit Tie by Clubroom – Nylon Belt via Urban Outfitters - Linen Pocket Square by Armstrong & Wilson

Penny Loafers (with Euros instead of Pennies from my trip to Greece) by Aldo

Summer Time and Living Is Easy

Cognac Leather Drivers by Cole Haan - Blue & White Tank Top Shirt by Gap 

Blazer by Mossimo Black Via Target

Woven belt by H&M - Rose Gold Watch by Michael Kors – Green Wood Bead Bracelet Via NY Street Vendor Near NYU

These blazers are still on sale at Target.com in a variety of bold colors. Follow @Target & @TargetStyle via Twitter.com

Best,
Sabir

@MensStylePro

Editor In Chief/Creative Director of Men's Style Pro, Sabir has a deep passion for menswear and all things manly. Selected as one of the "5 Best Dressed Men In America" by Esquire Magazine in 2010 & as #GQFall 2013 Best Dressed Man, Sabir finds his way around the web in an attempt to seek out "the cool" of #menswear. Stay updated on Men's Style Pro doings on Twitter & Instagram @MensStylePro.

  • Jason

    Did you purchase yours online or did you purchase in store? Yours look a little small on you. I wonder if the medium will be that way on me. I am a 40R.

    • http://mensstylepro.wordpress.com Sabir Peele

      Hi Jason,

      They are only available for purchase online. The one I am wearing is a small. I originally purchased the medium, however; the sleeves were way too long and the waist was way too big. The medium measure closer to someone that is a 40R. I am a 38R normally.

      - Sabir

  • Corey

    Ah, the small-ish fit kinda makes it look like a blouse around the shoulders! I’m a pretty small guy so I also have to deal with shopping in between small and medium sizes, the wrong fit can kill certain pieces. I’m loving the Bold Blazer concept though.

    • http://mensstylepro.wordpress.com Sabir Peele

      Yeah, that was the risk of sizing down on this one. You can buy the medium and tailor it. I just wasnt in the mood.

      - Sabir

      • Corey

        Gotcha. Hell, either way it’s serving it’s purpose, looking killer. Maybe I’ll build up my style and courage enough to unleash it on this part of the country by next spring.

        PS – Really appreciate the links to each item in the pic descriptions, priceless for us Men’s Style noobs.

  • http://mensstylepoint.wordpress.com mensstylepoint

    I dig the looks regardless of the size of your jacket. I’m kinda surprised they have functional buttons on the sleeves, though.

  • Randy

    Didn’t catch who the trousers were by?

  • William

    i really like these combos with the blazer. It has the casual look that i have been trying to get better with.

  • Edgar C

    Thanks for posting these photos – I was wondering if I should order one of these from Target

    • http://mensstylepro.wordpress.com Sabir Peele

      No problem Edgar!

      - Sabir

  • Prince Holder

    This and the other bold blazer posts are the blueprint on how to rock these type of blazers like a Men’s Style Pro, thanks for your expertise and insight on fashion.

  • EricaInAmerica

    is the blazer you have forest green or the calistgo blue? I can’t tell.

    • http://mensstylepro.wordpress.com Sabir Peele

      Hi Erica,

      It’s forest green.

      - Sabir

      • EricaInAmerica

        Thanks :-)

  • Martin

    I’m 5’7 with a muscular built. I was wondering what size of the jacket should i get??? i’m willing to get it tailored, but i’m just worried that it will be too long on me. I usually wear a 40 or 42 short all depends on the brand.

    • http://mensstylepro.wordpress.com Sabir Peele

      Hi Martin,

      Get the medium. Tell you tailor that you still want the buttons on the sleeves functional.

      -Sabir

  • Stan

    I’m about 5:11 musclar built but I’m 32 waist so do you think the medium would be cool for my waist size

    • http://mensstylepro.wordpress.com Sabir Peele

      The medium would be a perfect fit for you!

      - Sabir

  • http://thewalkntalk.wordpress.com jsleigh14

    Awesome look! I have a green blazer too and will try these looks with that!

    Justin
    http://www.thewalkntalk.com