In the 3rd installment of our Knot Standard partnership series, I’m using their Virtual Studio online design system at home (see page 2). We’ve come up with two looks based around their blue check wool blazer from their Signature collection (look one features all KS pieces).
Photography by Marina T. Peele
Custom Wool Check Blazer, White Chinos & Cutaway Blue Oxford Shirt – c/o Knot Standard (online) | Maroon Tipped Pocket Square – Armstrong & Wilson | Navy Knit Tie – Oliver Wicks | Jodhpur Boots – Jack Erwin
[dropcap size=big]S[/dropcap]tanding out at the office for your strong work ethic comes first and being recognized for your style should come a distant second. You’ve taken the time to stunt on your colleagues by coming up with that new marketing plan that got the boss all kinds of hype and now it’s time to market your sartorial office game. While they’re suiting up in their standard navy & charcoal, bust out an check pattern blazer.
As the ultimate suit separate, a check blazer can make you a standout amongst your coworker. There are a few key rules to rocking this blazer style without stepping into 70’s used cars salesman mode.
A Knot Standard (Pun Intended) Way Of Styling
- Step one for finding the right check pattern jacket is selecting a colorway that works universally in your wardrobe. Case in point, navy x light blue check!
- Consider your fabrics. At 290 gram, this blazer is warm enough to take you through the chilly months (layer appropriately) and light enough to be your go to outerwear piece during the fall & early spring.
- Nothing but complements. Colors like browns, shades of blue and white are an easy way to take this look to new Neapolitan heights. A jewel toned pocket square add color without taking away from the look.
Monogramming and adjust tabs on the waist band. Two signs of custom pieces that really set these pieces apart from off-the-rack gear.
The Denim Switch Up
Custom Signature Wool Check Blue Blazer – c/o Knot Standard (online) | Cutaway Collar White Shirt – Trashness | Cable Knit Tie – Hook & Albert | Distressed Denim Jeans – Gap | Brown Suede Jodhpur Boots – Jack Erwin | Oversized Gold-tone Chronograph Weekender Watch – c/o Timex
What’s the right blazer to wear with jeans? One with texture and casual details. Take this blazer for example — designed with functional patch pockets, notch lapel, a shorter length and the texture of the wool complements the denim.
This look is a take on the first one. Swapping out the blue shirt for a white one and white chinos for blue jeans has completely changed the look to something that’s everyday casual. Even though the look changed, the color palette stayed exactly the same.
Founder & 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. As of 2014, Sabir serves as a freelance brand ambassador & executive stylist for GQ Magazine & GQ Report. Outside of that partnership, Sabir serves as an independent brand consultant as well. Reach me directly at SABIR@MENSSTYLEPRO.COM