Nothing does more to dictate a suit’s character than the lapel. But with so many varieties to choose from it can be challenging to know which style is right for you. In this GOTstyle MANual we offer you the beginners guide to lapels as we discuss the three basic and most common forms of lapels: notched, peaked and shawl.
One of my favourite blazers this season is this camo blazer from Vito. To me camouflage is becoming a neutral, the same way leopard print has become a neutral for women. I love that it has a shawl collar, and if you look on the cuff, all the stitching is done in almost an ombre style in different colour variations.
For spring I love this jersey sportcoat from Blue Industry. This coat is perfect for that guy that is just starting to wear jackets but isn’t ready to be super dressy. This blazer definitely caters more to a casual aesthetic, and works well when paired with a some nice denim. This blazer also features some cool details like the lininig under the collar and strip on the pocket.
I picked this blazer from Tiger of Sweden, because it is a very trim brand and very fashion forward. I love this blazer because it’s very different and will make you stand out from the six other guys at the bar wearing a blue sport jacket. The best feature being that it is double breasted and that it slightly shorter than your average sportcoat.
I picked this jacket from Van Gils because of it’s fit. It is made out of really soft jersey and when you put it on it just moldes itself to your body and moves with you. It’s quater lined and features four different contrast linings, and the ever classic elbow patches. Definitely a jacket designed more for casual and social scenarios.
I picked this blazer from Sand because it’s a fantastic staple for Spring and Summer. I love that it is linen, features a subtle plaid pattern and that it almost looks like denim. Making it very versatile and easy to wear. It can easily be dressed up or down, wear it with jean and chucks or wear it with a nice pair of trousers to the office.
I picked this blazer by Vito as my favourite because it has a fantastic price point, at only $178, which is amazing for a blazer of this style and quality. Whether you have a yacht, or not this is a great weekend blazer. You can wear if to a Saturday night party or an early Sunday brunch, just throw it on with a t-shirt and a pair of cotton chinos, and you’re set!
This taupe blazer from Circle of Gentleman is a great options for spring because it’s versatile and offers a nice fresh alternative from typical colours and pallets for the season. I especially love the fact that is has the classic ticket pocket and features blue suede detailing on the pockets and lapel.
This blazer by Johnny Love has a fit that is simply fantastic. It offers a nice trim-cut great for most body types, which is nice. I love the slight tuxedo style details on the contrast lapel and pocket stitch, making it great for an evening out on the town or a casual walk around on the weekends.