Wardrobe Essential

Why You Need a Green Blazer

Blazers come in all shapes and sizes, but colours are usually restricted to navy, grey, black or beige. There's nothing wrong with a classic but there comes a time in every man's life when he needs to step outside those these blazer-based shackles. It's time to go green.

Often used on coats and knitwear, a deep forest green is a woefully underused colour on blazers. We're not sure why this is - although we have a couple of theories.

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The first is because of the (mistaken) belief that it won't match to anything.

The second is the reason why most menswear items aren't made - because not enough of them are being made already.

This season things are starting to change. Ryan Gosling wore one with aplomb in "Crazy, Stupid Love" which got people looking at green blazers in a new light.

And because of this, designers are seeing that green blazers don't have to be a shapeless affair. Finding a good dark green blazer is still a tough task, luckily we've found two for you.

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The first one is from Reiss (£265). The trick with the deep green blazer is to keep things simple in terms of blazer style - so nothing with overly large or small lapels, no fancy fashion tricks or any jiggery pokery that runs the risk of making you look like an idiot. This Reiss blazer avoids all that, sticking to a simple two button, notch lapel design.

(Reiss - £265)

 

The second option is a more extravagant one from Paul Smith. A double breasted version with a two buttons, it's one for those occasions when you want to stand out.

The style also means you'll be able to make this do double duty as a particularly stylish overcoat should the mood strike.

(Paul Smith - £719)

 

And How to Wear It

The answer is simple - wear what you usually wear. Green matches very well with beige, navy and grey, allowing you to wear the same combinations you've worn before.

For example, a white shirt, navy tie and grey trousers would work perfectly with either of the above blazers. The only difference is that you'll look much better than the rest of your peers.

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