ESSENTIAL JACKET COLORS IN A MAN'S WARDROBE
Would you like to equip yourself with a wardrobe that will keep you well-dressed in all circumstances? At Ernest, our men's fashion experts know all about the essentials! In this article, you'll learn why a navy blazer, gray jacket, patterned sports jacket and black jacket are essential.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CLASSIC AND SPORTS JACKETS
Before getting to the heart of the matter, let's start by recalling what distinguishes the classic jacket from its sporty version. In a nutshell, a classic jacket is a chic jacket that forms part of a suit. In other words, it's worn with pants cut from the same material for a refined look. It's the "uniform" of businessmen and politicians - in short, of men who want to look impeccable in a formal context.
The sport jacket, on the other hand, is designed to be worn with mismatched pants. Available in a range of cuts, colours and fabrics, it can be worn with the rest of your outfit (pants, shirt, accessories, shoes, t-shirt, etc.) for a polished or casual look.
At Ernest, we're committed to offering our customers sporty suits and jackets for men of all ages and sizes. So, whatever the occasion - business meeting, dinner date, job interview, etc. - we'll have a host of fashionable and flattering outfits for you to choose from.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT COLOR FOR THE RIGHT OCCASION
Not sure what color jacket to wear for a particular occasion? Don't worry: read on to make an informed decision!
NAVY BLUE BLAZER
In its navy blue version, the blazer, which represents a cross between the sport jacket and the more formal jacket, is extremely versatile. This timeless classic can be dressed up with wool trousers or more formal. You can also wear it to work or to a semi-formal event. It's perfect for men working in finance or law, or attending seminars, conventions or meetings with clients or investors.
A navy blue blazer can give you an elegant yet casual look when worn with jeans or chinos. An ideal choice for an evening out with friends (restaurant, play, etc.) or a date!
Gray is a neutral colour that evokes wisdom, uprightness and seriousness. For this reason, a gray jacket is essential in your wardrobe to make a good impression on slightly more formal occasions, such as an important business meeting.
It's also ideal if you're invited to a wedding. In this case, you can match it with a basic shirt and choose a colourful pocket handkerchief and bow tie. Moreover, a gray jacket is a sensible choice for attending a funeral. If so, opt for sober accessories.
On the other hand, a gray jacket can, like a navy blue blazer, be used to create a more casual style. In this case, you could pair it with quality jeans and a t-shirt or sweater to look good and feel comfortable on a cultural outing (exhibition, launch, etc.), or simply to go shopping!
PATTERNED SPORTS JACKET
Every self-respecting men's wardrobe should contain at least one sports jacket with stripes or checks. This garment allows you to introduce an element of interest into an otherwise simple outfit. Add variety to your wardrobe by choosing THE patterned sports jacket of your dreams at Ernest! You'll find many from our Anthony of London and Orvieto brands, which offer excellent value for money.
The patterned sports jacket can be worn on many occasions, depending on the style. Large patterns or bold colours (pink, red, orange, purple, etc.) are suitable for a birthday or Christmas party, for example, while discreet styles are perfect for work. That said, it all depends on your sector of activity: when it comes to clothing, an advertising executive can generally be more daring than a notary!
Last but not least: the indestructible black jacket! Need an all-purpose jacket that goes with absolutely everything? This elegant garment - ideally paired with pants in the same fabric - is a must-have in your wardrobe.
A black suit is perfect for a chic look on formal occasions (ball, gala, etc.). Worn mismatched, it's also recommended for days when you don't want to break the bank when choosing your outfit.
As you've seen, four jackets are enough to complete a man's wardrobe. At Ernest, we have a wide selection of quality jackets for you to choose from. And if you like any of them, but they don't fit perfectly, remember that you can use our in-store tailoring service!