HOW SHOULD A MAN MATCH HIS JACKET?
You've got a few jackets in your wardrobe, and you're wondering what to pair them with to look impeccable for any occasion. At Ernest, our men's fashion stylists have the knowledge and expertise to advise you on successful combinations. Want to learn how to coordinate colours, patterns and styles without making a faux pas? Follow our guide!
WHICH JACKET COLOR GOES WITH EVERYTHING?
As a general rule, men's fashion experts consider black to be THE go-to colour par excellence. That said, since black is strongly associated with formal situations and special occasions, blue or gray may be better choices for creating a flawless look in certain circumstances. At Ernest, we've noticed that blue is very popular with our customers, and has been for several seasons. It goes wonderfully well with black, grey, navy, beige, denim blue and so on. A sure bet!
WHAT PANTS TO WEAR WITH A JACKET?
The choice of pants to wear with a jacket depends on several factors. If it's a suit jacket, there's no need to think too hard: wear it with matching pants to be 100% sure of your look! As for the rest, you're spoilt for choice. Slim-fit pants, jeans and chinos are perfect with a sports jacket, tweed jacket, blazer or corduroy jacket, for example.
WHICH T-SHIRT TO WEAR WITH A JACKET?
Unless you want to provoke a reaction, avoid band or cartoon t-shirts with jackets! At Ernest, we strongly recommend quality T-shirts in plain or very discreet patterns. A white or black t-shirt with a round or V-neck, for example, is a safe bet to have in your wardrobe for a smart-casual look. That said, ensure it fits snugly to your torso to avoid unsightly creases. Want to vary your style? Get T-shirts in different colours (coral, raspberry, light blue, etc.) to combine with your favourite jacket, depending on your mood!
WHAT COLOR JACKET TO WEAR WITH NAVY JEANS?
Navy blue jeans are a must-have in every man's wardrobe. Versatile, they're sure to create a trendy look! And the good news is that, according to men's fashion experts, this cult garment is a basic. In other words, it combines wonderfully with virtually any jacket colour, including beige, orange, red, gray, brown, green and black.
That said, with navy jeans, it's best to add no more than two other colours to the top. Also, make sure your denim pants are impeccable (untorn, unstained and unwashed) so as not to spoil the charm of your smart-casual outfit!
ASSOCIATIONS THAT WORK WELL
Looking for an ensemble to wear with one of your jackets? At go, take a look at your wardrobe and see what winning combinations you could try:
Blue or dark grey jacket with beige chino
A well-cut dark jacket (midnight blue or charcoal gray, for example) worn with a nice beige chino is sure to keep you looking current. With a sports shirt (check out our collections!) and a nice leather belt, you're sure to make a splash!
Wool or tweed jacket with jeans
Looking for a comfortable, stylish outfit that will keep you warm in mid-season? Choose an elegant wool or tweed jacket and a quality sweater, then slip on your best pair of jeans for a style that's as casual as it is refined!
Unstructured jacket with jeans or chino
You can't go wrong by pairing neutral or coloured jeans or chino with an unstructured jacket that's both chic and comfortable. Accessorize your outfit to suit the season, and you're done!
Patterned jacket with neutral pants
At Ernest, we love patterned jackets (checks, stripes, etc.)! These allow you to create an interesting - and decidedly fashionable - look. Once you've chosen the patterned jacket that suits you best, all you have to do is match it with neutral pants (e.g. grey, beige, navy blue).
Coloured jacket with neutral pants
Want to stand out from the crowd for a special occasion? Count on the appeal of a jacket that's anything but classic. The possibilities are endless! In summer, a pink or coral jacket with white pants is a choice for a fresh, dynamic look.
Earth tones of all kinds (brown, sand, terracotta, etc.) are very present in men's fashion. They are particularly popular with men who love nature and simplicity. Combining a jacket in an earthy colour with a shirt and pants in slightly different earth tones creates a look that's as seductive as it is sophisticated.
Shades of blue worn together
Blue is a versatile colour that symbolizes calm, confidence and order. Wear a blue jacket with other blue garments (e.g., a chino or turtleneck sweater) to create an attractive outfit. Still trying to decide what to wear? By following the advice of our stylists at Ernest, you can quickly become an expert in tone-on-tone outfits!
Sport jacket with turtleneck for the cold season
In winter, swap the lightweight shirt for a warm turtleneck sweater. With a quality sports jacket, you'll have a trendy outfit to go about your business comfortably. See our sweaters in our online boutique or, even better, come and try them on in-store!
At Ernest, men's jackets and blazers hold no secrets for our team, and our stylists can match them perfectly with other garments and accessories, including shoes and socks. So, whatever your preferences, don't hesitate to consult them: they'll be able to recommend elegant models and suggestions for winning combinations!