Men’s Jackets And Blazers: Differences and Similarities

Fashion designer Holger Sommer shows the Gentleman Blog, what are the differences between the men’s jackets and blazers. Also he explains how combining both with other pieces of clothing, and on which occasions they are elected.

The origin of the Blazers

The most popular legend about the origin of the Blazers says that the captain of the frigate HMS ‘BLAZER’ on the occasion of an inspection visit by the British Queen Victoria in 1837 to this opportunity make a new, more representative type of jacket for his team left. Due to the pleasure of Queen Victoria expressed this new type of jacket in the aftermath of the occupation of other ships should be taken over. From about the year 1920 he had then established itself in Europe. This type of Blazer was originally a dark blue double-breasted with two slits and gilt buttons.

According to another legend, the blazer has its origin in the flaming red uniform jackets of a rowing clubs in Cambridge (UK). This could be an explanation for the origin of the word, because “to blaze” means in German something like “blaze, flare up, light up, sparkle, gleam”. This variant is a single-breasted.

Characteristics of the Blazers

Basically, the shape of the Blazers is casual formal. Earlier, blazers often with ornaments were provided. The bags are placed in a Blazer with the classical form. Provided that it is appropriately combined, a quality Blazer radiates dignity despite its sporty cut, it is so wonderful for the (Business) casual look.

Why the Blazer is worn

The Blazer as a single-breasted is carried to a lighter cotton trousers or Chino in a modern outfit of jeans, too. The Blazers can be worn just as well to the polo shirt or fine Cashmere Turtleneck. By his athleticism, the choice on the Blazer falls rather on half festive occasions such as the garden party or a dinner with friends in a restaurant. If the date is somewhat more formal, the double-breasted is selected like.

The origin of the jackets

The term sacrament says quite a bit about the form. He comes from the English sack, German bagin Italian Sacco, Latin Saccus , and Greek executed. Another common name is jacket. To his early days, it was straight cut, just like a bag and without waisting. The jacket was first worn by the working population because it was practical and cost-effective in the manufacture as well as without decoration, double cuffs or other equipment came from. Also, the view that the man need – to attach anyway not very high importance of clothing in contrast to the women’s world was in large parts of society. The man should adorn themselves with small accessories. Only took a higher “rank” in the course of time the jacket in the dress code .

Formal as the Blazer jacket

Therefore, the Blazer when compared to the Blazer is factual in its form. It is continuously cut, and the bags are incorporated instead of set up. It has one or two slots in the back, and the number of buttons varies depending on the trend between two to four. The jacket is available in different variations by far to narrow. That hangs together with the current fashionable aspects on the one hand and on the other hand with the target audience of the fashion designer.

Is the pants of the same material as the jacket, the suit is ready. The jacket (or suit) mostly with shirt and tie is worn. In the business or on formal occasions, the choice is rather on the jacket as on the Blazer. This is reflected in the mensjacketsstore. Such jackets for men are very cautious, usually medium to dark grey, black or dark blue.

Differences in colour and form

Color and form are the main differences between the men’s jackets and blazers. But blurring the line more and more. Because in today’s fast paced by the Prodi decades out, uses more often no time and no money to create separate cuts, the Blazer is often made on the same production line as the jacket. This unfortunately loses its its own shape.