Monday, 17 September 2012

The Perfect Nautical Blazer

Ever since I was young, I've always had a fascination with everything about the sea. As I got older it slowly became less about the existence of the Loch Ness Monster and more about how people dressed for a life at sea and the nautical trends and looks that they've inspired. One of my favorite nautical inspirations has to be the anchor! The nautical anchor has a very unique shape and is really a logo for all things related to sea living.

I always make it a point of looking to history when it comes to styling and picturing how an item was meant to be worn without compromising on my personal flare. When I first bought this blazer, I got a nostalgic feeling of fabulously dressed people on a yacht traveling on crystal blue waters in the south of France. With this in mind, I created the look below: 
Unlined nautical anchor blazer - Zara
Bold blue chinos - Le Chateau 
Navy slim knit tie - Le Chateau
Silver tie clip - Le Chateau
White paisley pocket handkerchief - Le Chateau 

TIP: Mixing textures always adds visual interest to your look. I can't say it enough, 

menswear is all about the fine details!! 
White club collared dress shirt - Le Chateau
Navy braided belt - Le Chateau 

TIP: In my last post I talked about unconstructed suiting and its advantages and disadvantages. This blazer is also unconstructed and to check out more on this type of look click here!

TIP: I am not a big fan of solid ties, but this navy slim knitted version is an exception. Knit ties have a texture and a look that a solid silk tie just can't offer. This type of tie is appropriate for both summer time and a more casual look because of its light weight and ease of wear. 
Leather snake skin printed loafers - Pelle Pelle
 Yours truly, 

   Mr. Cavaliere


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