As we are finally transitioning into my favorite season of the year (Autumn) I thought I would start to talk about pieces to pick up as I start to transition my wardrobe for the cooler months. The first thing I have decided to start with is a staple piece that should be in every guy's closet and that is the patterened blazer.
This slim, brown plaid Italian-cotton blazer from Banana Republics Fall 2017 line is the perfect example of what you should look for in your patterned blazer. What I really love about this piece is how soft the cotton they used is. In addition to that the more casual patch pockets, paired with a lightly padded shoulder give the blazer an over all more relaxed look and feel. In wearing this blazer out on a date I felt very at ease and that it falls into that perfect category of being smartly dressed without coming off as trying too hard.
To go even a step more casual try something like this; a smart leather trainer, grey henley and some light khaki trousers. This look is perfect if you work in a more casual enviroment and want to be a touch more comfortable or even a date.
Overall, for a little under $300 this jacket is phenominal. I did not have to take it to the tailor as the fit is spot on. Also the light construction and materials used are some of the best I have seen from Banana Republic thus far. The lightly padded shoulders and patch pockets make it the perfect jacket for going into Fall. Click HERE to check it out. Check out the video I did on this blazer below!