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Shades of Grey

As any man knows, when it comes to a clothing must have it has to be a blazer. However, with so much variety out there it’s hard to pin down exactly what will work for you. The truth is it’s different for everyone. While it’s instinctive to pick up another black blazer, the reality is this colour has it’s limits regarding style options. The classic black blazer also has more of a formal connotation to it. Instead when it comes to a man’s staple, I believe a well fitted grey blazer is a much better fall back – not to mention value for money. Let’s go through some of the many perks and points to consider when seeking out your perfect pick;

A grey blazer crosses the line from smart to causal seamlessly. This hardworking garment is easily coupled with a simple t- shirt, jeans and crisp pair of takkies.

Or it can just as effortlessly swing over to the formal side of the spectrum, when you finish it off with a smart pair of trousers, formal watch and smart shoes.

Opting for something with a bit of texture can show off elements of your personality. It speaks volumes about who you are, before you even say a word. This can be a negative or a positive depending on what it is you are trying to communicate.

From herringbone to wool, these textured fabric ways make sense across the cooler seasons of the year – ranking it as the ultimate winter blazer. Although a woolly winter blazer won’t exude the same clean freshness as something that’s more traditional, the bonus is it has more than two colour threads. This opens up a plethora of styling doors to various combinations, making it easy to pair with a range of chinos, jeans and tops.

We all know there are more than 50 shades of grey, when it comes to finding the perfect grey blazer (and there is nothing wrong with wearing various shades all at once, if you know what you are doing).

The various shades of grey can range from a shade darker than white, to a shade lighter than black. With so many options, it makes picking out the right shade for the occasion incredibly challenging. There are however a few simple tips you can incorporate as a guideline, to help make the decision process a little easier.

For starters, if you don’t have a matching grey pair of trousers to go with your grey blazer, opt for something a shade darker. If you go too light the extreme contrast in colour will have you looking top heavy and throw your body balance right off. Finally, keep in mind the darker the shade of grey, the more formal it comes across. So if you want a more softer look, then play in the lighter tones of grey.  Match your blazer up with a lighter pair of trousers for a relaxed finish.

I always feel in order to find what works for you, you need to play. Experimenting with colour you would normally stay away from, is the best way to push your styling boundaries past your comfort zone. Just make sure you give your high price tag pieces, a bit more thought. Think about what you can use, to combine the most amount of clothing pieces into outfits.

 If you need a little more inspiration and tips please let me know.

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                                                                                                 Yours in style, Tweak 'n Style

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