Before we delve into the realm of what trousers, shoes and accessories to wear to create the perfect smart casual look, we must first discuss the casual blazer itself. There are so many different styles out there to choose from, it can sometimes be difficult to differentiate between what is a blazer, a sports coat or a suit jacket.
The blazer is considered to be less formal than the suit jacket but more formal than a sports coat, and casual blazer outfits are easy to get your head around. One of the key differences with a suit jacket is that it’s not made with a matching pair of trousers and less structured in the shoulder area.
There is little doubt that wearing a blazer with shorts is a polarizing topic in men’s style. Classics and traditional minded folks are horrified by it. Preps love it. The misguided trendsters also seem to like it. And with a quick Google search you can find an equal number of supporters for each side.
The blazer with shorts look is not for everyone. But for those of us who do it, it’s kinda like not wearing socks with your loafers. Not in the trendy way, but the other way; you get it or you don’t. Do you?
Blazer, Short & Shirt by Express.