Posted by menstyleqa on Apr 9, 2012 in Culture & Etiquette, Jackets & Coats, Jewelery & Accessories | 2 comments
Title says it all. Do you always need a tie if you wear a navy blazer, or can you go without?
Depends on the blazer, but generally yes.
A double-breasted navy blazer is a bit more formal than its single-breasted cousin, and shouldn’t be seen without a necktie. But most blazers are single-breasted affairs, and those can indeed be worn casually.
It’s more a matter of style than of strict rules. I wouldn’t wear a conservative blazer with square shoulders, brass buttons, and flap pockets without a tie in most situations. I would feel comfortable wearing a softer-shoulder blazer with a more tightly-fitted look and discreet blue buttons unbuttoned and without a tie.
Light wool blazers can get very casual, even down to being worn with jeans and a dark, non-collared shirt. A heavier jacket in a traditional cut deserves a dress shirt and a tie. All just depends on which you’re wearing.
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