Snooping through your boyfriend’s closet for his latest wares or shopping in the men’s department is nothing new to fashion editors – after all, it’s the worst-kept secret that a man’s cashmere sweater fits much better than the exact same style from the women’s section. But this month, editors and street-style stars seem to have their eye fixed firmly on one particular piece that’s already synonymous with menswear: the blazer.
This classic, tailored hero is perfect for dressing in unpredictable weather (hello, spring in Blighty) and it never really goes out of style. The rise in androgynous aesthetics and more structured silhouettes over the past few seasons has seen its status rise to ‘must have’ and, right now, the bigger your blazer, the better. But if your other half refuses to share, fear not, because there’s a plethora of brands launching new lines that are positively brimming with mannish proportions. Think oversized, but tailored in all the right places to ensure you look chic, not shapeless.
My own starting place for this look is the neutral colourway, which ticks two big trend boxes for spring/summer, but also ensures the piece remains a classic that I can wear for years to come. For premium-style proportions, pro tailoring and durable fabrics, I’d recommend spending a little more on this item and getting good cost-per-wear. Low Classic, an up-and-coming Korean brand produces beautiful designs at entry level price-points. Here’s an edit of some my other favourite buys, below..