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What to Wear with A Navy Blazer | Matching Navy Blazers with Shirts Shoes Trousers & Accessories

What to Wear with A Navy Blazer | Matching Navy Blazers with Shirts Shoes Trousers & Accessories


What to Wear with A Navy Blazer Matching Navy
Blazers with Shirts Shoes Trousers & Accessories [0:00:00] Hi! I’m Antonio Centeno. I’m the founder of
Real Men Real Style. Today, we’re going to be talking about what to wear with a navy
blazer. Now, I’m going to link over to an article
at A Tailored Suit that goes into more detail about what to wear with a navy blazer, but
in this video, I want to talk about first off what is a blazer and then I’m going to
give you ideas when it comes to shirts, when it comes to trousers, when it comes to shoes,
and then I’ll talk about a few other things that you could wear with a navy blazer. But before I get into this, gentlemen, I’m
going to ask you to subscribe to my YouTube channel. That way, these videos come right
to you. You don’t miss any of my ghost videos. In addition, if you like this, if you find
it useful, I’d appreciate the like. If you’ve got something to add, go to the comments down
below here at YouTube. I love hearing from you guys. I love seeing what you can add in
value to what we’re talking about here. I love the group conversation and I love you
being a part of my community. Okay, so what to wear with a navy blazer.
Let’s first start off with what is a navy blazer. There are three things to know about
a navy blazer. One, it’s not a suit. A suit is a jacket and trouser made from the same
material that follows certain style regulations. Now, the difference between that and a blazer
is that the blazer does not have the matching trousers, but many other things like that
are going to be very similar to a suit, which is why there’s a lot of confusion between
suit jackets and blazer jackets. Now, blazer jackets also have a nautical feel
to them and this nautical feel has evolved over the years, but usually what we’re going
to see are specialty buttons and we’re also going to see that it keeps a very formal idea.
The idea with the blazer — and depending on what story you want to believe, whether
it came off the HMS Blazer and they dressed up for the queen whenever she was coming aboard
that ship or other places that we would see them, the big thing that blazers are used
nowadays is associated with clubs. We’ll see regatta blazers with rowing clubs.
We’ll see blazers associated with certain universities, certain clubs, certain types
of men’s groups. And because of that, the blazer is going to be a bit more formal than
the sports jacket. Both the blazer and the sports jacket broke off with the suit. The
blazer retained a little bit more formality. The sports jacket went more down towards the
sport and as such is a little bit less formal than a blazer. Now, the fabrics that we’re normally going
to see in a blazer are going to be the vast majority of the time navy. We’re going to
see worsted wools. We’re going to see hopsack, but almost all of those are going to be navy.
You will see sometimes red, bottle green. You’re also going to see a few others, the
regattas, which I’ve talked about, which are going to be brightly colored, but we’re going
to talk about navy. When I refer to matching here, I’m most definitely talking about navy. When it comes to a red blazer, that right
there, you don’t have to worry about matching. Well, just don’t wear shorts with it, but
the point is if you’re wearing a green blazer or you’ve just won the masters, in that case,
whatever you happen to be wearing, it doesn’t even matter if those things fit, it seems
like. Let’s talk first about shirts. The number
one, the easiest thing to pull off with a navy blazer is going to be a dress shirt,
a simple, light-colored dress shirt. Now, why do I say light-colored? Because you don’t
want to go dark-colored, you don’t want to go with some complex pattern. The reason
being is all of a sudden, those become less formal shirts and they start to not really
mesh well with the formality of the blazer. Now, blazers can also be worn with polos.
I know I just said that blazers should be more formal, but they do have a bit of a sporting
nature. This is where if you’re wearing — and these aren’t just any polos. This isn’t something
you pick up at Old Navy. I’m talking of a higher end polo which is going to be made
from a higher end cotton, usually a pima cotton that’s going to be very smooth to the touch.
It’s usually going to be sold in at least the hundred dollar range, so we’re talking
nicer polos that are going to be able to retain their shape. The key here is going to be the color. They
still have the color style. You can wear a short-sleeved polo, yes, with a navy blazer,
assuming it’s very hot outside, or a longer sleeve. Occasionally then you’ll start to
see these mixed with knits because you can wear a very lightweight, dark-colored, or
in some cases, light-colored sweater with a blazer as well. This is a bit harder to
pull off and I think you need to be an advanced dresser and know what you’re doing especially
when mixing it with the trousers, but that is possible when trying to match something. But the easiest thing for the vast majority
of you guys is to stick with a classic dress shirt, white, light blue, or you can bring
in a very small, repeating pattern, but those two colors are going to be very safe especially
with a navy blazer. Now, let’s go to trousers. Jeans, yes, you
can wear jeans with a navy blazer, but be very careful. I’ve got an entire separate
video and article on this. I’ll link over to it, but guys, understand that you really
are getting close and that’s difficult to pull off, so I would reserve that for men
that really know what they’re doing. For most guys, it’s just going to be simple
to mix it with a pair of odd trousers. By that, I mean any pair of dress slacks, any
pair that does not look like you’re trying to match with the navy blazer, so you want
to have a bit of contrast here, not too much contrast, although — I take that back. [0:05:06] You can wear it and I have seen some men wear
red trousers with a navy blazer and they’re able to pull that off, but the key is you
don’t want to have anything that is too closely matched which looks like you’re trying
to put together a suit. Gray flannels are a great option and gray
comes in many shades of it, so you can go from light gray to medium gray to charcoal
gray. All of those in my opinion look good with a navy blazer. You can also look at moleskin.
There are a few other types of trousers, khakis, chinos. Those are going to be a little bit
more casual, but you can still pull them off especially if you’re going with something
that is well-fitted and you wear the right types of shoes, which is a great transition
in the shoes. Let’s go ahead and let’s talk about shoes.
Derbies, Bloochers, basically an informal dress shoe. Now, many of you guys may consider
this to be a little bit more formal of a dress shoe, but the key here is to focus in on those
trousers. If you’re wearing gray flannels, a pair of brown Derbies is going to be perfect.
That’s one of my favorite looks like there, but you can also bring in slip-ins. You can
bring in the double monk, the single monk. Any type of monk strap is going to work well
with a navy blazer and a nice pair of odd trousers. You can also start to bring in Chelsea Boots.
Now, most Chelsea Boots you’re going to see out there are going to be in black and you
want to be careful with black shoes and a navy blazer unless you are wearing gray trousers.
Then the transition is fine. Also, let’s look at driving shoes, moccasins.
You may consider those. Those are going to be fine perhaps if you’re wearing jeans, perhaps
if you’re wearing a pair of chinos or khakis. Then you can maybe pull that off, but understand
that’s a very casual look, although the boat shoe look does work whenever you are in a
nautical setting. Again, that’s where the navy blazer is I think best served. Ties, pocket squares, all those other accessories,
watches, those naturally go with a navy blazer. You can wear navy blazer without a necktie,
but if it’s a double-breasted navy blazer, don’t do that. Always have a necktie. If
it’s an informal, very casual event, then you can go with a very crisp, nice, white,
light-colored dress shirt and you don’t have to wear a necktie with it. I rarely ever mention this, buts ascots, this
is when you can actually pull off an ascot, that look. Go check out my friend, Raphael
Schneider, over at the Gentleman’s Gazette. He knows how to pull off an ascot, but this
is a situation in which you could — if you choose not to wear a necktie, you could actually
wear that nice ascot there. I would recommend maybe looking at something
that’s a little — where you could have a little bit more fun. This is when you can
wear a club tie at a club event, and pocket squares. It naturally works. You can be a
little bit more casual with the pocket square, although a simple, white presidential fold
is always going to be welcome. All right, guys, that’s it. Let me know what
you think. If you want to read more, go over to A Tailored Suit. Check out the article
“What to Wear with a Navy Blazer”. I go into more detail there. Take care. Bye-bye. [0:08:12] End of Audio

Comments (100)

  1. Antonio @Real Men Real Style, I think the single button is the one that would make the shoulders seem larger. What is your opinion on that?

  2. Can you suggest something that works well with black blazer??

  3. Hey there, great fan of your channel! Was just wondering if this is the only platform on which I can reach you (Facebook, Instagram) as I have more of a personal conversation to have with you. Many thanks Ellie xx

  4. Your video is made for men between the ages of 40-60. Nothing trendy at all. Basically for older "White Men".

  5. I have a herringbone blazer that I like alot. How should I wear it?

  6. How about blue suede shoes with navy blazer? Will they work?

  7. can i wear a pair of converse or timberland?

  8. oh no, Antonio! I wore black trousers with my navy blazer today. Everyone at work still thought I looked good, but I think they thought I was in a suit. oh well, lesson learned

  9. i have a cream double breasted blazer, how do i combine it?

  10. Too long thumbs down

  11. what about with black jeans?

  12. hi my party is near and required yellow motif formal attire.pls help me style.tnx a lot!

  13. I have denim colored blazer, any tips how to mix and match it?

  14. I bought a marron colour chinese colour blazer which colour jeans or pant should i wear with it,,,

  15. I got a dotted navy blazer . What kind of shirt/t-shirt should I wear with it? Please help out asap .

  16. Hello Antonio wold you recommend wearing a navy blue blazer with lets say a Cognac, Tan or British Tan wingtip dress shoe? I have Tan shoes and was trying to figure out what color pants or just wear some dark jeans? Thanks

  17. Always love these videos

  18. If the guy would take his face out of the video and explain more I would of gotten more out of it. not hating just more info as apposed to less mirror would of been better. Big :)'s Mr. I am what I'm talking about. lol

  19. awesome! should do one with a grey blazer!

  20. I have a navy blue coloured blazer, white shirt….so plz tell me does a blue colored ascot go with it?? and suggest me what colored shoe match with this get up??

  21. hi I like your videos and follow that, I would request if you kindly speak slow and in shorts words which we could understand.
    The videos are super.

  22. Very nice Antonio, great video !

  23. I wore a pink oxford shirt with my Navy Blazer today for a third color.  Khaki Slacks, Navy Blue Blazer and pink shirt instead of the light blue shirt that you usually see.  medium brown wing tips and belt tied it together nicely I think.  and in the end its what you think and how you feel about the way you look..

  24. Hi I'm really young 15 but I love the look of suits do you think I could pull one off or should I wait till I'm older

  25. +real man real style what's a good colour for a waistcoat with a navy blazer

  26. would the same concepts apply for a true blue blazer? or would you change a few things?

  27. Hi what about the belt? Do we still match it with the shoe?

  28. Is there a way to pull of a suit look with a blazer?

  29. Navy blazer, light blue shirt, something like navy trousers (slim fit), suspenders and tie ( like that yours in the video). Is that good combination? And what you think, what color of some casual sneakers is the best for this (i don't want to buy shoes for one night, that is reason for sneakers)? 🙂

  30. What color gray slacks is best to wear with a navy blazer- light gray, medium gray, or charcoal gray? I wear both light and med. gray, but prefer medium gray.

  31. Thanks for your advice a little bit

  32. what color of plazer fits for cold skin not so white and not black mediam between them

  33. i will go to a wedding ..is plazer fit or try other thing we in summer here iam 22

  34. Thank you for what you have taught me. You helped me to improve my style.

  35. I haven't seen the polo look to many times underneath, surprised he never mentioned the plain v-neck tee look under a blazer. I'm wondering, what's the difference between a blazer and a suit jacket, as far as I can tell there is none, I am wondering why you wouldn't be able to wear a navy or brighter blue suit jacket with khaki or black chino's for example, I see websites list suit jackets and blazers separately but you don't have to purchase the pants with the suit jackets and this leaves you open to more shades of blue, grey ect. to go with for the jacket.

  36. what about black denim for the trousers?

  37. Hello Antonio, thanks for your useful video and articles. I had a green blazer, can you show me how to match with thí blazer? Thank you in advance.

  38. Antonio would a uspa polo work

  39. would u say it would be nice to wear a navy suit and a black trouser?

  40. When wearing a suit should one button or not when walking?

  41. I've got charcoal, Brown, and Tan corduroy pants. Could I work the charcoal corduroys, tan Derby shoes (matching belt) and a solid or subtly textured shirt with a Navy blazer that has brass buttons?

  42. Great video!
    One question, what are the trousers colors you recommend the most with a navy blazer? not just the "safest" colors but all the colors you consider that can be worn with a navy blazer.

  43. hey i have a dark black blazer, so what kind of shirt/tshirt and jeans/trouser i should wear with it?? plzz rply me quickly

  44. I own a navy blazers but it's too big because I've lost weight. Can it be tailored to fit me ? Thanks

  45. Great tips Antonio! Any suggestions for mix & matching tie bars, what works well with ties in different settings?

  46. is it ok with black trouser?

  47. did this clown just say "advanced dresser"… hahaha

  48. Hi, I love your videos. I want to know, what Jeans, Shirt & Shoes should i wear with Beige colour Blazer ??

  49. what kind of watch straps could you wear with blazers

  50. I have a grey blazer. which colour trouser should i wear with it?

  51. What tie knot is Antonio using in this video?

  52. Can a 16year old wear a navy blazer with blue jeans for last day of school? 😀

  53. Nice friendly props for Gentleman's Gazette

  54. Thank you for your channel. I've subscribed and have been watching many of your videos over the past couple of weeks. Do you have a video similar to this with that addresses' matching trousers/shirts to a Tan jacket? I know, from your sports jacket video, tan isn't your favorite based on your own complexion. But you also pull it off nicely in some of your videos as well. Tan works great for me, but I do want to get out of Tan Jacket/blue shirt/navy pants. Would love to see some of your creative ideas on this. Thank you.

    Ken

  55. Tisk, tisk, tisk. Shitting on Old Navy. You've made an enemy out of Patrick Melton 4 life. #twostars!

  56. How do you wear a navy blazer without looking like a security guard?

  57. Need Help ASAP Please:
    Going to my cousin's wedding on the 15th of May (2017) and I don't have much money to spend…
    Could I wear the following?
    – Navy Blazer
    – Light Blue Dress Shirt
    – Blue Tie
    – Khaki or Light Brown pants
    – Coffee or dark brown belt
    – Dark Brown Dress Watch
    – Coffee or blue wallet
    – Navy Blue with dark brown heel shoes!!!

    Also what type of sunglasses could I wear?
    Brownish or Black?

    Out of all these things, I already have the shoes, wallet, belt, tie, and shirt…only need the pants and the blazer if this look works!!!

  58. thanks to this topic I'm basically Navy blue guy its very useful to me

  59. Those little baby jackets are ridiculous.

  60. I've always thought that a pinstripe shirt was best suited for a blue blazer.

  61. Is the Navy Blazer the most interchangeable jacket?

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  62. you have small hands

  63. yo da boss , i subbed.

  64. too boring and lengthy conversation.. plz prefer pictorial presentation and dont talk much

  65. What should i buy first a sports coat or a navy blazer

  66. What constitutes an “advanced dresser”?

  67. I rented out navy blue blazer and trousers and red bow tie.. is it a good combination?

  68. I bought an Ermenegildo Zegna for $3200 that had no brass buttons..  the buttons looked like normal suit type buttons.

  69. I can't quite figure out why I like you so much yet. Hmmmm.

  70. Thanks his helped a lot, I've been looking for a way to still wear the dress clothes i want to wear, but still look nice and this video helped a lot with that.

  71. Can we wear navy blue suits in interview with brown shoes

  72. Thanks a lot for the tips man,. So much to learn i really appreciate it

  73. Thanks Antonio sir, this is very helpful. Contemplating going a navy blazer route to the opera, instead of a suit. Great ideas, thank you!

  74. You handle these videos so well and they are always useful. You show that a mature and respectful personality is the best addition to the clothes.

  75. What colour shirt and jeans goes well with a navy blue waist cost??
    Need suggestions

  76. Hi where can I buy a navy blazer? I bought one from Macy’s but it’s bad quality. Thanks

  77. Your style is from the 1950s. A more modern way to wear it would be to wear slim black pants with the navy blazer with a navy shirt underneath – like zegna does it. Trust me, no one's gonna think you're wearing a mismatched suit (I mean, who in their right mind would pair navy and black to create a suit!??!)

  78. Is it okay to wear jeans with a tie while rocking a blazer?

  79. Antonio.. You are wearing Awesome suit..The finishing in your suit I loved it.. 😍

  80. Question have a modern navy jacket and a darker royal blue pants, can i wear them together?

  81. can I wear white shirt with blue blazer with White sneakers

  82. On my brother marriage I m wearing royal blue blazer so plz can u suggest me which colour shirt, pant and shoes I should wear

  83. What type of coloured tie should I wear with a navy blazer? This is for a formal event.

  84. Man you talk way to much 💯💯💯💯

  85. Can I match a brown dress pants with black shoes? A response will be very much appreciated.

  86. So ive noticed that a lot of men get divots on the sleeve with the long shoulder length, i can see then in this video on you as well. Is that ok with blazers? I understand it has to do with shoulder length which one of mine is a little long and i get the divots but im thinking about changing that just not sure if i should go down in size then deal with lapel bulging…

  87. You still don't know how to tie a tie…!!

  88. sir can i wear soft green trauser with navy blazer??

  89. How about white trouser

  90. Love all your Videos! Hello, From northern Wisconsin!

  91. Hey Antonio, thanks to your advice now I know how to combine my dress clothes properly, I had to buy a couple items to correct some of my dressing mistakes but now when I wear a suit for any occasion I feel like like a million dollars, thank you.

  92. Whoops I'd been making a terrible fashion infraction, combining my navy blazer with black pants, but now I know better.

    How about Navy blazer, White shirt, Gray trousers, Red tie and Hazelnut dress shoes? will that be a good combination?

  93. Hi, I would like to wear a blazer when I represent my sports society. I am looking to buy a patch pocket blazer so I can add a badge to the chest.

    The badge is black with gold embroidery with our society badge.

    My questionn is, would this badge look out of place on a navy coloured blazer?

  94. What color jeans to wear with navy blazer

  95. So a Blue blazer light blue shirt oxford button and dark grey trousers with brown shoes are ok?

  96. 5:13 Lincoln Center in NYC!!! Yessss.

  97. Love a Navy Blazer with a crisp white Ralph Lauren Oxford and a pair of Khaki pants,…

  98. I think you’re missing a crucial factor here, that is the turtleneck.

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