3 Tips On How to Wear a Stylish Checkered Blazer Like Rhys Ifans

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In previous articles, we have written about the revival of the British heritage trend, which just goes to show how prevalent this look is in men’s fashion. A vital piece from this very movement is the checkered blazer.

I may be biased in my admission that my checkered blazers are some of my most cherished possessions and that my closet would definitely seem naked without them. Since buying my first one a few years ago, I can confidently say that it has seen more mileage than most of my other jackets.

For those sitting on the fence about this item, there is no need to jump in and pick up a whole range of prints and colors as one jacket will do just fine. Here are a few suggestions you can follow to help make the decision-making process an easier one.

1. Stick with a neutral color, such as brown, gray, navy, or olive, as it will be easier to incorporate with your current wardrobe.

2. Choose a fit trim to help achieve a smart casual look.

3. Unless wearing a full-checkered suit, keep the prints to a minimum. Avoid pairing them with pinstriped pants or any other patterned item for that matter.

The checkered blazer is a versatile piece that can be dressed up in a formal outfit or can help elevate a casual one. Here’s a look you can try: Start with a dark-brown checkered blazer, and combine it with a denim shirt, gray herringbone trousers, and a pair of brown brogues. Then, maybe throw in a burgundy pocket square for a classy touch of color.

Rhys Ifans understands how to wear a checkered blazer as he smartly incorporates this brown piece with a black button-down shirt, medium-wash denims, and a pair of derby boots. A simple, yet intelligent casual wear.

Celebrities at C London restaurant

Celebrities at C London restaurantRhys Ifans and Anna Friel seen leaving a C London restaurant in Mayfair, London on December 12, 2012

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