We all know that men look their best when wearing a perfectly tailored suit. However, what you need to learn to out-do the so called ‘said so’ terminology is smart pairings of well-cut blazers and trousers, what the Italians call spezzato that will showcase your individuality, as you go on about adding bright colors to your wardrobe.
Spezzato means ‘broken’ or to put in simple language – it refers to the pairing of a separate jacket and trousers to produce a look that’s like a suit, but less sophisticated and much more vibrant. Popular in the streets of Milan, the trend is fast catching up with men’s fashion India and top fashion magazines and few of the best fashion blogs have already started to talk about it at length. What it does is, give you a feel of formal touch, but keep you look young, contemporary, and chic.
Here’s how you can master the technique…
Go Light and Dark
There is no doubt that Khaki and cream suits are warm-weather classics and can uplift the mood of your wardrobe, but for a change, pair a darker blazer with lighter trousers, like this classic navy-and-beige combo. The reverse is also as effective though.
Be experimental with pattern
It sure is a serious commitment to wear a pattern from head to toe. A jacket in plaid, stripes, or a bold graphic print lets you turn down the volume, but still make a statement. You’re generally better off going patterned upstairs, solid downstairs.
Don’t be scared of mixed proportions
You can wear a boxier, more structured jacket, like a double-breasted blazer with trim trousers. Conversely, a fitted, cropped, single-breasted jacket can look surprisingly good with a roomier, even pleated, pair of pants.