One of the most popular trends seen the past couple of seasons has been relaxed tailoring and unconstructed suiting. Unconstructed suiting has no lining, no harsh interfacing, no shoulder padding, and is usually made of cottons and linens because of its casual nature. In fact, unconstructed suiting is actually more difficult to construct than regular suiting because of the jacket’s exposed lining and visible imperfections.
This type of suiting is perfect for more casual occasions and, since it’s lighter weight, it will keep you cooler on those warmer days. To give you an idea of what an unconstructed blazer looks like, I put together an outfit with my glen check version!
Unconstructed cotton glen check blazer – Zara
White club collar dress shirt – Le chateau
Glen check skinny tie – H&M
Black coated cotton denim – Zara
White paisley handkerchief – Le Chateau
|TIP: When wearing in a handkerchief don’t put too much emphasis on how it sits in the pocket. When you fix your handkerchief to be too perfect, it ends up looking stiff and over done. Throw in it your pocket and forget about it!|
TIP: Wearing an unconstructed blazer feels a lot like wearing a casual sweater. Think of it this way when deciding what to pair with it and don’t be afraid to dress it down! My shirt and tie could have easily been swapped for a t-shirt and this still would have been an awesome look. Click here for a casual look on my good friend Joseph Lancione!
Black wingtips lace ups – Calvin Klein