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Wool Blazers

Start the season off right in a thick, warm blazer

Every guy needs a few trusty blazers in his closet, and now that it’s almost winter, a warmer style is essential. May we suggest adding a nice wool blazer to your rotation, which could easily become your new favorite “nice” jacket. A wool blazer will take you from the office to dinner with no extra effort, without appearing stiff or out of place. You may even be able to forgo a coat, which cuts down the number of layers you need to keep track of throughout the day (always a major plus). Click through our top 10 wool blazers below to find your new favorite formal staple.

Blogger Anthony Urbano of Closet Freaks

Shop Wool Blazers

Harris Tweed Multi Colour Skinny Fit Blazer

Paul Smith Blazers - Red Shetland Wool Two-Button Blazer

ASOS Slim Fit Blazer In 100% Wool

Wool Clem Blazer

Check Blazer

Slim-Fit Wool, Cotton and Cashmere-Blend Blazer

Noose & Monkey Woven In England Puppytooth Blazer With Contrast Lapel In Skinny Fit

Jack Wills Belgrave Classic Blazer

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Harris Tweed Multi Colour Skinny Fit Blazer


8 Dapper Blazers to Cop Now

Betcha can’t just have one

What’s the one piece of clothing you can wear just about anywhere without fail? Guys, find a blazer (or two) that fits well on your body and you’re set for life. Throw a blazer on top of jeans and a t-shirt for a casual date night outfit or pair a patterned jacket with your office attire for an easy workday look.

You can search and shop on Wantering to find exactly what you’re looking for and check out our top 8 blazer picks below!  

JOHN VARVATOS houndstooth pattern three-button blazer

Hyats Slim Fit, Stretch Cotton Blend Sport Coat with Silk Blend Collar

Wright Slim-Fit Black Watch Wool Blazer

Black Texture Blazer

GANT Rugger Winter Jersey Unconstructed Blazer

Sisley Jersey Blazer in Slim Fit

Lens Blazer

Thom Browne Varsity Cuff Flannel Blazer


Guys, What to Wear on Your First Date

Got a first date and want a second one?

We gotta say, first impressions go beyond what you’re wearing. But, nobody ever said dressing well hurt your chances for having a good time and locking in another date. 

Depending on where you are going, you’ll have to decide for yourself how casual or formal you want to dress. See our complete First Date Style Guide.

Wantering’s Top 6 Picks for What to Wear on Your First Date:

1) Levi’s 511 Rinsed Playa Dark Denim Jeans - Dark denim is easy and goes with pretty much any color shirt, so when in doubt don’t forget this staple.

2) J. Crew Slim Fit Secret Wash Shirt in Heathered Forest Plaid - Not strictly for lumberjacks or hipsters, you can wear a plaid button down underneath a blazer or sweater and look like you tried.

3) Topman Navy Double Shawl Collar Sweater- Wear a thicker cardigan as a jacket if you’re in warmer climates. It’s cozy and comfortable but still looks dressed up because of the shawl collar detail.

4) ASOS Slim Fit Blazer in Tweed - Fancy dinner planned? Tweed, herringbone or wool blazers look way cooler than formal suit blazers. Invest in one of these.

5) Blackstone M 07 Wingtip Sneaker - Not a sneaker but not a dress shoe. High-five.

6) Anonymous Ism Chestnut JQ Crew Socks - Hey, nice socks feel good ok?

BONUS BRO TIP:

7) Aesop Moroccan Neroli Post-Shave Lotion - SMELL GOOD.

Shop more recommendations in our Wantering First Date Style Guide!

Double-Breasted Blazers

The classic jacket makes a return to men’s fashion

Originally associated with prep school boys and sea captains, the classic and timeless double-breasted blazer has made a major return to fashion this year, becoming a must-have for fall. With new, modern designs and styling techniques, the tailored jacket can now has that fresh, refined look you’ve been searching for. When looking for jacket or suit options, keep your eye out for overlapping front flaps and two parallel columns of buttons - these are key for this type of blazer.

Fall 2014 Collections

Want to see how the pros wear double-breasted blazers? Get inspired by these fall lookbooks below. At DKNY, a casual take on the formal jacket was paired with colored pants and a cotton tee for a perfect everyday outfit. On the opposite end of the spectrum, at Balenciaga, designer Alexander Wang went for a dressier and more constructed wool style, and layered it under a coat for the colder months. 

DKNY Fall 2014, style.com

Balenciaga Fall 2014, style.com

Shop Double-Breasted Blazers 

From slim fit blazers with gold buttons to tailored styles with peak lapels, shop the best jackets from ASOS, Alexander McQueen, Mango, River Island and more! 

Double Breasted Blazer

ASOS Slim Fit Double Breasted Blazer With Gold Buttons

Black Double Breasted Blazer

Dark grey double breasted blazer

Double-breasted cotton blazer

Black Knit Double-Breast Blazer

Double-breasted suit blazer

Metropolitan double-breasted suit

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etsyfindoftheday | CURATION BLITZ 5 | 2.5.14

requested by: cardinalpearl

looking for: teacher-appropriate clothing and other classroom accents

congratulations on your new teaching job, cardinalpearl!! i’ve got a TON of teachers in my family, so this curation request hit super close to home. love <3 let me know if you need more!

TEACHER CLOTHING IDEAS

  • lovetoloveyou (featured) has all kinds of supercute and school-appropriate dresses, tops, skirts and even jumpers. very jessica day from ‘new girl.’ so cute.
  • kcloth has tons of teacher-y dresses – i especially like this girly embroidered shapes dress and this slim-fitting pop of color blazer.
  • these monogrammed cardis from blackbirdtees scream back to school for me!
  • i SO want this sparkly peter pan collar sweater. so sweet!
  • and you should totally treat yo self to one of pegandawl’s awesome book jewelry pieces <3

OTHER CLASSROOM IDEAS

BAFTA Tea Party Suit Wish List

OPTION ONE

AMI Slim-fit Wool Suit

Brunello Cucinelli  Panama Check Long-Sleeve Sport Shirt, Brown

Etro  Silk Dog-Print Pocket Square, Yellow Multi

Burberry Leather Derby Shoes in Oxblood

OPTION TWO

Thom Sweeney  Grey Slim-Fit Cotton-Corduroy Suit Jacket

Calvin Klein Black Slim-Fit Wool-Flannel Trousers

Ralph Lauren  Houndstooth Dress Shirt

Alexander McQueen  Skull-Patterned Cotton-Blend Jacquard Socks

Grenson Matthew Pebble-Grain Leather Oxford Brogues  

OPTION THREE

Alexander McQueen  Navy Slim-Fit Checked Cotton-Blend Blazer

Thom Browne  Slim-Fit Cotton-Twill Chinos

Tom Ford  White Slim-Fit Collar-Bar Cotton Shirt

Brioni  8cm Silk-Jacquard Tie

Berluti Alessandro Capri Polished-Leather Whole-Cut Oxfords

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Outfit of the week
This weeks outfit of the week is very simple and blue orientated.
I love the pairing of different types of wear, like the formal blazer with casual jeans.
My first pick is this Sisley Slim Fit Blazer With Mini Jacqaurd for €114.29 from asos.com. I love how sliming it is, and how versatile it is also.
My second pick Is these light wash spray in skinny jeans for £30 on Topman.com. They’re very casual and can be wrong with a lot as well, and the colour is great for spring/summer.

Someone That I Can Talk To

Written for Klaine Valentines 2016 – prompt:  Just the Way You Are, by Billy Joel
Klaine, 900 words, A03

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It was just after their first wedding anniversary, and Kurt and Blaine were out for the evening with Santana and Brittany, at Brittany’s insistence.  While she had agreed that they didn’t need to spend the exact day of their joint wedding anniversary together, she still wanted them to mark the occasion together, and frankly it wasn’t such a hardship to spend the evening with two of their closest friends.

The swanky club their friends had chosen was quite a bit calmer than the usual dance clubs they frequented, and Kurt had to hand it to Santana for the excellent find.  A jazz trio had just finished up, and a singer was making himself comfortable at the piano.   Blaine and Santana were over at the bar, their dark heads close together as they whispered secrets and silliness to each other.

Blaine looked delicious tonight in a slim fitting black shirt and blazer, tight dark purple slacks and exquisite leather shoes that he had saved up to buy with the extra money he made teaching piano.  He had forgone the bow tie, opting instead to open the top button on his shirt, adopting a slightly less formal look.  Kurt could hear Blaine’s laugh over the chatter in the club as Santana rocked back on her ridiculously high heels and slapped him on the shoulder, apparently equally as entertained by his husband as Kurt was, if for different reasons.  

Brittany had just finished explaining something about her new cat, who apparently was related to Lord Tubbington in some convoluted and probably imaginary way, when Blaine and Santana made their way back to the table.  The piano player started up on a familiar song, and Kurt wasn’t surprised in the least when Blaine held out his hand.  “May I have this dance?”

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