STORIES FROM THE SEA
STORIES FROM THE CITY, STORIES FROM THE SEA
Styling: Natasha Lionaki
Photographer: Panos Davios
Words by Eleni Papaioannou
Leave it to a classic, double breasted navy blazer, exquisitely made by Brooks Brothers, to bring out the chic breeze in your outfit.
This whole month is dedicated to our obsession with suits. Close fitted, proper, casual, strongly masculine and modern, there really is no end to the choices offered to the modern man of style who wishes to be dressed to the nines. In this post, we approach the classic navy blazer by re-introducing some details that will give you a contemporary feel.
KEEP IT CLASSIC
·The golden details are reminiscent of old school blazers worn by navy men, starting from the British Navy who wished to impress Queen Victoria way back in 1837 by doning golden brass buttons. ·The turtleneck, as a serious alternative to shirts, is also a strong characteristic of the classic navy style. It will make you look as if you just stepped off the boat and are ready for a warm drink. ·The color combination is subtle and chic. Black on dark blue on black? Elegant.
MAKE IT CONTEMPORARY
·Slip on a silk pocket square and you got the modern wink your outfit needs to bring it forward, to an updated version that is more playful and funky. ·Note how the trousers are straight – cut and pressed. This style streers the whole outfit far away from the wider pairs usually sported under a navy blazer. Think of your style to be more Steve McQueen than captain. ·The shoes: A pair of moccasins really is an unexpected companion to this suit, offering a twist on the old classic combo of navy/derby. ·The lenght of the blazer. A typical navy blazer would be cut a little lower and with a wider trim. This baby, however, stops before it gets boring and understands the limits of cool.
THE SEAMASTER CO-AXIAL CHRONOMETER BY OMEGA IS YOUR RELIABLE FRIEND WHEN IN NEED OF STYLE AND PRECISION.
WHERE TO BUY
Double-Breasted Navy Blazer, Saxxon Wool Turtleneck Sweater, Silk Pocket Square, Wool Trousers and Cashmere Overcoat, all by Brooks Brothers, available at www.brooksbrothers.com
Moccasins by Cesare Paciotti , available at www.kalogirou.com
“Seamaster Co-Axial Chronometer 150M/500FT Collection” watch by OMEGA, available at www.omegawatches.com