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#StylePortfolios – THE BLAZER JACKET

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Today we continue the series where we’ll clear the air and teach the –
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A  BLAZER, SUIT JACKET AND A SPORT COAT.
THE BLAZER JACKET
A blazer is a little less formal than the suit jacket. It is like a hybrid of both the suit jacket and the sport coat.

Unlike the suit jacket the blazer doesn’t require a pair of match pants. They most times have buttons made from gold, silver or pearls.

THE FIT
Blazers are designed to be loosely fitted. Unlike the suit jacket, they are less structured all round especially in the shoulder section.

THE FUNCTION
They are majorly worn for occasions that are less formal but still require you to dress up like weekend parties, sporting events and even dates.

Chinos and dark jeans are great items to pair with blazers. It still requires you to wear dress shoes such as loafers, oxfords and even derbies.

THE FABRIC
Fabrics used for making blazers are sometimes as light weighted and smooth as that of a suit jacket. Fabrics like worsted wool, linen, serge, and  flannel, are great choices for blazers.

The major colors for blazers are navy blue, royal blue, and red but in recent times have been created in other several colors.

It is advisable not to always wear a suit jacket as a blazer because it may result in it being washed more than the trousers. This can also cause a difference of color to develop between them.
Credit: Gabriel Balogun, #ThePersonageConsultant
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Sock – Its’ Role

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A sock is an item of clothing worn on the feet and often covering the ankle or some part of the calf. Some type of shoe or boot is typically worn over socks. In ancient times, socks were made from leather or matted animal hair.

In the late 16th century, machine-knit socks were first produced. Until 1800 both hand knitting and machine knitting were used to produce socks, but after 1800, machine knitting became the predominant method.

One of the roles of socks is absorbing perspiration. Perspiration is the emission if sweat through the sweat gland. The foot is among the heaviest producers of sweat in the body, as it can produce over 0.25 US pints (0.12 l) of perspiration per day;socks help to absorb this sweat and draw it to areas where air can evaporate the perspiration. This invariably prevents the shoe from smelling. 

In cold environments, socks made from wool insulate the foot and decrease the risk of frostbite. Frostbite is an injury caused by freezing of the skin and underlying tissues. First your skin becomes very cold and red, then numb, hard and pale. Frostbite is most common on the fingers and toes. Exposed skin in cold, windy weather is most vulnerable to frostbite.

Socks are worn with sport shoes and dress shoes such as your wedding shoe.

In addition to the numerous practical roles played by socks, they are also a fashion item, and they are available in myriad colours and patterns.

We’ll discuss the fashion aspect of socks as a series in the coming days and how it can be harnessed. 

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