• Film by Mr Aaron Christian, Video Style Editor, MR PORTER
  • Words by Mr Mansel Fletcher, Features Editor, MR PORTER

Why start with the navy blazer? Put simply, it is one of the most versatile garments that a man can own. It occupies a happy medium on the scale of formality, and can be dressed up with a crisp white shirt and tie, or dressed down just as easily with denim. Navy blue, meanwhile, goes with everything, softening the vibrancy of pattern and print, providing a backdrop for bold colour, or adding contrast to muted shades. Finally, a well-cut blazer, such as the two-button Richard James one seen in our video, will streamline and elongate the torso, flattering any figure.

Colour, fit and formality: the three ingredients that make up the blue blazer's formula for timeless, versatile style. Watch the video above and read on to see five very different ways to put it into practice.

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