Saturday, April 6, 2019

Suit Jacket or Blazer with Floral Shirt

Some people describe me as one with poor fashion sense. The summer (hot or dry season) had intensified recently and I thought to myself, "hmmm, maybe it's time to take out the floral shirt I have". Haha.

I wasn't sure though if wearing the blazer (or suit jacket) to go with the shirt was a good idea. After all, in all my previous meetings wearing the blazer, I'd have a plain print or plaid shirt underneath.

Also, with the heat, is it even practical to wear the blazer? Well, what the heck, I thought. I have this customized Toastmasters shoulder briefcase bag that I use as a carry-on for my blazer. I'll just keep it there until it's time to take it out.

Summery Bold Floral Prints

For some reason, this is exactly why I bought this shirt. It's an old shirt but the reason I like it is because of its fashion statement. It's very colorful with its bold floral design.

At the Cassalu restaurant today, I was just wearing the shirt. The blazer was nicely and safely tucked away inside by Toatmasters shoulder briefcase bag.

Well the shirt attracted attention from others. Pres. Ching saw me at the restaurant and said, "You look all summery today!". Leah who sat across me at the function room said the same thing.

Wearing the Navy Blue Blazer

Because I was early and feeling the afternoon heat, I positioned myself right in front of the air conditioner. This is one of the perks of being early. You get to sit anywhere you like.

After about 30 minutes into the meeting, I could feel the cold and so wore the blazer. In some of today's Toastmasters meeting photos, I thought the navy blue blazer looked really well with the shirt and denim jeans!

There was a nice contrast of the reds in the shirt against the navy blue blazer. But there were some blues that complemented it too.

Other Floral Prints

I saw the following couple of photos on the internet and I thought they looked good too. Again, I suppose it's the big bold floral prints that appeal to me. Many people here refer to shirts like these as "Hawaiian Shirts".

Some people don't like these floral prints. But hey, to each his own.

There are some floral patterns though that I don't find particularly attractive, like the shirts in the following photos below. They are the ones that have smaller or less-distinct patterns.

These, and others like paisley are shirt patterns I don't like. I don't know, they remind me of upholstery or curtain fabric or a design you'll see with carpets or rugs.

The one on the right, wearing a tie, is worse. For wearing ties, I'd rather have a plain shirt or one with a stripe pattern. But then I'd rather not wear ties at all.

Of course, this is all just personal opinion. But if you like what you see, you might want to try it out!