Bold Blazer Volume IV: Mastering The Teal Blazer

(all text in Burgundy is clickable)

The summer season is coming to a close, however; you still have to time to rock a “go-to-hell” type of cotton blazer. Target released the Mossimo Black line for men a few months ago, with some extremely bold and eye catching colors. Boasting a more tailored fit, Mossimo Black was set to be the introduction of modern-tailoring for Target’s flagship brand. Needless to say, this campaign with bright color suits/separates did receive mixed reviews on the web, so of course I decided to give the blazer a run.

Initially, I purchased (gift from the wife) a size medium in this blazer (that’s my typical off the rack size). When it arrived, the sleeves were too long and the fit (measured at a 36, when most mediums will start their measurements at a 32 inch waist) of the torso was not as “tailored” as perceived from the web. Originally priced at $50, I didn’t see it fit to have it tailored because the end cost would have put this blazer over$100. With Target’s efficient in-store return policy, I exchange this blazer for a small. Once it arrived the length of the sleeves and waist measurement were on point, but, slightly snug in the shoulders (but, I can live with that).

Style Tips:

  • With any bold blazer, white chino/denim and dark denim pair well.
  • Pairing this with white chino/jeans work best for the spring/summer months
  • Incorporating other pieces in the same color family will add some color consistency (see nylon belt).
  • Don’t go overboard in terms of patterns when pairing tops with this type of blazer 
  • It’s a cotton blazer, embrace the wrinkles. Push of the sleeves.
  • T-shirts and tanks are the perfect complement to a cotton blazer

Benefits of this blazer

  • The fabric is light and breathable
  • The colors are eye catching (so if you are looking to get noticed, you’ve found the right blazer).
  • Functional Buttons on the sleeves
  • Double-vented (referring to the back opening)

Work Ready

Teal Cotton Blazer by Mossimo Black via TargetBlue Oxford Shirt by Izod Washed Chinos by Bonobos

Gold Tie bar by Indochino – Navy Knit Tie by Clubroom – Nylon Belt via Urban Outfitters – Linen Pocket Square by Armstrong & Wilson

Penny Loafers (with Euros instead of Pennies from my trip to Greece) by Aldo

Summer Time and Living Is Easy

Cognac Leather Drivers by Cole Haan – Blue & White Tank Top Shirt by Gap 

Blazer by Mossimo Black Via Target

Woven belt by H&M – Rose Gold Watch by Michael Kors – Green Wood Bead Bracelet Via NY Street Vendor Near NYU

These blazers are still on sale at in a variety of bold colors. Follow @Target & @TargetStyle via




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Categories: Blazer, Men's Style, Suit Separates, Summer Wear

Author:Sabir M. Peele

Founder & Creative Director of menswear style & lifestyle blog Sabir serves as an independent brand consulting working with brands like GQ, AskMen, Indochino & Z Zegna (among others). Selected as #GQFall Best Dressed in 2013 & one of Esquire Magazine Best Dressed Real Men in America in 2010. Follow @MensStylePro on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter. Email with your inquiries.

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20 Comments on “Bold Blazer Volume IV: Mastering The Teal Blazer”

  1. Jason
    August 27, 2012 at 5:16 PM #

    Did you purchase yours online or did you purchase in store? Yours look a little small on you. I wonder if the medium will be that way on me. I am a 40R.

    • August 27, 2012 at 5:18 PM #

      Hi Jason,

      They are only available for purchase online. The one I am wearing is a small. I originally purchased the medium, however; the sleeves were way too long and the waist was way too big. The medium measure closer to someone that is a 40R. I am a 38R normally.

      – Sabir

  2. Corey
    August 27, 2012 at 8:21 PM #

    Ah, the small-ish fit kinda makes it look like a blouse around the shoulders! I’m a pretty small guy so I also have to deal with shopping in between small and medium sizes, the wrong fit can kill certain pieces. I’m loving the Bold Blazer concept though.

    • August 27, 2012 at 8:25 PM #

      Yeah, that was the risk of sizing down on this one. You can buy the medium and tailor it. I just wasnt in the mood.

      – Sabir

      • Corey
        August 27, 2012 at 9:41 PM #

        Gotcha. Hell, either way it’s serving it’s purpose, looking killer. Maybe I’ll build up my style and courage enough to unleash it on this part of the country by next spring.

        PS – Really appreciate the links to each item in the pic descriptions, priceless for us Men’s Style noobs.

  3. August 27, 2012 at 9:10 PM #

    I dig the looks regardless of the size of your jacket. I’m kinda surprised they have functional buttons on the sleeves, though.

  4. Randy
    August 27, 2012 at 9:52 PM #

    Didn’t catch who the trousers were by?

  5. William
    August 28, 2012 at 12:15 AM #

    i really like these combos with the blazer. It has the casual look that i have been trying to get better with.

  6. Edgar C
    August 28, 2012 at 6:08 PM #

    Thanks for posting these photos – I was wondering if I should order one of these from Target

  7. Prince Holder
    August 29, 2012 at 2:34 PM #

    This and the other bold blazer posts are the blueprint on how to rock these type of blazers like a Men’s Style Pro, thanks for your expertise and insight on fashion.

  8. EricaInAmerica
    August 29, 2012 at 3:39 PM #

    is the blazer you have forest green or the calistgo blue? I can’t tell.

    • August 29, 2012 at 3:42 PM #

      Hi Erica,

      It’s forest green.

      – Sabir

      • EricaInAmerica
        August 29, 2012 at 3:58 PM #

        Thanks 🙂

  9. Martin
    September 2, 2012 at 5:01 PM #

    I’m 5’7 with a muscular built. I was wondering what size of the jacket should i get??? i’m willing to get it tailored, but i’m just worried that it will be too long on me. I usually wear a 40 or 42 short all depends on the brand.

    • September 2, 2012 at 5:04 PM #

      Hi Martin,

      Get the medium. Tell you tailor that you still want the buttons on the sleeves functional.


  10. Stan
    September 11, 2012 at 10:54 AM #

    I’m about 5:11 musclar built but I’m 32 waist so do you think the medium would be cool for my waist size

    • September 11, 2012 at 12:12 PM #

      The medium would be a perfect fit for you!

      – Sabir

  11. September 29, 2012 at 3:12 AM #

    Awesome look! I have a green blazer too and will try these looks with that!


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