Why Wear A Suit Jacket – Sport Jacket – Blazer – How Jackets Improve your Appearance


Why Wear A Suit Jacket – Sport Jacket – Blazer
– How Jackets Improve your Appearance Hi. Iím Antonio Centeno, the founder of Real
Men Real Style. And today Iím going to be talking about the difference a jacket makes.
Okay. What guy out there wouldnít like to be a couple inches taller? Or perhaps, more
muscular, or perhaps, lose 20 pounds in the midsection. I mean, all of this sounds great,
right? You know itíd be great to have little bit broader shoulders and a body which even
Adonis would be jealous of. Well, for most of us, that means a lot of
work in the gym. And for some of us, when it comes to height, weíre just not going
to crack, 5í8î-5í9î, well, because nature just didnít intend it to be that way. However, there is a secret weapon out there.
And itís not a pill. And itís not something youíre going to see at 2:00 oíclock in the
morning on some late night show. No. Itís actually something you may have already on
your wardrobe. Itís a suit jacket, or sport jacket, or a blazer jacket, or any type of
jacket that fits you well and cuts a more masculine silhouette, can do all of the things
I just mentioned. So, Iím going to go over how a jacket can
ñ if cut correctly, and if it fits you well, and itís the right color and pattern, can
make you look taller. Can make you look more fit. Can make it look like youíve lost weight.
Can make you look broader in the shoulders. All of these things, which at the end of the
day, make you look more masculine, more healthy. And why does this matter? Well, people want
to do business. People want to be around healthy people. I mean, thatís why you donít have,
you know, huge ñ people just arenít excited to be going to hospitals or to funerals or
things like that. You know that stuff we have to go to but itís the same. People want to
be around healthy individuals because it signifies life. And you want to be a man who looks like
heís going to be around a while. Who looks like heís someone I want to do business with
because he just makes me feel great. You know women want to be around him because they feel
comfortable around him. He gives off a very strong masculine feel. Okay. How does a jacket make you look taller?
One, it builds up the shoulders. And when you build up the shoulders, you give an increased
perception of height. In addition, on the right type of body, a jacket with, you know,
that cuts a little bit thinner silhouette around the torso, can make you look thinner
than you are. And anytime anyone looks thinner, theyíre just going to make them look taller. If you wear dark trousers, or you wear with
a dark jacket or any type of monochromatic look, which a jacket enables you to do, all
of the sudden, youíve got, something that allows the eyes — kind of a road where the
eyes can go up and down on. And this monochromatic look can give an increased perception of height. You can also double up with youíre a little
bit on the shorter side or if youíre just medium height and you want to look taller.
And you can actually go for a suit that has some type of pinstripe, chalk stripe, something
that allows the eyes, again, to go up and down. And this is all going ñ itís a very small
amount but it is a noticeable difference. And itís something that if you put two men
next to each other, the one who is dressed with a suit or with a jacket and a pair of
trousers that fit him well or monochromatic and have the right make up, with color and
with pattern, thereís going to be a night and day difference. And itís not until youíre going to up to
that person that youíre like, ìWow, heís a little bit shorter than I thought.î But
thatís why youíre going to think about it because heís already ñ in a sense, youíve
got a favorable impression. Itís very hard to get away from ñ once they form a favorable
impression of you, people want to reinforce that. So thatís what you want. Okay. Now, moving away from height, letís
talk about how does a jacket make you look more muscular? Well, the big thing is, it
builds out the shoulders. So, this jacket right here, it probably builds out my shoulders
each side, I donít know, three quarters of an inch. So, my entire shoulders go from being,
I donít know, 18 inches, to about 19 and a half inches. And thatís a pretty sizeable difference,
where I mean, it may not sound like a lot but on the right man, itís a pretty big difference.
And itís a very pronounced difference because the jacket is darker. You can see the outline
of it better. It has got a bit of an edge to it. All of these makes for a broader looking
shoulder. And a broader looking shoulder makes a man look more muscular. Because men naturally
ñ theyíre going to have larger upper bodies. When youíre going through puberty, you get
expose to a healthy amount of testosterone, which forces ñ and throughout our lives,
allow us to build more muscle. And thatís why weíve got this, you know, bigger upper
bodies. And itís just a natural cueÖ Öthat people associate that with health. In addition, whenever you move ñ and human
beings, you know, we, from a distance, can tell that usually the sex and the health of
another individual by the way they move. And whenever you move, itís going to exaggerate
your shouldersí sway just a bit. And this, again, signifies that youíve got a muscular,
a more muscular build. And again, this is something that women are, of course, attracted
to it by nature. But also other men and Iím not talking necessarily in the sexual way.
Iím just saying that if I want a partner, if Iím going to be, letís say, going off
and hunting or if I am going to be going off into a big project for my company, I want
a guy thatís healthy as my partner, who can watch my back and be there. So, you know,
thatís where it definitely falls into. Another part that it creates a bit more muscular
look is if you got a good build or youíve got a semi-good build. By having it fit well
in the torso, youíre got to get away from that box look. So usually, a jacket thatís
unstructured or one that fall straight down would have a square angle like this. Whenever
you put on a jacket, youíre got to do this inverted triangle. So, let me see if I can
recreate this. Okay. So, weíve got something like this. Anyway, look at the picture that Iíve got
from this article. In any case, youíd have this inverted triangle with the big top that
goes to the smaller bottom. This is a very masculine look and something that you ñ basically,
the jacket imitates. When you look a shoulder points, and right here, look at this, this
ìVî. It just creates this image, which throughout human history, has signified strength. Okay. Now, what about losing weight when I
mention that? Well, again, if youíve got something that fits you well in the chest
and because your shoulders are increased, all of the sudden, itís going to ñ you may
not have much of a drop but itís going to make you look like you have more of a drop. And when I say of a drop I mean the distance
ñ the difference between the circumference of your chest and your stomach, and your midsection
area. Even though it may be the same, if you wear jackets that fit you well, itís going
to make it look like thereís a substantial drop. And if youíre in a somewhat good shape,
itís going to look even better. Now, there are limits to that, you donít
want to have some type of hour glass figure. And you donít want to look like a cartoon
character. Body builders have this issue where, you know ñ weíd actually got to give them
a bit more room in the midsection because otherwise, theyíre just ñ well, theyíre
going to just look cartoonish. But a bonus to the jacket, which I really
didnít mention before is also, it will make you look more proportional. So, if youíre
a really short man, a jacket can help you look thinner. Again, it can make you look
a bit taller, so I kind of mention that. But if you are really a tall man, a jacket
can make you look more substantial. Instead of looking tall, skinny and lanky, youíre
going to actually look like youíve got a bit of weight on you. And wear the right jacket
made out of the right material. Actually, instead of, you know, with a short man, we
say donít go with any horizontal lines. But as a larger man ñ I mean, a tall, skinny
man, you definitely want to go for the lines going across. Now, if youíre a tall, large man, you donít
want those lines. But if youíre tall and skinny, you can go with checked fabrics, heavier
tweeds. All of these is going to make you look a bit more substantial. You know, your arms, no one is going to be
able to see that youíve got, you know ñ that youíre 6í5î and youíve got, you know,
14-inch biceps. Theyíre not going to see that. What they are going to see is the outline
of the material. And again, itís going to make you look more substantial, make you look
more masculine. And in the end, wearing a jacket is the easiest way to improve your
appearance. This has been Antonio Centeno at Real Men
Real Style. I hope you enjoyed the video. If you want more information, please visit
our website and weíve got lots more videos and great articles, and other content there
for you to learn more about the foundations of men style. Take Care. Bye-bye.

32 thoughts on “Why Wear A Suit Jacket – Sport Jacket – Blazer – How Jackets Improve your Appearance

  1. It's too hot out for a jacket here (currently 112f), but when the weather works, I love wearing my navy blazer with my hunter green corduroys, and my cordovan derbys. When it's cold out, I'll add a dark brown sweater too. Great fun with colors.

  2. 😮 …. This guy really knows what he's talking about, basically another way to put what he's saying would be:

    1. Roman Style: Roman style jackets usually fit larger on the shoulder and narrow at the waist, Brioni Brand is king of this signature styling

    2. Neapolitan Style: Neapolitan jackets have the so called "perfect triangle" or what Antonio is describing, Kiton is king of this style

    Check those 2 brands so it will give you an idea of the style jacket Antonio is talking about..

  3. and thanks for the video Antonio, I actually heard of that perfect triangle metaphor before but I had no idea what it actually meant, I knew what "Roman" broad on the shoulders narrow at the waist meant, it's a very easy to understand style, but I never knew what the hell was Neapolitan jacket's were all about :p thumps up this video

  4. And actually what he's talking about is a perception masculine style fitting, you would indeed look like "Adonis" :p it's like a perfect proportion that women certainly capture, it's like a perfect topless athlete from the collessium ready to throw that disc but instead of being topless he's wearing a tailored fitted jacket…

  5. @onassi You mean sporcoats? well I get you "sometimes" they might be too serious, but sometimes not quite: The commercial understanding of "suit jackets" or sportcoats of regular brands its basically a 1 piece 2 button down or 3 button down jacket, the thing is, this is absolute not true, that's all famous big shots poor tailors like armani and gucci. Real tailors have amazing designs, 1 of my favorites is a safari jacket by Brioni unstructured with only 2 pockets on the outside on pure moleskin

  6. Hi there. Im about 1.7 M. Finding an blazer for me has been quite impossible. I'm not fat neither am I skinny. the ones out there are very boxy. I've found a navy jacket boy size18 and I think fits me well. nice length. Is it right to use kids blazers?????

  7. @makeastand123 It's hit or miss depending on brand, but I've definitely heard from some smaller men who've found good deals in the youth section. Biggest problem is often that the jackets aren't made to last, since it's assumed the wearer will grow out of them quickly.

  8. Hey Antonio, can you you give further explanation about this drop subject? i've seen some brands having a drop measure, R7 R8 So in other words Schwarzenegger had a good drop when he was young? large shoulders, medium chest and narrow waist?…. A jacket should fit you, fall or drop on your body with this given proportions?

  9. hey could i get a some help with a simple problem?
    i got a black suit with black shoes the problem is my watch, it is "brown" should i still go with a black belt or just skip the watch? buying a new watch is not something i can afford 😀

  10. I recommend posting all questions at MensStyleQA (dot com),
    our new interactive Q&A site! It allows people to post questions, answer other people's questions, and up-rate good answers from other users. Much more useful and searchable than our YouTube comments – not a lot of people are always looking at the older video comment threads, so you don't get as much help here.

  11. The tradition is black leather with a black suit, so according to that you should just skip the watch. If you want to break the tradition (which I'm all for) you could wear the watch, and perhaps matching brown shoes and a brown belt, but only if it's light enough. A dark brown will look weird and that's why the rule is there in the first place, but a lighter brown creates a nice contrast.
    Another tip is to buy a few replaceable straps for your watch, which is pretty popular right now.

  12. Should a High School senior heading off into college in 2 months start wearing a sports jacket? What kind of jacket should I wear to just attend college, it's only a community college. Also if I should start wearing one, where would I even buy one at a decent price?

  13. on a guy who is extremely small (34inch chest, 5'9, 130lbs) what type of shoulders do you recommend? i find that the "natural" shoulder build looks best, i feel because I'm so small that built shoulders look very awkward. what is your opinion?

  14. @Cody Warner- Iam exactly what you said. I weigh about 135 and chest size is about 34. Im skinny guy and not much muscular. I own a very nice sport jacket but shoulders are abit idk out there. Looks decent but theres some things that need to be fixed. One inch needs to be taking off near the cuffs/wrists then im all good.

  15. Mr. Realmenrealstyle, can you please show us more instructions let us not emphasize these videos on your face or the way you speak. Let's focus more on the content and how effectively guys can watch this video with out having to fast forward and see no demonstration. I'm starting to think you are too much into yourself . am i right?

  16. I am trying to gain weight, although I have been "trying" for a while. Nevertheless, I want to get a suit that fits me well but at the same time if I do gain weight, I still want to be able to wear the same suit. This leads to me to my question, how much weight/muscle can I get away with gaining but being able to wear the same suit? Also, which body areas are most vulnerable to weight/muscle gain in terms of me not fitting well into the suit?

  17. Check out Vintage Braetan Wool Medium Green Plaid Suit Coat One Button EUC #Braetan #OneButton http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/252287138415?roken=cUgayN&soutkn=eeUcrn via @eBay

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