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10 Foolproof Blazer And Trouser Separates Combination

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The wise man’s wardrobe is built on cornerstones: the T-shirt for the beach (or the bar), a pair of Derbies for work (or a wedding), and the blazer for, well, pretty much everything.

Despite menswear gradual drift from dandy to dressed-down, there remain those sartorial classics that never seem to lose their clout. The blazer is one such stalwart: it’s the piece you reach for when getting dressed to boss that job interview, for wooing the one that could be ‘the one’, or for any of life’s situations where it pays to look that little bit sharper.

But styling one isn’t always easy. Indeed, too many men spend valuable time trying to pair a blazer and trousers – time they could be using to do more important things like, you know, sorting their bed hair out. Or drinking (depending on the time of day we’re talking).

Which is why we’ve compiled a handy list of the best separates combinations, so you can spend less time deciding what to wear and more time wearing it.

Navy Blazer + Beige Chinos

An indisputable classic. If this combination of two quintessential menswear colours can’t make you look good, then we’re not sure what else will.

Honour the look’s preppy roots with a structured blazer that’s actually navy, rather than midnight or royal blue, and let the occasion dictate your choice of chinos: flat-front for casual dress codes; pleat-front for something that’s a touch smarter.

Men's Outfit Inspiration Lookbook - Navy Blazer + Beige Chinos

MANGO MAN

Unstructured Jacket + Jeans

Want the silhouette-enhancing lines of a blazer but the comfort of a cardigan? Then just cut the bulk.

Unburdened by the inner architecture of a regular, structured blazer (padding, lining), an unstructured style is lighter in weight, cooler and isn’t cut as close to your body, making it ideal for those of us who can’t see the difference between a suit and a straitjacket.

Given the unstructured jacket’s casual lean, keep the rest of your look consistent with a pair of dark jeans or chinos rather than formal trews.

Men's Outfit Inspiration Lookbook - Tweed/Wool Blazer + Jeans

AVVA

Patterned Blazer + Neutral, Smart Trousers

OK, so the blazer is sometimes boring, we get it (it’s hard to stay constantly entertaining when you’re edging 200 years). If a plain colour style puts you to sleep, then perk your look up with some pattern.

It doesn’t have to be much; a subtle Prince of Wales or windowpane check (on-trend this season, FYI) is enough to set you apart from the rest/get you noticed faster at the bar/attract potential breakfast partners etc.

Best keep your trousers low-key, though – you’re not the official entertainment.

Men's Outfit Inspiration Lookbook - Tweed/Wool Blazer + Jeans

LUIGI BIANCHI MANTOVA

Tweed/Wool Blazer + Jeans

Not every man is about that suited and booted life. So if you’re looking for an alternative to pocket squares and Super 100s, rough your look up a little with fabrics that are tough-as-nails – but still good for town.

The definitive off-duty combo for colder weather, pairing a textured wool blazer with jeans ensures you stay warm without letting your style slip.

Keep the country vibe with a pair of leather brogues or give it a Gallic spin with a Breton shirt and some low-top trainers.

Men's Outfit Inspiration Lookbook - Tweed/Wool Blazer + Jeans

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Navy Blazer + Grey Wool Trousers

Often, the best way to stand out is by sticking with the classics. The navy suit is man’s most reliable wardrobe companion, and while wearing it as a matching two-piece will always be a winner in the boardroom, it also pays to switch things up.

Breaking up is hard, we get that, but sometimes good can come out of it – as is the case when subbing in grey trousers. Giving the matching kecks a rest day needn’t mean dressing down either, keep everything else up top the same for a modern business-casual look.

Men's Outfit Inspiration Lookbook - Tweed/Wool Blazer + Jeans

MASSIMO DUTTI

Tonal Blue

Blame it on the gendered baby clothes, but we can’t think of a better colour for men than blue. Less sombre than black, not as boring as grey, but still every bit as wearable as both, this is one colour your wardrobe can’t be without.

So why not wear it head to toe? After all, all-blue isn’t the sole preserve of swindling estate agents with weak, damp handshakes. For a more sophisticated spin, try a tonal approach, pulling together a blazer and pair of trousers that are a couple of shades either darker or lighter than each other.

Men's Outfit Inspiration Lookbook - Tweed/Wool Blazer + Jeans

AUSTIN REED

Black Blazer + Grey Trousers

Rules? Who needs ’em? It’s a common misconception that trousers should always be darker than what is worn up top. However, along with wearing joggers outside of the gym and avoiding brown in town, this is one style law you can now break with our blessing.

To show off some next-level sartorial know-how, pair charcoal trousers with a black blazer for a fail-safe look. This simple combination can be applied to a range of settings and formalities, whether smartened up with shirt (and perhaps added knitwear on chillier days) or dressed down with a T-shirt on casual days.

Men's Outfit Inspiration Lookbook - Tweed/Wool Blazer + Jeans

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Earth Tones

Unless you’re so flush with cash that you’ve had to start burying it, cost-per-wear is probably still a concern when sizing up clothing purchases. Which means you need colours that play well with others.

This is especially true for tailoring; the price of T-shirts might mean you can buy them by the bagful, but blazers? Not so much.

Earth tones – off-white, beige, stone, camel, russet, khaki green, ochre, etc. – are exactly that. And not only do they work well when worn together and with punchier shades, designers’ latest outputs suggest they’ll be trending for the next year too.

Men's Outfit Inspiration Lookbook - Earth Tones Blazers and Trousers

MANGO MAN

White Trousers + Stone Blazer

Few colour palettes lend themselves to getting dressed in the dark quite like neutrals, and pairing hues from the lighter end of the spectrum is a shortcut to effortless style.

While black, grey and navy will always remain the bedrock of the male wardrobe, try white trousers worn with a stone blazer for a look that’s polished without being formal. As the mercury inches up, opt for trousers in a breathable linen and cotton-blend fabric and add a few rolls to the ankle for instant sprezzatura.

Men's Outfit Inspiration Lookbook - Tweed/Wool Blazer + Jeans

REISS

Green + Blue

Right in that sweet spot between sedate and statement-making, green and blue is the colour combo for guys who don’t ‘do colour’. Owing to the fact that they’re neighbours on the colour wheel, there’s a natural synergy between these two shades that makes wearing them a cinch.

Like all neighbours though, an element of compromise is key. Which is to say if you’re opting for a striking bottle green up top, then what’s on your bottom half needs to take a back seat.

Similarly, if you’re opting for a pair of jade green trousers, your blazer needs to pale – in tone at least – in comparison. You don’t want a turf war in your tailoring.

Men's Outfit Inspiration Lookbook - Green + Blue Blazer and Trouser Combos

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From Europe to Silicon Valley: McLoughlin and Rein on their journey at Disrupt Berlin

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Graffiti on Berlin Wall, Berlin, GermanyTechCrunch Disrupt Berlin, our premier European event is fast approaching this December. And that means some of the top players from Silicon Valley will be coming over.
In this context, we are always interested in the experiences of European entrepreneurs who have made the transition from a successful European startup to joining the ecosystem in Silicon Valley. So we’re delighted to announce two new speakers for the conference who have been through that very journey. And not only that, one ended up investing in the other, making for an even more fascinating conversation.Andy McLoughlin
Partner
SoftTech VC

Andy is a Partner with SoftTech VC, one of Silicon Valley’s most active seed-stage venture capital firms where he primarily invests in SaaS, vertical industry solutions, and developer tools.
Prior to joining SoftTech, Andy was co-founder of London-headquartered Huddle, an enterprise SaaS collaboration platform that was acquired in 2017. Andy’s angel investment portfolio includes innovative B2B products like Pipedrive, Intercom, Apiary (acquired by Oracle), Buffer and Bugsnag, as well as consumer services including Postmates, Secret Escapes, HER, and Calm.
Andy co-founded and is the US Trustee for the Founders Pledge, a charity that promotes altruism in early-stage entrepreneurs by enabling them to donate a percentage of personal proceeds following an exit. He was awarded an OBE in the 2015 Queen’s birthday honors list for services to the UK technology industry. Follow him on twitter @bandrew

Timo Rein
Co-founder/CEO
Pipedrive

Timo Rein, co-founder and CEO of Pipedrive an activity-based simple sales management tool that helps over 60,000 sales teams to get more organised and focused, has 15+ years of experience as a salesman, sales manager and software entrepreneur. Timo is passionate about sales tactics and has always had a knack for reading people.

As CEO, Timo is responsible for setting long-term product vision and business-critical strategy goals. While Pipedrive has grown to over 300 employees working from different locations in New York, Lisbon, London and Estonia, Timo is still closely involved in the hiring process of new people and helps to find the best possible professional and personal fit between the new employee, the job or the rest of the team.

Prior to founding Pipedrive Timo worked for eleven years as one of the three partners at Vain & Partners, a sales consulting and training company with clientele like PwC, Coca Cola and Nissan. Timo’s goal was to create programs that would help different companies and people sell more, and manage better. Timo worked with about 30-40 companies, and 500 people each year to figure out ways to better sales results in different industries.

Timo also considers selling books door-to-door for 3 months in 2000 (in California, US) with Southwestern Comp, crucial to his sales experience that was eventually put to use as the architecture of Pipedrive. He was in top 1% performers among 4,000 sales people and while he never thought he was the type of person who could sell, he pulled off 14-hour-long days, 6 days a week, and 12 weeks in a row.

Timo’s first full-time job as a university student was a recruiter when he worked for four years interviewing people applying for managerial and specialist positions in different companies. Timo studied psychology at Tartu University and completed his BA studies in 1999.


Disrupt Berlin 2017 takes place December 4-5 at the historic Arena Berlin in the heart of Berlin, Germany.

Get your Disrupt tickets ASAP or rather right now to save 30% off of your tickets. You’ll see the Startup Battlefield competition, in which a handful of startups pitch our judges with the hopes of winning the coveted Disrupt Cup and a massive cash prize.

And you’ll get to chat with representatives from scores of promising startups in Startup Alley, see amazing on stage content, and unwind after a long day at the show with a cocktail and some new friends at the Disrupt after party.

Are you a startup? The Startup Alley Exhibitor Package is your best bet to get the greatest exposure by exhibiting your company or product directly on the Disrupt Berlin show floor and if you get your exhibitor package before this Friday 29 September you’ll get an additional general admission ticket! Check it out.

 

 

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Man goes temporarily insane after wife gives birth to conjoined babies in Lagos.

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A man was so distraught when his wife gave birth to conjoined twin baby boys that he became temporarily insane.

Mr Obinna Ugwuoke, from Ebonyi state, and his wife Mrs Amarachi Ugwoke welcomed their sons at First Covenant Hospital in Satellite Town, Lagos on the 8th of May 2 017. The couple, who have two other children, were shocked when they saw that their sons were joined at the stomach and it took a toll on the husband.

The boys have four separate legs, two separate heads, and four hands but are fused from the chest down to the stomach. They have been named James and John.

The parents are awaiting a surgery to separate their sons and their parish has begun raising money to help pay for the medical expenses.

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Kcee – ”E-money Is The Youngest Billionaire Of All Times”

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Its official Kcee may be the Elder bro in real life, but Emoney is the one feeding him! It is No Longer News that Even though Kcee is the Older bro to Emoney.

He worships him like his god Because of the money he gathers, Kcee once said he made Emoney popular, But There’s no better reasons why he will serve his younger brother than his Cash, With the photo and caption he just posted few minutes ago, the rumors that Emoney is the one feeding him, might just be true..

Proudly going below your younger bro, wasn’t such a bad idea, was it?

He called him the Youngest Billionaire of all times.

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