Our New Classic Milano Blazer

Our New Classic Milano Blazer

My all time favorite type of a jacket is a blazer.  Womens Blazers are what I love to wear the most for any occasion.  From wearing a blazer with jeans for a date night or lunch with the girls, to a blazer over a dress or pencil skirt for work or a business meeting, they give you a polished and chic style and really complete your look.

Its always interesting to find out a little history about what we are wearing and where they came from, so today here’s a brief history of the womens blazer as we know it.

After doing a little research I found two different stories that have both contributed to where the origins of the blazer came from.

1.  Lady Margaret Boat Club

The first story dates back to 1825 when the “Lady Margaret Boat Club” was founded by members of St John’s College in Cambridge England.  They wore bright scarlet red colored flannel jackets and since the color “blazed”, they were named the “blazers”.

2. H.M.S Blazer

The second story dates back to 1837 when Queen Victoria decided to carry out an inspection of one of the vessels of the Royal Navy, named the H.M.S Blazer. In an effort to impress the Queen, the commander decided to get new uniforms for his men.  Eventually they settled on an outfit that included a double breasted jacket with brass royal navy buttons.  Since then these types of jackets have been called blazers.

These days a blazer is a type of jacket that resembles a men’s suit jacket but cut more casually.  They can be single breasted or double breasted with different types and sizes of collars and lapels.  They can be trimmed or solid with a different types of buttons.  With blazers being my favorite type of women’s jacket, I always try to include some in my Jacket Society line every season and I am happy to say I have quite a few more new ones coming for this fall that I will be showing you over the next few weeks right here.

Today I want to introduce you to our brand new Milano blazer which is a beautifully cut menswear inspired blazer in a novelty basket weave Italian fabric.  The Milano is a very versatile blazer as you can wear it to the office or casually over jeans.  The look I styled here today for you all is a bit more career inspired especially because I wanted to style it with a nice crisp white shirt, as I have not shown you this type of a look before. The shirt can be replaced with a print or solid top and that will change the whole look of the outfit. I have paired today’s look with a pair of wider leg black trousers, but you can easily wear it with basic trousers or skinny pants.  To give the outfit a bit of edge, I added one of our brand new animal print scarves and my red Prada bag.  I love the mix of the pattern of the jacket and the animal print scarf.  This blazer will also look great with jeans and some killer heels, which is a look I will style for you in the future.

The Milano blazer is available on our web site Here and the animal print scarf is available here.

What are your thoughts on blazers and how do you like our Milano blazer?

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Milano Womens’s blazer – Jacket Society

Wide leg trousers – D&G (old)

White shirt – Zara

Black pointy pumps – D&G

Bag – Prada

Scarf – Jacket Society

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Jacket Society was launched in the fall of 2013 by fashion designer Nora Minassian. Jacket Society is about Nora’s passion for classical and stylish easy to wear women’s fashionable jackets and blazers. Nora earned her BA degree in fashion design and merchandising from Otis College of Arts & Design and has worked in the fashion industry for many years, travelling to the fashion capitals of the world to keep up with current fabric and style trends. Nora started this website and fashion blog to showcase and sell her favorite jacket styles that are all designed and manufactured in Los Angeles, California. On this site she will share her experience and knowledge of women’s fashion and present her unique sense of style by giving her fans and customers an opportunity to follow her jacket styling tips and secrets, emphasizing her favorite current and past classical jacket styles and be able to offer selection of her favorites for sale here on her Jacket Society website.

  1. Interesting history about blazers. I never knew they have British roots. They are definitely a wardrobe staple for me. It’s so versatile, it’s the easiest, trendiest piece to pull off in a variety of chic ways! Your blazer is lovely. It has an interesting a mix of masculinity and femininity to it. I think it’ll look great dressed up or down. Thanks for the share 🙂

    Jo x


    1. Hi Jo,
      I am glad you like the history, I actually learned something myself! Thank you so much for stopping by.


  2. love the blazer!so classy and stylish


    1. Hi Irene,
      Thank you so much!


  3. WOW! I like your look and the Milano blazer. This look is perfect for my business meetings. Every lady should have this Blazer in her wardrobe. Greetings from Munich – Martina


    1. Hi Matina,
      Thank you so much and I totally agree that every women should have at least one blazer if not more 🙂


  4. I don’t like it. I covet it!!! So sharp and sleek. A very Lauren Hutton or Diane Kitten look. Powerful and sexy.


    1. Hi Sheela,
      I agree, it is very Diane Kittenish! Thank you so much for you lovely compliment.


  5. I received my fringed sweater Monday. I love it! I can’t believe it came so fast, all the way from California. And free shipping, at that! Thank you!


    1. Hi Elizabeth,
      I am so glad you like it!! I would love to see a photo of you wearing it if you ever want to share it with us. I hope you will come back 🙂


  6. Corporate but not stuffy. The flared trouser gives it a hipster feel. A nice combination, and you picked the perfect location for such an outfit – beautiful Pasadena City Hall; where my mother worked for over 25 years.


    1. Hi Glenda,
      It’s such a beautiful building and I know its in your neck of the woods! Thank you so much for stopping by 🙂


  7. The Milano blazer is stunning. Houndstooth is forever classic. Great idea pairing it with a crisp white blouse. That scarf is beautiful, also. Such a tailored look.
    🙂 Ada.


    1. Hi Ada,
      Thank you so much!


  8. I always appreciate classic pieces such as your blazer that can be dressed up or down. I love the classic print this piece has. This blazer looks fab on you. Thanks for sharing some history with us, I learned something new today. 🙂 Michele xx



    1. Hi Michele,
      Thank you so much, I am glad you enjoyed the history!


    1. Hi Andrea,
      Thank you so much!


  9. This looks so sharp! I love it with the black flares.



    1. Hi Annessa,
      Thank you so much!


  10. I love your scarf! Looks really great on you Nora, especially in combination with that blazer:) xx


    1. Hi Abby,
      Thank you very much 🙂


  11. Thanks for the brief background on the blazer. Love how you paired the patterned scarf with the blazer making it stylish and classy!


    1. Hi Nicole,
      I am glad you enjoyed the bit of info about blazers! Thank you so much for stopping by.


  12. I love blazers as well you and wear them to the office almost weekly. I love how wearing them with jeans are so chic. Great look Nora!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.



    1. Thank you Alice, blazers are great either way, dressy or casual 🙂


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