The Parisian Plaid

The casual (chic) coat to covet. Plus, a roundup of similar plaid blazers to consider. 

Bonjour Dappers, 

I’m currently in Paris, sipping Rose’ and stuffing myself with nemerous types of carbs. Getting fatty (and frisky) at the same time…. 
Jokes aside, my love for Paris incessantly matures by the minute. 
There’s more to Paris than meets the eye -beyond the shopping, faux fur, and baguettes galore. For one, I fell in-love with the city for its romantic stance. Jazz music, window plants, the simplicity of it all, and the people of course! 
Paris has that perfect synergy wherein people and places somehow relate in a whimsical way.
The way Parisians stroll the streets in their monochromatic ensembles, complimenting the iconic blue and white architecture still baffles me today. And how the men gracefully cross their legs in such a macho manner? i’ll never understand. 
Truth be told i’ve never been to Paris, but one day….one day. #dreamdoer
…Now onto the look,

When I first laid eyes on this blazer (sold out, similar links below!), I knew I had to style a Parisian look. Soooooo naturally I snatched the last medium off the rack and happily sashayed my way to the register.

Luckily, European flair continues to infiltrate the fashion scene here in America, so it’s easy to cop that vibe.

I paired it with a trusty casual white shirt (old, similar here) for a relaxed look, this super cool western belt (similar here), and my Paul Newman-inspired classic chinos.

The look altogether encapsulates a Parisian vibe: effortless, chic, and romantic-ish.

The shoes on the other hand, holds a significant amount of memory (hence the paragraph split to denote its sentimental value.)

This white sneaker number by Veja caught my eye while aimlessly shopping at Columbus Ave. Club Monaco store during my NYC visit. I was looking at their denim options when suddenly my head whiplashed to the right and BAM! the shoes.

Sadly the store ran out of nines and, well, I cried.

I searched EVERY. SINGLE. CLUB. MONACO. STORE. IN. MANHATTAN. for my size….and finally found them at the 57th St. location. Shoutout to all the employees for bearing with me. End of story. Gosh i’m weird.

Anywho, scroll below for a roundup of my favorite check blazers. Let me know your favorites!

Au revoir for now:)


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I'm Ian, the writer behind CharlesTucket (a mix between Charleston & Nantucket, two of my favorite places). My hope is to inspire every man to live a wholesome & whimsical life, one quirk at a time.


"Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love." | 1 Corinthians 16:13-14


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