Singapore is entrenched in perpetual summer, which makes wearing a blazer a less-than-forgiving affair unless you remain indoors. Most men here tend to don a blazer only when a formal dress code is imposed, forgetting that this layer can be a style statement for day-to-day wear as well. The trick to making blazers work for you in the heat is to pick the right one.

You really want to look out for lighter materials like linen, which works especially well in the tropics. Also try scouting for unlined options, even unstructured ones free of shoulder pads and all the other accoutrements of a suit jacket that add to the stifling warmth you feel when clad in it.

Know how to style a blazer to create a look that doesn’t betray you when the heat and humidity get unbearable. For that, we turn to some of the most stylish men on the red carpets at the moment for inspiration.

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