Blazers are a versatile staple that can be dressed up or down depending on how you wear them. There’s a wide selection on the market, from basic cotton-blend ones to luxe wool styles. The key to finding the right one for you is knowing your needs and buying a jacket in a fabric that fits you well.
A great place to start is a standard navy blazer. It’s a classic that will get you through anything from a work event to a holiday party. It pairs well with crisply pressed dress pants or casual jeans. And it looks as good with a tailored shirt and tie as it does with a T-shirt and henley.
If you want to add a little bit of interest to your look, a patterned blazer is a solid option. Engineered Garments’ Bedford blazer is a modern classic, with peak lapels and four patch pockets. This jacket would look sharp with dark wash jeans or tan chinos.
You can also go for a corduroy blazer, which is an excellent option for casual wear. It blends chore coat and sport coat into a single, relaxed piece of outerwear. Team it with a pair of jeans and a T-shirt or cashmere sweater for a chill look that’s still smart enough for most occasions.
For a more formal style, you can’t go wrong with a double-breasted blazer. If you buy a slim fit version, it can look too boxy on most guys. For a more flattering fit, look for a fit that’s somewhere between slim and regular. Topman had a few skinny fit options and Raphael chose the “Regent” fit, which worked well for him. The fabric was also breathable and lightweight, which was nice. Mens Blazer