If there is one piece of clothing essential to making a casual outfit appear more polished, it’s the sport coat or blazer. These jackets are almost magical because they can change your entire look in just seconds. For example, putting a blazer on over jeans and a solid t-shirt can take you from an afternoon at a ballgame to date night without having to do much. Not to get too technical, but if you are wondering what the difference is between a blazer, sport coat, and suit jacket, although much is debated, it’s rather simple. For the most part, blazers are solid and sport coats are patterned. However, the terms can be used interchangeably. On the other hand, a suit jacket is deigned to be worn with matching pants, but no one is going to call you out for wearing one with something else. Whatever you prefer to call this indispensable clothing item, here are the best sport coats, blazers, and suit jackets available this season.
Sid Mashburn Virgil No 3 Jacket Bottle Green Tonal Herringbone
Sid Mashburn makes some of the most stylish menswear available. The Virgil No 3 Jacket in Bottle Green Tonal Herringbone is no exception. Designed in Atlanta and made in Italy, this silk and wool jacket just pops with color. You will want to — and can — wear this item into the spring season.
Sandro Slim Fit Top Notch Sport Coat
From French designer Sandro, the Slim Fit Top Notch Sport Coat is aptly named. Made in Italy, this two-button jacket is a classic color, cut and style that will look dapper for years to come. It’s simple, yet elegant.
Jack Victor Double Face Classic Fit Sport Coat
Jack Victor’s Double Face Classic Fit Sport Coat is a punchy burgundy, which happens to be one of the trendiest colors this season. You will definitely stand out in this jacket. It is a great choice for winter and especially the holidays.
Frank & Oak Laurier English Wool Tweed Suit Jacket in Hunting Green
Frank & Oak makes very stylish and relatively affordable menswear. Their Laurier English Wool Tweed Suit Jacket in Hunting Green is part of a three-piece suit, but can easily be worn as a separate. The deep hunter green color of the tweed fabric might be classic, but it is anything but boring or overdone.
Hugo Boss Armion Slim Fit, Stretch Wool Houndstooth Sport Coat
If you are looking for a classic sport coat that is versatile yet refined, Hugo Boss’ Armion Slim Fit, Stretch Wool Houndstooth Sport Coat is it. The vegan leather tipping at the collar adds an extra touch and modernizes the style.
Thomas Pink Gibbens Jacket
Thomas Pink is known for making some of the most fun-looking menswear. True to the brand’s British roots, the Gibbens Jacket is a classic cut in a bold pattern. Beyond your typical windowpane, it features a myriad of colors including shades of blue, red, yellow and grey. It’s perfect for the sartorialist who doesn’t take himself too seriously.
Jack Spade Warren Fit Wool Hopsack Sport Coat
Jack Spade’s Warren Fit Wool Hopsack Sport Coat is a true classic blazer. If you are going to buy just one sport coat this season, make this the one. From the cut to the color, it’s stylish and sharp. The jacket is appropriate for a date with your partner or a date with your boss. It’s one of those pieces you can’t go wrong with.
Burberry London Stirling Velvet Sport Coat
Burberry London’s Stirling Velvet Sport Coat is designed after the modern tuxedo jacket. Formal, but not too serious, it’s an ideal option for that special occasion when you need to step up your look just a little bit.