If there’s one piece that’s necessary for a man wardrobeWell, it’s a suit. But the stylish man has gone beyond basic navy and charcoal gray and added standalone men’s blazers and sports jackets to his outerwear arsenal. Why? They’re essential for the office, a slam dunk for impressive dates, and perfect for looking sharp For almost any occasion.
Men’s Blazers and Sports Jackets: Trends to Know
Add a small variety of jackets to your closet, and you’ll get a wide array of options that you can dress up or down. Here are some of the biggest trends to watch.
patch pocket: All the big brands are making jackets with patch pockets. They’re often accompanied by an unstructured design, and they add a little casual flair—if you want a more laid-back, flashy look. They are most commonly seen on jackets made of light khaki cotton or linen, especially jackets in colors such as cool blue or more muted olive (see below).
green: No, green isn’t the new black, but we’ve certainly seen a lot of it. Army green cotton blazers, for example, make a perfect layering piece to elevate your Sunday brunch apparel or office attire, and they’ll help you stand out from a sea of blues, blacks, and grays. There’s no need to button up, either: Open the jacket over the Chambre or Oxford shirt,
Blues: Besides navy, there are a lot of new blues to work with. From royal blue to seersucker, robin’s egg to muted slate, they all look great with jeans, but they’ll also go well with chinos in natural khakis, army green, navy or gray.
A Touch of Pattern: A pattern can be a breath of fresh air while rocking a blazer. While patterns are common on suits (remember, you shouldn’t wear a suit jacket as a blazer), there are some casual blazers that offer vibrant plaid and stripes. If you opt for a patterned blazer, pair it with a solid-colored shirt and tie to avoid clashes and let the pattern do the talking.
Ready to start shopping? Here are our favorite men’s blazers right now.
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