An odd thing is taking place in menswear at this very moment. Over the last few years, an abundant number of streetwear brands started making suits. Although the suits are very much on-trend, it will be exciting to see whether or not Gen Z (zoomers) will pick-up on the new style —especially given that men’s boot-leg and bell-bottom jeans have been accelerating in popularity and sales. The reason I say this is because of the three vital rules in menswear: Fit, Balance and Proportion. That being said, if the pants are getting wider and fuller at the ankles, then the silhouette of blazers and sports jackets must be re-developed as well. I find this all to be such an experimental time in menswear—and we are only getting started.
At present, not only are millennials currently the most powerful generation for companies around the world, but also make the largest working population in the US. There are 71 million millennials in the USA alone and roughly 351 million millennials living in China. But now with Gen Z entering into the workforce, the generational disparities in 2022 will grow wider and wider- style will play an important role in the visual generational disparities.
As zoomers grow into adulthood, jackets will be required from time to time. *Sorry zoomers, but it’s time to put your big-boy pants on now. And for most situations in an American man’s life, the sport jacket is a wise choice for composing a look that’s both sharp and focused for the appropriate gathering.
Today’s product offerings blend heritage with a healthy dose of cool modifications. Although today’s lack of established standards of dress for different social occasions have American men second guessing what to wear to a dinner party, concert – even a family gathering reception; it is time to re-evaluate the importance of the good-ole sports jacket. And fellas, they work great for night out in the town.
My advice is that if you’re hoping to make a good impression with someone, wear a sports-jacket —as it is a sign of respect to take care in your appearance upon arriving. And if you happen to be the only guy wearing one, no need to fret; people will appreciate that you made the effort and achieved casualness while showing manners and dignity in your style.
Below you’ll find the absolute best blazers for men on the market right now, such as Filippa K’ wool blazer in stretch wool made with mulesing-free wool and lined with a blend of recycled polyester and Enka viscose which comes from Swedish trees, Malo fresh linen and in light denim lends a chic flair and a comfortable touch is perfect for a night out and Perry Ellis’ very slim tech jacket cut from performance stretch fabric, this piece perfectly blends style and comfort for guys who want to look their best!
If you dig your tailoring injected with a healthy dose of tech-modifications, then these are the jackets for you.
Anatomie—Meet the Hemingway Men’s Blazer – tailor-made for everyday wear. This modern tailored blazer is designed with a classic slim fit and a timeless notched lapel. Bold patch pockets and a single-breasted double-button closure add an elevated feel to this wear-anywhere blazer. Subtle seamed detailing and carefully designed lines add a flattering effect. $328
ASOS—It’s already got your attention. The ASOS Design Blazer in a double-breasted style features sequined velvet, plush, dense-pile fabric lined, notch lapels, side pockets, and skinny fit. $105
Basic Rights—Basic Rights’ best-selling One Button Blazer is back, in a premium deadstock fabric. Made from a Wool blend and featuring BR signature smart tailoring, the One Button Blazer has been designed to smarten up your look or go fully formal when paired with the matching trousers. The perfect transitional piece, it also features a notch rever and collar and is finished off with a horn button. $360
Billy Reid-The Billy Reid Walton Jacket features a tailored, modern silhouette. Finished with genuine horn buttons at the front and sleeves and a felt undercollar featuring the signature Billy Reid stripe, the navy jacket is perfect for a dinner out with friends, or a late-night cocktail hour. $798
BooHoo Man—With the resurgence of the y2k culture, Dark Tropics is a play on futuristic resort wear, prints and color are key for this collection. Prints have a tropical feel with dark bases and neon bright accents. New fabrics such as satin and crinkle shell also help update the feel of the pieces. The color palette features impactful contrasts by using high voltage neons, giving a nod to the digital culture and virtual reality. $95
Carter Young—Carter Young updated the classic tuxedo jacket by handcrafting the jackets out of denim. Still a wardrobe staple, this version is perfect for a night out paired back with your favorite jeans. $715
Desigual—The Desigual Bimaterial denim blazer is a fun twist on a classic piece. The perfect combination of chic denim and a dressed up lapel to pull together any look! $275.95
8 by YOOX:
8 by YOOX—This double-breasted blazer for men is the perfect addition to any nighttime outfit. The bright pop of blue will ensure you stand out amongst the crowd while the relaxed fit will allow you to move around with ease. This blazer is made of 97% cotton, meaning you can carry it over into the warmer months as well. $240
Dolce & Gabbana:
Dolce & Gabbana-In the collection inspired by the magnificent 70s, where everything was possible in terms of style, meet the 2000s. The result is a classic that has been reinterpreted with new fabrics, treatments and pairings of prints and pastel colors, to encompass all the facets of a man who will become the icon of the eccentric and optimistic lifestyle. $3,445
Dunhill—This unstructured, unlined evening jacket is crafted from black wool-silk in a half-wrap design. It features a hand-stitched lapel buttonhole, chest welt pocket and exterior jet pockets. $3,095
Enfants Riches Deprimes:
Enfants Riches Deprimes—This double breasted blazer features a peak lapel, patch pockets at waist, chest welt pocket, surgeon’s cuffs, and single vent at back hem. The blazer comes in a medium lightweight melton wool in gray with chalk pinstripes and is fully lined with 100% silk. $2,700
Filippa K—The Sidney Wool Blazer is a timeless tailored wool blazer in stretch wool. The piece is made with mulesing-free wool and lined with a blend of recycled polyester and Enka viscose which comes from Swedish trees. This is a must have for Mens for its classic silhouette that’s designed to last. $580
Indochino—Windowpane has long been considered one of the best suit patterns for men. Its straightforward design creates a slimming effect for larger wearers and adds volume for wearers on the slimmer side. The Durham Windowpane Camel Blazer is a heavyweight must-have for its contrasting colors and thick bold lines. Adding a fresh dose of modernity to the otherwise classic check pattern, it’s no wonder this blazer is an Indochino fan favorite. $299
Malo—This elegant and at the same time nonchalant blazer is from the new Malo Cashmere SS2022 collection called “En Plein Air”. In fresh linen and in a wonderful light denim nuance, this garment with a chic flair and a comfortable touch is perfect for a night out. The inspiration is clear: the French artistic movements “en plein air” and the desire to live free and in harmony with the world around us, without sacrificing the class and excellence that have always distinguished the Italian maison. This blazer gives a touch of contemporary allure and suffused luxury to the outfit, in the name of a manufacturing quality and a timeless style. $1,200.67
Martin Asbjorn—Try going for a classy look on the next night out by adding a heritage style blazer with an oversized boxy fit. This isn’t just another black blazer jacket night out look. $481.50
Mouty—Operating from Paris, the brand presents a new contemporary menswear – showing a loose and suave style, a subtle and soft masculinity. A new style emerges on the scene, truly and utterly free, self-assured, self-made, and self-liberated. Using organic cotton, expansive floral prints, or rich printed silk, and shaping these into cerebral collections of flou ready-to-wear garments. The result is a deep and nostalgic type of street-tailoring, breathing decision, craftsmanship and purpose. While Mouty stays close to its urban roots, it transcends from it too, into a cloud of idealism, subtlety and instinctive sensitivity. $510
Musika—Musika, a label known for its mastering of bespoke tailoring, is your one stop shop for luxury suiting. After recognizing the respect a perfect suit commanded, the label has since expanded to a full wardrobe offering of luxury products from business suits, cashmere sweaters and tees to footwear. Living by the ethos and belief that the perfect fit is broader than the literal and technical meaning, founder Aleks Musika believes that the perfect fit is flattering to a man’s unique build, skin tone, personal taste and goals. $2,950
Nigel Curtiss—British designer Nigel Curtiss recently expanded into ready-to-wear with a collection of luxury wardrobe essentials available online and in-store. This eclectic collection includes everything from formal tailored pieces and custom suits to the perfect white shirt, luxury loungewear, tracksuits, cashmere sweaters, silk and cotton pajamas, denim, and more. If a statement blazer is what you’re after, this impeccable Sharkskin Grey jacket is a must-have. Combining the perfect blend of soft silk and wool, the custom cut provides a superb finish that is guaranteed to stand out. Custom Pricing Available Upon Request
120% Lino—120% Lino takes inspiration from the tailoring codes of southern Italy to craft this navy jacket, which features unstructured shoulders. $795
Perry Ellis—No matter the occasion, Perry Ellis’ Very Slim Tech Jacket is bound to be a go-to wardrobe essential. With its tailored fit and cut from performance stretch fabric, this piece perfectly blends style and comfort. $250
Peter Millar—This seasonal expression of our lauded Excursionist Soft Jacket is crafted from ultra-breathable linen with added silk for a luxurious feel. It’s constructed with a natural shoulder and a partially-lined interior for fluid drape and ease of wear. A seven-pocket interior design allows for expert utility in an elegant silhouette. Finished with a hand-tacked lapel pin and genuine horn buttons from Italy. $1,098
Rowing Blazers – MEN’S EXTRA SOFT CORDUROY JACKET – MADE TO ORDER 100% COTTON BLAZER. This extra-soft wide-wale corduroy (or, more historically, “corde-du-roi”, meaning “cord of the king”) jacket features a classic 3-roll-2 silhouette, three patch pockets, house brass buttons (including single-button cuffs) and a handmade branded cloisonné buttonhole badge. The vent-less cut is modern with an unlined back and a self-lined front.
Like all of the pieces offered across their Made-to-Order program, each custom jacket is handmade by Rowing Blazers’ tailors in Portugal. Rowing Blazers works with JTB Custom to streamline the sourcing and production of raw materials, which allows for a greater variety of available sizes, more efficient turnarounds (thanks to JTB’s custom engine), and, in accordance with Rowing Blazers’ long-standing commitment to matters environmental, a vast reduction of waste. The quality of the material and construction is superior; the 100% cotton wide-wale Italian corduroy is nearly unbelievably soft to the touch. This perfect jacket – like many of Rowing Blazers’ products – is a must-have addition to any modern wardrobe. $795.00
Shinesty-A classic blazer is always a staple piece however classic is sometimes boring. With Shinesty’s blazers make a statement and be the center of attention with the loud printed blazers from Shinesty to dance the night away to. Get a blazer that’s as loud as your personality. $99.99
Todd Snyder– Todd Snyder offers reimagined modern takes on classic silhouettes. For their partnership with J.Press, America’s leading menswear designer and the arbiter of Ivy League style joined forces to create a modern, downtown twist on iconic collegiate styles. Elevate any look with this staple that will always be a go-to no matter the season. $698
Tommy Bahama– Created with breathable linen infused with cooling performance technology, this blazer will keep you looking and feeling great for a night out. This blazer brings a beachy vibe which is balanced and dressed up for the night by the careful structure of the garment.$325
Tommy Hilfiger at Men’s Wearhouse:
Tommy Hilfiger at Men’s Wearhouse-Every man needs a classic navy blazer in his wardrobe arsenal. This slim fit wool blend sportcoat in a beautiful yet neutral navy will pair well with chinos, dress trousers, or jeans. It’s lightweight fabrication and trim cut will transition well for warmer days ahead. $249.99
Tweeds Suit Shop:
Tweeds Suit Shop-Tweeds Suit Shop one-on-one process allows for a hands-on design approach to best understand the customer’s wants and needs for a perfect blazer or suit. Each and every detail, from start-to-finish, allows for the customer to be involved – from the selection of fabric and style down to lining, buttons, thread color and custom embroidery, each and every detail is designed together with the customer.
These blazers from Tweeds Suit Shop are all made of a linen, silk, wool blend, making them breathable – perfect for a night out. While you can customize the lining of any Tweeds jacket or blazer, these blazers are unlined, allowing them to be more casual and lightweight. And, all pair well to dress up a pair of jeans. One simple formula from Donald Carlson, founder of Tweeds Suit Shop, is to dress up any outfit for a night out, he recommends a patterned jacket. A patterned jacket with a solid shirt and pants allows the jacket to be the focal point. Starting at $700. All suits are custom made.
UNTUCKit—The UNTUCKit Soft Constructed Sport Coat provides enough room to layer your favorite pieces below while constructed in a dynamic way to look great on every body type and height. The contrasting cuff details give this jacket an extra luxe feel as well! $278