If only one piece was necessary for a man WardrobeIt’s a suit. But the stylish man transcended the basic navy and charcoal and added stand-up sports jackets and jackets to his arsenal of outerwear. why? It’s an office essential, a slam dunk to wow dates, and perfect for looks sharp For almost any occasion.
Trends to know
Add a small variety of jackets to your closet, and you’ll have a plethora of options to dress up or dress down. Here are some of the biggest trends to look out for.
patch pockets: All the major brands make jackets with patch pockets. They often accompany a disorganized design, and add a bit of casual flair – great if you want a more relaxed and breezy look.
green: No, green isn’t the new black, but we’ve definitely seen a lot of it. For example, army green cotton jackets are the perfect layering piece to ramp up your Sunday brunch or office attire, and will help you stand out from the seas of blue, black, and gray. No need for a button, either: wear the jacket open over a chambray or an oxford Shirt.
sweatshirt: Outside of the Navy, there are plenty of new blues to work with. From royal blue to seersucker, robin’s egg to pale slate, they all look great with jeans, but would also pair well with chinos in natural khaki, army green, navy or gray.
Ready to start shopping? Here are our favorite sports jackets and jackets right now.
Best men’s sports jackets and jackets
1. Wills Knit Blazer
With its patchwork pockets, unstructured cut, and soft cotton fabric, this jacket can change up your typical jeans and T-shirt Outfit in something unforgettable. However, it’s casual — thanks to its practical cufflinks, you can even roll up the sleeves — and comfortable, so it doesn’t look or feel stifled.
2. J. Crew Ludlow’s Slim Fit Structured Structured Suit Jacket in Irish Cotton and Linen
J. Crew’s Ludlow line has been a popular choice for stylish jackets and suits for more than a decade. Made from Baird McNutt Irish linen, the Ludlow unstructured jacket looks and feels sharp and comes in three colors to match any outfit.
3. Faherty Knit Blazer
Faherty brings a beachy flair to this knit sweater. You’ll get all of the brand’s hallmarks—soft fabric, great style, and exceptional comfort—in a sweater that looks a lot like a sweatshirt. But unlike your favorite cotton jacket, this one will make you look sharp and not sloppy.
4. Frank & Oak Sports Jacket
This jacket from Frank & Oak subtly blends formal and casual elements, with its fringed and patch pockets, interlocking cufflinks, and breathable cotton and linen fabric. We also love green – it’s a nice break from traditional navy and gray, but it just won’t make people think you’re won a master’s.
5. Scotch & Soda Striped Linen Sweater and Ecovero Blend Jacket
Don’t be shy about stripes. This lightweight Scotch & Soda striped jacket is perfect for summer.
6. Polo Ralph Lauren Soft Curvy Sport Coat
The polo is largely synonymous with preppy style, and this jacket shows why: Made from a wool-blend with a handsome herringbone pattern, it proves there’s no reason to give up on the classics. If you’re feeling really adventurous, blast the color to reveal an extra punch of pattern underneath.
7. Bonobos Italian Unstructured Linen Blazer
This linen jacket is all about versatility. You can order it in three different fits, and it comes in a range of patterns — zigzag, window glass, plaid, and stripes all on offer. Grab them all and you’ll have a jacket for every day of the week.
8. British Ambassador Blazer
A great choice for any time of year, this 100 percent wool sweater from Kelly Slater’s Outerknown offers excellent breathability and warmth, and is designed to resist wrinkles, too.
9. Brooks Brothers Regent Fit Double Breasted Checked Track Coat
If you really want to stand out from the crowd for more formal occasions, opt for a double-breasted jacket. We love this Brooks Brothers linen and wool track jacket: the checkered pattern, tortoiseshell buttons, and lapel top give it an air of distinction.
10. Lululemon New Venture Blazer
The New Venture puts “sport” in a sporty jacket. Made of water-resistant polyester fabric, it is designed for travel and everyday wear. Whether you ride a bike to work or head out for happy hour, it will be a reliable choice in your rotation.
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