There are several garments that should hang in the wardrobe of every man. A white dress shirt. A pair of jeans. A trusty pair of leather sneakers. But perhaps the most versatile, useful of all essentials is the humble blazer. With applications both casual and formal, you can pair this outerwear staple with jumpers, shirts, polos and all manner of trouser and shoe combinations.
And, as the seasons take a decided turn and the mercury continues in its descent, there has never been a better time to invest in the blazers that will layer you up nicely to face the winter days. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up our favourite blazers on the market right now to see you through the season in style.
Best for double-breasted: Thom Sweeney Slim-Fit Double-Breasted Wool-Hopsack Blazer
Thom Sweeney’s Italian-made blazer is cut from wool-hopsack that has a soft, flexible feel. The double vent ensures ease of movement and prevents bunching or creases when you sit, while the partial satin lining means it’ll layer comfortably over a collared shirt or light knit.
Thom Sweeney Slim-Fit Double-Breasted Wool-Hopsack Blazer
Best for corduroy: Polo Ralph Lauren Sand Cotton-Corduroy Blazer
Polo Ralph Lauren tailors its blazers with close attention to detail, ensuring fit and hand-feel are always on point. Made from soft cotton-corduroy, this half-canvassed style has hand-sewn natural shoulders and lapels and a striped grosgrain mulberry silk under-collar.
Polo Ralph Lauren Sand Cotton-Corduroy Blazer
Best for burgundy: Brunello Cucinelli Burgundy Unstructured Cashmere Blazer
Precision-tailored in the hamlet of Solomeo, Italy, Brunello Cucinelli’s blazer is made from pure cashmere and just butterfly-lined for lightness. It’s cut with classic notch lapels that can be closed into a stand collar for added coverage when you need it, or for an alternative styling option.
Brunello Cucinelli Burgundy Unstructured Cashmere Blazer
Best for a wool-blend: Mr P. Herringbone Mélange Cotton And Wool-Blend Blazer
The pieces in the Mr P. collections are designed to stay in your wardrobe for years to come, offering adaptable styles that work for a variety of occasions. This unstructured blazer is made from a substantial wool and cotton-blend woven with a classic herringbone pattern. It’s tailored with notch lapels and has a floating canvas construction, so it’ll mould to your frame with wear.
Mr P. Grey Unstructured Herringbone Mélange Cotton And Wool-Blend Blazer
Best for the country: Man 1924 Kennedy Slim-Fit Puppytooth Silk And Wool-Blend Blazer
Carlos Castillo took over Man 1924 from his grandfather in ’89, but the label stays true to its traditional roots with meticulous tailoring and craftsmanship. Expertly cut from houndstooth silk and wool-blend, this ‘Kennedy’ blazer has classic notch lapels and a double vent, so the slim fit doesn’t feel restrictive.
Man 1924 Green Kennedy Slim-Fit Unstructured Puppytooth Silk And Wool-Blend Blazer
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