23 Blazers That Minimize Your Chances of Having a Bad Outfit Day

We’re going to let you in a little secret: The best casual blazers for men are a transitional weather panacea, a soothing cure-all for that telltale end-of-season malaise. Because at the beginning of September, who among us hasn’t peered into a closet stuffed with warm weather clothing and bemoaned the lack of anything exciting to wear?

Well-dressed citizens of the Internet, we hear your cry! Now is the perfect time to build out your blazer rotation, and if your fall wardrobe needs refreshing this is exactly where to start. (A brief point of very #menswear-y clarification: Blazers, once traditionally distinguished by their navy color and gold-tone buttons, are now effectively synonymous with sport coats, a standalone alternative to the suit jacket expressly designed for more casual wear. Unless you’re a real stickler—or the type of poor bastard who had to “dress up” for dinner as a kid—feel free to ignore the distinction entirely.)

The right way to wear a blazer in 2021? All of ’em. In other words, treat your blazers just like any other piece of outerwear in your rotation, albeit one that’ll transform your most casual fits into a righteous fashion week flex. You don’t need to pair one with a dress shirt or the typical trappings of business casual attire—heck, you definitely shouldn’t.

Instead, wear a single-breasted cotton blazer with fraying chinos and chunky loafers as soon as the temperature dips below 70. Then when fall really hits, make like Frank Jackson and pair a hearty double-breasted wool blazer with faded jeans and a half-tucked long-sleeve T-shirt. (Best to avoid tuxedo jackets for now, unless you’re fresh off a recent elopement. In which case: do you, and mazel tov!) To help you on your journey, we hunted down an unbeatable selection of the best casual blazers for men on the market. Which means the answer to all your not-quite-summer-not-quite-fall styling FAQs is suddenly here, in one convenient place. Have at it.


The Classic Pick

Stay in the menswear game long enough and you learn a few things. Primary among ’em: Sid Mashburn will never steer you wrong.

Sid Mashburn “Kincaid” No. 2 jacket

$995

Sid Mashburn

The Not-So-Classic Pick

For the country club set, if your country club is pied-à-terre in Paris.

Husbands navy blue double-breasted twill blazer

$1,090

Husbands

The Budget Pick

A criminally affordable wool-blend blazer in a very fall-ready plaid? Sweet, sweet Ludlow, we hardly recognized thee!

J.Crew “Ludlow” slim-fit patch pocket blazer

$398

J.Crew

The [Gesticulates in Italian] Pick

Silky smooth.

Boglioli houndstooth K-Jacket (was $1350, now 40% off)

$1,350$810

Boglioli

The Professorial Pick

Tell me you’re working towards a PhD in Classics without telling me you’re working towards a PhD in Classics.

Alex Mill rugged corduroy blazer

$175

Alex Mill

The Drop Day Pick

No surprise the Chanel of Streetwear cuts a mean suit.

Stüssy Loro Piana wool blend sport coat

$485

Stüssy

The Industry Insider Pick

It’s everday, Do.

Peter Do everyday blazer

$2,000

SSENSE

The Royal-Approved Pick

More than fit for the man himself.

Drake’s prince of wales double-breasted tailored jacket

$1,795

Drake’s

Plus More 15 Blazers We Love

Todd Snyder Italian wool “Madison” jacket

A timeless all-American silhouette updated with fabric from the finest Italian mills.

$548

Todd Snyder

Beams Plus paisley patchwork print wool sport coat

Honey, save the kids! Your grandmother’s drapes just came to life and transmogrified into an absolutely filthy jacket.

$490

Nordstrom

Fear of God double-breasted peak-lapel blazer

We’ve said it once (or twice) and we’ll say it again: No one’s cutting a blazer just like Jerry Lorenzo right now.
$1,950

Farfetch

Needles 2B jacket (was $448, now 50% off)

Warning: You’re about to thoroughly upstage anyone, anywhere you go.

$448$224

Nepenthes

Blue Blue Japan unstructured panelled indigo-dyed linen blazer

Denimheads, unite! And then send us pictures of this bad boy as it breaks in.

$690

Mr Porter

RRL indigo plaid woven sport coat (was $690, now 50% off)

Like your favorite madras shirt, only infinitely more, ahem, suited to formal occasions.

$690$344

Ralph Lauren

Reiss “Escapade” wool double-breasted blazer

Got a well-stocked closet stuffed with navy and grays? Give brown a go. Live a little!

$845$338

Reiss

Suitsupply Havana jacket

The color might nod to the Emerald Isle, but the fabric is pure Italy.

$399

Suitsupply

Noah oversized double-breasted sport coat

If a downtown NYC streetwear stalwart isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think “donegal tweed” your thought process needs a little rewiring.

Dopiaa “Aabenzio” blazer (was $840, now 30% off)

$840$585

Dopiaa

Post Imperial Ikoyi tie-dye stripe cotton blazer

​Regatta style, the Post Imperial way.

$470

Matchesfashion

Palmes “Blaze” sports coat

Come for the old-school woolly check pattern, stay for the decidedly new-school interior label.

$600

Palmes

Jan-Jan Van Essche linen #9 blazer

Your coziest cardigan, now in blazer form.

$1,300

SSENSE

Nanushka “Gael” blazer

​Brown crepe(s): good to eat, even better to wear.

$875

Nanushka

Samuelsohn mouline windowpane sport coat

You could say you’re…window shopping. (Sorry.)

$795

Nordstrom

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