Are you the type of guy who hangs your blazers and sport coats separately in your meticulously organized closet as a small measure of rebellion against the prospect that you could wear them interchangeably—and it would be absolutely fine? Do you like arguing with people about this in comment threads on StyleForum? Wow. You must be fun at parties.
The taxonomy need not be so carved out in 2022. The term “blazer” has come to cover pretty much anything that has sleeves and lapels, goes over your shirt, and isn’t expressly worn with matching trousers (that’s a suit jacket). And all due apologies to the etymologists out there, but the same can largely be said of “sport coat”. What I’m saying is: don’t worry about the terminology so much. Instead, focus on how you’re going to wear the thing (not with matching pants).
Still, since we’re talking about blazers, an of a navy blue jacket with patch pockets and brass buttons is probably looming in your mind. Allow us to paint it black. Yep. Once the purview of skinny rocker types and funeral directors, the black blazer has come roaring back to life recently for, well…everyone. Think about it: Black is universally flattering. It goes with everything. It can be dressed up or down with ease. Sounds like something you should have in that meticulously organized closet, right? Right. That’s why we’ve pulled together 15 of the best black blazers out there right now. Take your pick. You can’t go wrong.
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Woven Sport Coat
An easy blazer with an even easier price. Wear it with jeans, chinos, or even high-waisted trousers to look the part without trying too hard.
Stretch Twill Blazer
A little stretch, a modern cut, and a cotton fabrication mean this is the sort of jacket that can pair with any of your more dressed-down essentials—especially if you like your fits on the slim side.
River Island Relaxed Blazer
The biggest flex in tailoring right now? Not going too tight. Ease up with this relaxed blazer from River Island.
Slim Fit Stretch Blazer
Meet your new go-to blazer. Make it work friendly with a crisp white dress shirt and gray trousers, or take it out on the town by swapping in a white tee (keep the trousers).
Italian Wool Hopsack Blazer
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Everyone needs a staple blazer in a great fabric. This one, cut from goes-with-everything Italian hopsack wool, fits the bill perfectly.
Unconstructed Italian Wool Blazer
For the warmer days ahead, and for those who run hot, Bonobos’ lightly lined, unstructured jacket is breathable but still sharp. Plus it’s really damn comfortable.
Ludlow Slim-Fit Suit Jacket
Generally, wearing a suit jacket as a blazer (that is, without the matching pants) is a bad move. The exception to that rule is a J.Crew jacket; the brand has been cutting its suit separates so they can live on their own for years now.
Single-Button Double-Breasted Blazer
With only one visible button to fasten things, Simon Porte Jacquemus uses asymmetry to bring a distinctly modern vibe to the DB blazer.
Hanry Stretch Blazer
Hugo Boss built a big business on no-nonsense tailoring like this sleek, stretch blazer. Is it any wonder the brand is still doing it to this day?
Basics Pleated Blazer
Out with your old preppy jacket and in with Issey Miyake’s iconic garment pleating, which makes a notch-lapel blazer light and wrinkle-proof—not to mention fashion-forward but unpretentious. Think of it as the perfect off-duty blazer.
Gents Unstructured Blazer
Like Larry David would say if he spotted you in this on a flight in this wrinkly-resistant jacket: “Prett-ay, prett-ay, prett-ay good.”
Classic Fit Wool Blazer
At a certain point, it makes sense to invest in a high-end blazer that delivers everything top-notch tailoring should. This one from Canali has the shape, the drape, and the fabric that’ll keep it in your rotation for years to come.
Meteor Padded Blazer
It’s covered with conspicuous cut-out holes, yet lightly padded. It’s called “meteor,” presumably because this is what a blazer would look like after being hit by one. This is high camp, expertly executed. But will it keep you warm or cold?
The Suit Jacket
Fear of God’s Jerry Lorenzo designs the kind of clothing that transcends boundaries. This jacket, for instance, is part of a suit—and looks damn good with the matching trousers. But thanks to the boxy cut, patch pockets, and two-button, double-breasted configuration, it can absolutely stand on its own as a blazer. A win-win.
Stretch Solid Velvet Blazer
Giorgio Armani is the master of understated elegance, and this jacket—sharply tailored from black velvet and practically begging to be taken to a black-tie affair—is a perfect example of that mastery.
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Source : Esquire