10 Unstructured Blazers to Ensure an Effortlessly Stylish Spring

Ah, the unstructured sport coat. A true throwback to a time when an extremely small group of guys used to geek out online over seemingly random tailoring details like the pick stitching on a peak lapel *sighs deeply*. How things have changed. Have they though? “The suit is back,” they say. “Tailoring is in,” I’m told. The difference between the tailoring of today and its stuffier counterparts is that the coolest way to wear it is completely casually. Sound familiar? Not to be that guy, but we’ve definitely been here before. Now, I’m not suggesting a return to the era of peak sprezzatura-induced peacocking is imminent, but it does seem like we’ve got a little bit of a situation on our hands. How to save face?

Hold on, I think I have something here. Why don’t we swap out the slim trousers and sleek dress shoes for big pants and scuffed sneakers and call it a day? Holy shit, are we good? Crisis averted, captain! Thank me later. I feel like I’m Don Draper in that one scene when he shows up to Sterling Cooper completely smacked and basically starts pulling ideas out of his ass mid-meeting (if you haven’t seen any of the show, that might be its best synopsis yet).

The unstructured sport coat is here to stay. And to literally no one’s surprise, the Italians excel at it. Suck it up and give in—just don’t call it a comeback.

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Cotton Linen Jacket

Uniqlo U uniqlo.com

$99.90

The latest Uniqlo U collection is live. What’re you waiting for?

Stretch Chino Unconstructed Fit Sport Coat

Polo Ralph Lauren bloomingdales.com

$198.00

A standout blazer at a bargain price. Wear it to every slightly formal shindig you cop an invite to this spring.  

Unconstructed Italian Wool Blazer

Bonobos bonobos.com

$450.00

If you haven’t given Bonobos a chance yet, this guy is a great entry point to what the brand has to offer, especially when versions of this piece come in fabrics from Vitale Barberis Canonico. 

Washed Plaid Slim Fit Sport Coat

L.B.M. 1911 bloomingdales.com

$454.30

One of the first brands specializing in unstructured tailoring to break big in the States in the #menswear era, L.B.M. 1911 is still here and still making dope shit.

Unstructured Garment-Dyed Cotton-Gabardine Blazer

Aspesi mrporter.com

$475.00

A rare 3-roll-2 silhouette in a fucking fantastic shade of blogger blue. 

Havana Grey Check Jacket

Suitsupply suitsupply.com

$499.00

No conversation on the state of casual tailoring today would be complete without input from the Dutch folks over at Suitsupply. The brand’s Havana style is designed with no shoulder padding at all for a less formal feel. 

Havana Blue Check Jacket

Suitsupply suitsupply.com

$499.00

Suitsupply’s elegant take on casual tailoring, round deux. 

Unstructured Herringbone Virgin Wool-Blend Blazer

Barena mrporter.com

$595.00

Barena has blown up a bit over the last few years, and for good reason. The brand’s signature twist on effortless Italian style is always on-point. 

Unstructured Linen Blazer

Lardini mrporter.com

$660.00

If wearing a mocha-colored Lardini blazer in a lightweight, nubby linen doesn’t make you feel like a baller, I don’t know what will. 

Unstructured Houndstooth Woven Blazer

Boglioli mrporter.com

$1,370.00

Boys, I’m drooling. Boglioli has always been a force to be reckoned with when it comes to casual tailoring, but this is some next level shit. 

Avidan Grossman is the Style eCommerce Editor at Esquire, covering men’s fashion, shoes, grooming, and accessories.

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Source : Esquire