This very well might be the most important item in your closet. If you don’t already own a well-fitting sports jacket, you might want to schedule it as the first thing you buy this spring. Play it right and you’ll look as sharp as well as dapper. It can be the key to a more stylish spring.
You can wear it every day, no kidding. You can dress it up, but it’s meant to be played in. It doesn’t need an occasion, and it doesn’t need to match anything. It just needs to be worn..
There’s obviously a difference between a blazer and a sports jacket. Blazers are more prep. Why? The fact that there were mostly for school uniforms. Sport jackets obviously for sport: hunting & fishing. Recommended is one sports jacket, whether it’s cotton, tweed, wool, or linen; lined or unlined; brown, black, khaki, or plaid. Oh yes plaid, so venture through your pop’s pops closet then update the fit with tapered sides and a shorter length, preferably just below your pants pockets.
The sport jacket is versatile. Jeans, khaki, chino doesn’t matter. A plaid shirt, purple sweater, anything from khakis to jeans, it all works. Not sure, do what I do – lay the outfit on your bed from shoulder to feet take a step back and take a few glances. Keep it prep with v-neck, loafers & plaid or modern with slacks and oxfords.
Oh and accessories are a must so match up a pocket square & brass or mirrored buttons. Hopefully this enlightened you a little and below I have a few options. Pick up at least one (but more is ok as well) and step from the business meeting straight to after hours!