A blazer, much like a white button-down shirt and a pair of dark denim jeans, is a menswear item that is the basis for dozens of outfits. You can find the best blazers for men that fit in with weekend plans and the occasional office appearance. Why? Because the best blazers for men can go with both jeans and trousers. This season’s summer blazers are lightweight and come in a fantastic selection of prints and hues.
Blazer Fit and Comfort
A blazer’s shoulder seams should sit at the edge of your shoulders. Even if you don’t plan to button the blazer, do make sure that you can. Back vents should not spread. If a blazer feels constricting, put it back. Lastly, the sleeve shouldn’t end before your wrist or at your fingertips.
The best blazers for men are styled either Euro fit or Classic fit. Euro, AKA slim fit, is cut to show off the body. The classic, AKA American fit, is cut with a more relaxed silhouette.
Now scroll on through and check out a list of our best blazer’s for men that will act as your ultimate wingman this summer.
1.Vineyard Vines Greenwich End-on-End Blazer
Vineyard Vines creates classic, some call preppy, style with a touch of whimsy and humor. Every year they create Kentucky Derby-themed limited edition clothing for men and women. The Greenwich (shown in Jetty Red) is made from linen with a touch of stretch. This single-breasted unlined blazer has a two-vent back and comes with the brand’s whale pin. It’s one of those summer blazers you’ll find excuses to wear it. Try the blazer with or without the pin with white jeans and a white tee or dress it up with a collared shirt and linen trousers.
2. J. Crew Ludlow Slim-fit Unstructured Blazer
Some plaid blazers conjure up visions of movie bad guys. The best blazers for men, like this one, blows that trope out of the water with its smart tailoring and sophisticated plaid. Made from a cotton/linen blend, it’s a slim fit with double vents in the back. Try it with black trousers and a royal blue shirt.
3. Adidas 424 Blazer
BEST FASHION FORWARD
Trust Adidas to do something different with a blazer. Working with street label 424, the brands have re-imagined the track jacket into one of the coolest and best blazers for men. The three stripes are a nod to Adidas’ heritage.
4. Mizzen+ Main Lavelle Blazer
BEST WAY TO KEEP COOL
A navy blue blazer can be incorporated into anyone’s personal style, so it’s definitely on the list of best blazers for men. Thoughtfully created, this blazer has built-in two-way stretch with cooling technology.
5. TOPMAN Blue Floral Print Skinny Fit Single Breasted Suit Blazer
BEST FIRST IMPRESSIONS
TOPMAN takes on the floral print for summer blazers and makes it rock. The floral print is comprised of light and dark blue shades. The lined single-breasted jacket has slim notched lapels, two interior and three exterior pockets. Try it with dark or white jeans and a graphic T-shirt. Turn it into a suit when you buy the matching skinny trousers.
6. XSuit Corporate Black Jacket
BEST JAMES BOND IMPRESSION
Like the navy blazer, the black blazer is on the best men’s blazers list because it’s another versatile item to have. XSuit’s blazer has a classic silhouette, so you can wear it season after season. XSuit’s black blazer is made for comfort with four-way stretch fabric that’s also stain resistant. Pick up the matching black trousers and wear them together as a suit or mix them with other items you own.
7. EXPRESS Performance Tech Blazer
BEST FOR TRAVEL
Summer blazers can take the place of a lightweight bomber jacket. EXPRESS’ Performance Tech Blazer has a laidback vibe, is wrinkle-resistant (great for travel) and also comes in black.
8. Uniqlo Men Lightweight Seersucker Jacket
Uniqlo is known for minimalist tailoring and deconstructing styles to showcase their core coolness. They’ve taken a summer blazer’s traditional fabric, seersucker, dusted off the fustiness and given it a modern take. The fabric is pre-washed, and the unlined blazer has three pockets. It also comes in solid dark blue.
9. Samuel Windsor Summer Blazer – Marlow $130
BEST TRADITIONAL WITH ATTITUDE
The wide-striped AKA rowing blazer has a varied and colorful (pardon the pun) history. Original rowing blazers were worn by members of boating clubs. Some blazers had contrast piping trim and others sported wide stripes. The rowing blazer was a hot item to own during in 60s Swinging London. Mods wore them, as did members of The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks; in short the big rock bands of the era. A good blazer never goes out of style. Kinda like Samuel Windsor’s Summer Blazer. It’s easy to wear with beige trousers or jeans of any hue.
10. Bonobos Stretch Cotton Chore Blazer
BEST WITH BLOODY MARYS
The tailored blazer goes relaxed for the weekend. Bonobos notched collar jacket has all the ease of summer blazers with a dose of stretch, so you can be as loose as your Sunday plans.
11. Banana Republic Summer Weight Blazer
Yep, beige, like black and navy blazers is a wardrobe staple. The light color is great for sunny days and works with any pastels you have in your closet. Made of a breathable cotton blend, it can be layered over a sweatshirt when the temps are cool.
12. ASOS DESIGN Super Skinny Blazer in Navy Stripe With Gold Buttons
BEST PINSTRIPE ALTERNATIVE
The pinstripe gets updated in this super skinny blazer. Designed to showcase your torso, the cotton summer blazer is lined, has two patch pockets and notched lapels. Give it a rock n’ roll vibe when pairing it with distressed jeans and driving mocs.
13. UNIQLO Men Linen Blended Blazer
BEST UPDATED CLASSIC
The best blazers for men are like chameleons; they can change their vibe per event. Uniqlo’s unconstructed linen blended jacket when worn with a ringer tee and jeans is Friday night ready. When worn with relaxed cut trousers and a polo, you’re ready for a meeting with your mortgage broker.
14. ASOS DESIGN Super Skinny Blazer In Navy Windowpane Check
BEST FOR WORK & PLAY
Certain plaids work best during specific seasons. Windowpane checks or plaids are a wide pattern that’s summer-ready. This navy and white summer blazer has a two-button closure and a single back vent for a light and flowy feel.
15. Rowing Blazers 8X3 DOUBLE BREASTED BLAZER
For those looking for something a bit different, don’t overlook the power of a double-breasted blazer. This classy piece of clothing will set you back a bit, but for quality craftsmanship, it’s worth it. Rowing Blazers (a favorite of ours at SPY), makes this incredible double-breasted blazer in navy with gold buttons for the accents. It’s made of 100% American wool and produced in New York. If you’re looking to set yourself apart from the rest this summer, you can’t go wrong with this classy pick.