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.
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 blazers for men that will act as your ultimate wingman over the summer, winter or whenever you feel like dressing up a bit.
1. Ted Baker London Trevi Slim Fit Wool Blazer
For a classic navy blazer that will never let you down, go for the Ted Baker London Trevi Slim Fit Wool Blazer. The Ted Baker slim cut fits more like an extra slim for a totally modern, handsome, fitted look and the 100% wool blazer even comes with a classy little pocket square already sewn-in. For any kind of semi-formal or professional occasion, this will be one of the best blazers out there. Give it a shot with grey slacks and a crisp white button-down shirt.
2. Nicestuff Natural Performance Knit Stretch Blazer
BEST STRETCHY BLAZER
One need look no further than the onset of yoga pants and joggers to understand that stretchy clothes are the future. That’s why we’d like to introduce you to the Nicestuff Natural Performance Knit Stretch Blazer in navy.
Though Nicestuff is definitely among the new kids on the block, we’ve worn this blazer (and Nicestuff’s stretchy shirts) before and we can tell you Nicestuff makes for a great entrant into the fancy-casual blazer game. On the casual side, the blazer is made from a knitted viscose and elastane fabric, so you can actually, you know, move and stretch and reach without feeling the stiffness or awkward movement of a more traditional blazer. On the fancy side, the cut and fit on this jacket are absolutely supreme, so people will spend less time noticing your “casual” fabric and more time marveling at how great the jacket fits you.
Overall, we think it’s one of the best blazers out there and we’re confident it’ll plant a permanent flag in your closet.
3. J. Crew Ludlow Slim-Fit Blazer in Scottish Wool
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 subtle dark blue-green plaid. Made from 100% wool, it’s a slim fit with chore coat-style pockets for a fancy look without being overly formal.
4. Topman Navy Textured Skinny Suit Jacket With Side Taping
If you can trust any brand for fashion-forward looks, it’s Topman. The Topman Navy Textured Skinny Suit Jacket with Side Taping stands out courtesy of its hyper-cool side taping in red, white and navy blue. It’s pretty skinny, but a bit of elastane gives it some nice stretch. Sure, we wouldn’t wear this jacket in the boardroom or courtroom, but you bet we’d wear it to the bar or dinner afterward. Throw it on with a clean white T-shirt and jeans or Topman’s matching pants for a next-level cool, casual look.
5. 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.
6. Bonobos Jetsetter Italian Stretch Velvet Blazer
BEST FIRST IMPRESSIONS
We’ve dabbled in black and blue velvets before, but never something like the Bonobos Jetsetter Italian Stretch Velvet Blazer. Not only will this jacket go with your flow courtesy of 1% elastane, but you’ll easily stand out in the crowd or make a strong impression on a date thanks to the rich brownish-red, rusty cognac color. Dress it up with a white shirt and black pants or dress it down with a plaid shirt and khakis. Either way, you’ll turn some heads.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Samuel Windsor Summer Blazer – Marlow
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.
11. Bonobos Stretch Cotton Chore Blazer
BEST WITH BLOODY MARYS
The tailored blazer goes relaxed for the weekend. This 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. Pair it with other earth tones and wear it with a sweater for a ready-for-fall look.
12. Uniqlo Kando Jacket
We’re not ashamed to say we love Uniqlo, which is partially why it features three times on this list. What can we say other than Uniqlo makes great casual blazers of all kinds and the Uniqlo Kando Jacket makes for a fantastic casual go-to blazer. Made of 100% polyester, it’s unlined and light, a little stretchy, easy to move in and the beige color will pair well with just about anything. We can’t say for sure, but we think it’s called the Kando Jacket because you can do anything with it.
13. 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 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.
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. Zara Cordura Mobility Suit Jacket
We review a lot of products here at SPY, and we have to say this is the first time we’ve seen the abrasion-resistant Cordura fabric, typically reserved for bags or work pants, in a blazer, with the Zara Cordura Mobility Suit Jacket. The resulting blazer is light, durable and cut to fit thanks to Zara’s European-influenced design. Throw it over a hoody or funky sweater for a classy, casual look.