A blazer, much like a white button-down shirt and a pair of dark 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.
But how do you know the best blazer for you? Normally, we’d suggest going into a store or consulting a tailor, but as things are mostly closed across the country, shopping online is your best bet these days. But, fear not! We here at SPY know a thing or two about blazers. So before we list our favorite men’s blazers, we’ll walk you through what proper fit looks like in the section below.
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. It’s the perfect pick for cold weather, too.
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Ted Baker London Trevi Slim Fit Wool Blazer
2. Nicestuff Natural Performance Knit Stretch Blazer
BEST STRETCHY BLAZER
You only need to step outside your house and see the ubiquitous yoga pants and joggers trend to understand that stretchy clothes are the future. That’s why we’re big fans of the Nicestuff Natural Performance Knit Stretch Blazer. Though Nicestuff is definitely new to the scene, we’ve worn this blazer (and Nicestuff’s stretchy shirts) before and can tell you that Nicestuff makes one of the best blazers we’ve worn in a long time. For casual wear, the blazer is made from a knitted viscose and elastane fabric that lets you move and stretch without feeling the stiffness of a traditional blazer. For formal occasions, 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 believe it’s one of the best blazers for sale online and we’re confident it will plant a permanent flag in your closet. Wear it with a t-shirt for an elevated casual look, or pair it with Nicestuff dress shirts for all-day comfort at formal events.
Nicestuff Natural Performance Knit Stretch Blazer
3. 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 a built-in two-way stretch with cooling technology, just in case you typically get a little sweaty when you’re wearing a blazer.
Mizzen+ Main Lavelle Blazer
4. Rowing Blazers All-American Navy Hopsack Blazer with “Swelled Seam” Topstitch
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 3-roll-2 silhouette blazer in navy with gold buttons for the accents. It’s made to be totally lightweight and is produced in New York. If you’re looking to set yourself apart from all the other dudes in suits at your next formal event, you can’t go wrong with this classy pick.
5. 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. Best part of all? This jacket that’s typically priced at $500 is only $198 right now. So, you better act fast.
Bonobos Jetsetter Italian Stretch Velvet Blazer
6. J.Crew Ludlow Slim-Fit Suit Jacket in Japanese Wool-Silk Blend
J.Crew changed the suit game when they introduced the Ludlow in 2008, and by the looks of this baby, we’re not surprised as to why. It’s made with luxurious fabrics you’d find in high-end fashion picks, you can snag this guy directly from J.Crew. It has a classic two-button closure for when you’re standing and looks effortlessly cool on most silhouettes. You better try this one out for yourself.
J.Crew Ludlow Slim-Fit Suit Jacket in Japanese Wool-Silk Blend
7. Topman Blue Skinny Fit Single Breasted Suit Blazer with Notch Lapels
If you’re looking for a great price and color combination, you’ve found it. This skinny-fit blue blazer from Topman is all you need to stand out from the crowd and keep your bank account out of the negatives. It is single-breasted and has two internal pockets for some extra safekeeping. It’s on sale right now, so you better act fast.
Topman Blue Skinny Fit Single Breasted Suit Blazer with Notch Lapels
8. 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.
XSuit Corporate Black Jacket
9. EXPRESS Performance Tech Blazer
BEST FOR TRAVEL
At times, a blazer can take the place of a lightweight bomber jacket. EXPRESS’ Performance Tech Blazer has a laidback vibe, is wrinkle-resistant (making it great for travel) and also comes in black. It’s tremendously casual, so we don’t really suggest you wear this to your sister’s wedding, but it will look pretty dapper if you need to dress up a little bit on your socially-distanced travels.
EXPRESS Performance Tech Blazer
10. 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.
Uniqlo Men Lightweight Seersucker Jacket
11. Samuel Windsor Summer Blazer – Marlow
BEST TRADITIONAL WITH ATTITUDE
The wide-striped AKA rowing blazer has a varied and colorful 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, kind of like Samuel Windsor’s Summer Blazer. It’s easy to wear with beige trousers or jeans of any hue.
Samuel Windsor Summer Blazer – Marlow
12. 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-winter look.
Bonobos Stretch Cotton Chore Blazer
13. 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.
Uniqlo Kando Jacket
14. 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.
ASOS Design Super Skinny Blazer In Navy Stripe With Gold Buttons
15. Rowing Blazers Patchwork Tweed Jacket
Meeting somewhere in the middle of grandpa’s closet and Paris Fashion Week is this patchwork jacket from Rowing Blazers. It has an eye-catching look to it that feels somewhat dated yet totally in style. You know, kind of like that vintage, thrifted look everybody’s into right now. The jacket has three patch pockets and uses true wool tweed. To top it off and make it feel extra fancy, it’s hand-tailored in Portugal, so this baby’s imported.
Rowing Blazers Patchwork Tweed Jacket
16. 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 is Friday-night ready when worn with a graphic tee and jeans. When worn with relaxed cut trousers and a polo, you’re ready for a meeting with your mortgage broker.
Uniqlo Men Linen Blended Blazer
17. ASOS DESIGN Super Skinny Blazer In Navy Windowpane Check
BEST FOR WORK AND 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.
ASOS Design Super Skinny Blazer in Windowpane Check
18. 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. 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.