The humble blazer is surely one of the jackets every guy should have in his wardrobe — to say the very least. The best blazers combine aspects that are essential in most pieces of menswear nowadays, from versatile fabric to an excellent fit and quality materials. That’s the case with our favorite picks below, which can be fine-tuned and styled just about any way you please for the fall season ahead (and several seasons beyond that).
Whether your weapon of choice is a classic navy blazer in year-round wool or a lightweight blazer in a bright color made from sustainable materials, there’s a blazer on this list for you. Men’s blazers should be worn however you feel like — but mostly with classic, everyday staples like a white Oxford, tan chinos and brown leather brogues. Heck, the right blazer can — and should — be layered over a slub T-shirt and worn with your favorite pair of dark denim, plus canvas high-top sneakers.
That’s the sort of versatility you’re getting when you invest in the best. All we know is this: When you start with a great blazer, the styling potential is nearly limitless — trust us, you’ll start to believe it when it works for you.
Outerknown Ambassador Blazer
The best blazers for men blend both casual elements and standout versatility — that’s what the Outerknown Ambassador Blazer does so well, at least. Founded in part by surfing legend Kelly Slater, Outerknown makes clothes a better way than its competitors, fueled by sustainability and uniquely wearable style (perhaps best found in its lightweight T-shirts and perfectly cut Oxfords, but also in pieces like this one).
It’s an investment at $245, but one that’s going to pay off — the Bright Navy color goes with everything from grey chinos to olive denim, while the use of midweight wool and the lack of inner lining keeps this thing mobile and sleek. – Shop Now
Bonobos Foundation Italian Wool Blazer
We’ve been impressed over the past several years with Bonobos and how the brand has expanded its focus beyond the best men’s chinos toward reliable outerwear, fashion-forward sweaters and yes, now the best men’s blazer (or one of them) via the Foundation Italian Wool Blazer. Made from 100 percent Italian wool, it’s as classic and sharp as can be, and looks great with tailored wool trousers this winter. – Shop Now
Grayers Hutton Wool Sport Coat
The best men’s blazers combine versatile style with easy wearability — yes, a blazer can be laidback and even fun to wear, especially when it’s made in an unstructured cut using using a full chambray lining and a wool exterior. That’s what the Hutton Wool Sport Coat brings to the table, and it’s assuredly one of the best blazers for men — it all starts with the top-notch fabric and construction that the brand uses. That makes it easy to wear with all manner of menswear essentials, including a crisp Oxford shirt and tailored tan chinos, plus your favorite leather boots. – Shop Now
North & Mark Union Blazer
It makes sense that the best purveyors of some of the best blazers for men might be brands that specialize in outerwear first and foremost. Perhaps that’s what makes the Union Blazer so stylish, essential and necessary in upgrading your wardrobe — it’s got that rare combination of functionality and classic style that stylish guys (like you!) tend to crave.
We like the surprisingly bright Navy option seen here, the perfect pairing alongside some tobacco chinos and beat-up leather boots this fall for that elusive blend of high-low style. Add in the fact that this blazer is lined in comfortable jersey and made from water and stain-repellent fabric, and you’re looking at a winning combination, to say the least. – Shop Now
Orvis Wool Travel Blazer
Although you likely know Orvis for its rugged outdoor-minded gear and field-ready apparel and outerwear, the heritage brand can also churn out pieces that work for the office or for travel (even if you prefer the outdoors). The versatility of the Orvis Wool Travel Blazer starts with the gabardine wool weave, which resists wrinkles — you can wear it for travel and once you get to your destination, with no change of outfit needed. The two-button styling is classic and wears well with anything (even a slub tee and chinos, plus chukka boots). – Shop Now
Todd Snyder Black Label Sutton Sport Coat
Turn to a newly classic American designer to put an individual, unique and strong take on the blazer up for your consideration. The premium Black Label Sutton Sport Coat from lauded American designer Todd Snyder is the sort of blazer purchase that just … makes sense. Investment-worthy? Yes. High-quality? Yes, that as well.
Wearable with everything from dark denim and suede chukka boots to a slub tee and olive chinos? Sure thing. We love the use of Italian knit wool and a soft silhouette, easy for dressing up some of the designer’s more rugged pieces (like perfectly faded, Los Angeles-made denim and a heather grey Champion crewneck sweater). – Shop Now
Bonobos Jetsetter Stretch Italian Wool Blazer
We always recommend that you accentuate your favorite Bonobos gear — like the brand’s lauded chinos — with equally versatile, well-made picks from the rest of the E-commerce giant’s retail line. In this instance, we’re specifically calling out the Jetsetter Stretch Italian Wool Blazer, perhaps the perfect blazer for travel this fall (and beyond, of course).
Made with premium fabric in the exacting fit for which Bonobos is known, this cotton-wool blazer is a far cry from the slouchy sweatpants others might be wearing on your next flight — that’s why we’re all for it. Pair it with a white slub tee, tan chinos and brown suede Chelsea boots for easygoing-yet-sharp travel style in advance of your next fall weekend getaway. – Shop Now
J.Crew Ludlow Legacy Blazer in American Wool
It’s fitting that J. Crew has coined its latest Ludlow blazer the Legacy Blazer, because the brand has built quite the legacy for modern men when it comes to stylish, essential suiting and tailoring. The Ludlow Suit revolutionized the way guys dress, complete with a slimmer fit and a wide range of fabric options, and the Legacy Blazer carries on that lineage quite handsomely, complete with gold buttons and topstitching. These are all more casual touches that call back to a versatile, classic blazer for the modern man. – Shop Now
Brooks Brothers Regent Fit Two-Button 1818 Blazer
Surely, you know Brooks Brothers for the brand’s classic Oxford shirting and timeless chinos, but what about the brand’s blazers? Well, that’s likely on your wish list too, right? And when it comes to the best men’s blazers, you can rest assured that the Regent Two-Button 1818 Blazer fits the bill quite nicely — if ever there was such a thing as a heritage-quality blazer, this would be it. From the gold buttons to the navy wool to the classic fit, this is an easy purchase when it comes time to upgrade your blazer game. – Shop Now
Wallace & Barnes Chore Blazer
For the gentleman who favors rugged style over something more refined, fear not — there’s absolutely still a blazer for you out there. It’s all the more helpful that it comes from J. Crew, trusted makers of style icons aplenty — including the workwear-inspired Wallace & Barnes line. The Chore Blazer blends the best of the field with the best of the city, merging functional cuff buttons with patch pockets for even more casual appeal.
The cotton fabrication lends it more of an overcoat vibe — feel free to layer this over a grey slub tee and an indigo denim shirt for chilly fall days at the office. It’ll also work nicely over a thermal henley with your favorite pair of dark blue denim and rugged brown leather wingtip boots — you’re ready for a fall brewery visit or a whiskey tasting … or just your next day at the office. – Shop Now
Tommy Bahama Mahalo Bay IslandZone Blazer
Tommy Bahama is certainly well-known for its laidback and breezy Hawaiian shirts and cool-as-can-be chinos and shorts, but let’s consider the brand in this list of the best men’s blazers, shall we? The Mahalo Bay IslandZone Blazer is a fitting jacket for your next vacation or winter getaway, and it’ll help you polish up with ease after a day at the beach. Made from a linen-poly blend and lined with a tropical print, it’s as sharp as you can get when it comes to warm-weather style. – Shop Now
Apolis Indigo Wool Blazer
We’ve long admired Apolis for the way the brand blends a socially conscious mission with stylish and sustainable gear, from the always-sturdy Apolis Market Bags to the handsome Indigo Wool Blazer seen here. Made from unique indigo wool that’s going to break in over time the more you wear, this blazer is more than just your average off-the-rack item.
It’s a jacket with character, featuring rich quality and the type of design that pairs nicely with everything from a light blue vintage wash chambray shirt and dark denim to a perfectly tailored white Oxford (ideally from Apolis) and brown leather brogues. – Shop Now
Relwen Trap Blazer
Looking for a blazer that curiously blends the spirit of military heritage with the dependable style you need when it comes to one of the best men’s blazers? That combination might seem unique at first, but it’s a balance that Relwen has always struck nicely. The Trap Blazer is no different, with the look and feel of a classic sporting jacket and the versatility to function as a travel blazer or an office jacket. We love the Dark Brown Herringbone color specifically. – Shop Now
Ted Baker London CRAIGG Blazer
There are traditional navy and khaki blazers, or pieces like tan herringbone, but what if you want to go a step further in terms of the pattern and design of your blazer? In that case, there’s the London CRAIGG Blazer from Ted Baker, all done up in an engaging Geo design for maximum wearability and style. It’ll stand out nicely whether you wear it casually with a white slub tee and faded denim, or else with a crisp white Oxford shirt and tan chinos. – Shop Now
Ralph Lauren Polo Doeskin Knit Blazer
Closing out the list — last, but certainly not least, as it were — is Ralph Lauren, purveyors of all-American style for decades on end now. It’s the epitome of a perfect blazer, the classic ideal updated in a modern cut with tapered sleeves and high armholes for a clean look and maximum versatility no matter what the situation calls for.
It’ll set you back nearly a grand, but that’s a small price to pay for a blazer that could feasibly last a lifetime. Made in a northern Italy mill that’s been around for more than a century, we’d wager you’re going to have this blazer for decades. – Shop Now
Tommy Hilfiger Stretch Wool Extra Slim Fit Blazer
Tommy Hilfiger hits the nail on the head when it comes to the right mix of preppy and modern style, something that’s crucial when shopping for the best men’s blazers. And if you only want to buy one, you might as well make it this Stretch Wool Extra Slim Fit Blazer — the Midnight Blue color is sharp and versatile, the tailored fit is on-point, and the styling potential is limitless. – Shop Now
Buck Mason Quilted Commuter Jacket
When you happen to find a blazer that makes all manner of stylish menswear, you tend to keep going back — such is the case with Buck Mason and the brand’s Quilted Commuter Jacket. It’s got the technical savvy and easy wearability of your favorite jacket jacket, thanks to the quilted construction and durable, design, yet it also blends the distinct style of a modern blazer.
With three buttons and the use of warm-yet-lightweight fill, it’s the perfect two-for-one jacket, made to wear over everything from a chambray shirt to an indigo henley — just add slim dark denim and brown leather brogues for versatile high-low style that works on the road or in the office. When’s the last time you had a blazer that could do that? – Shop Now
Old Navy Flex Blazer
Color us surprised and impressed with the work being done by Old Navy season after season when it comes to delivering on affordable menswear (and in the case of the Flex Blazer, one of the best men’s blazers). In Navy Blue or Heather Gray, there’s little that this blazer can’t do, with a fitted cut and the ability to be worn with your favorite denim and a white Oxford or a chambray shirt and tan chinos. – Shop Now