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.
Taylor Stitch Telegraph Blazer
If there’s one blazer — and one brand — that we can get behind when it comes to crafting a blazer for true four-season wear, it would of course have to be Taylor Stitch. The Everyday Blazer from their Telegraph collection does a darn fine job of living up to its name, featuring comfortable, well-tailored construction, casual patch pockets and a year-round suiting wool construction.
This is the blazer you can wear with charcoal chinos and black Chelsea boots — plus a white Oxford — to nail your next business pitch, and you can certainly wear it more casually (think white leather sneakers, tan chinos and a grey slub tee). The lightweight chambray-lined back allows for easy wearability even when it gets hot — who can argue with that blend of design and style? – 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
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
J.Crew Ludlow Slim-fit Unstructured Blazer
Among brands that have defined the blazer for the modern man, particularly in America, there’s one that rises above the pack — J. Crew. The brand’s Ludlow fit, featuring slim lapels and a slim-yet-mobile cut through the chest and shoulders, is still a leader for good reason — it makes nearly every guy look great. And in neutral Navy with a lack of rigid structure, this latest edition of the Ludlow is a surefire winner in every way.
Refined wool from the American Woolen Company bolsters the quality and styling potential of this exceptional blazer, which we think would look great with a white Oxford, slim tan chinos and brown leather wingtips for transitional fall style. – Shop Now
Grayers Eastvale 3 Button Blazer
The more you start to dive into a brand, the more you realize what makes that brand great — in this instance, it’s the fabric and the attention to detail that sets Grayers apart from the pack. That approach even carries over to the brand’s Eastvale Blazer, a classically designed jacket that would fit right in atop a Grayers Oxford and perhaps the brand’s venerable Newport Chinos.
The specs of the Eastvale Blazer are exactly what you want in a versatile blazer, from the pindot cotton fabric to the more laidback three-button construction. Long story short: Wear this atop a white slub tee with your favorite pair of olive chinos and trusty tan suede chukkas for perfect office style. – Shop Now
Taylor Stitch Gibson Jacket
If you couldn’t tell, we’re big fans of Taylor Stitch for a reason, and versatile, heritage-inspired offerings like the excellent Gibson Jacket are a big, big part of that equation. Playing off the design of military jackets, you can wear the Gibson Jacket like a traditional blazer (blue Oxford, British Khaki chinos, brown leather chukka boots) or a bit more like an overcoat (think a chambray shirt and a thermal henley, collar flipped up).
It’s two jackets for the price of one, but even if you just look at the Gibson Jacket as a blazer, it stands up to the test in terms of style and functionality. In short, it’s a jacket you need to pre-fund as quickly as you can. – 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 Sea Glass Blazer
Tommy Bahama has nailed casual vacation style to a tee, yet did you know they can also make quite the blazer when it comes down to it? That’s the case with the Sea Glass Blazer, made from surprisingly rugged cotton twill featuring a soft finish and just the right amount of fading.
With a classic cut that’s certainly not too tight, the Sea Glass Blazer is a natural pairing with light stone chinos and a floral shirt, plus leather loafers — that’s beachfront style at its finest. The Sea Glass Blazer also makes for an easy travel jacket, thanks to the comfortable stretch fabric. – Shop Now
Boss Trim Fit Travel Blazer
It’s interesting to note the ongoing rise in blazers that can do more than one thing — tailored jackets that look as sharp on the road as they do in the boardroom. Yet, that’s certainly what the designers of the Boss Trim Fit Travel Blazer had in mind when they set out to craft this versatile piece. Done up in a dressy Dark Navy that wouldn’t look out of place alongside dark grey chinos or charcoal wool herringbone trousers this fall, the Boss Trim Fit Travel Blazer combines a premium price point with high-quality, wrinkle-resistant Italian wool — in short, all the specs you need are covered here. – 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
Scotch & Soda Stretch Denim Blazer
It only makes sense that a brand known for its comfortable stretch denim would use that same insight and knowledge to craft a stylish, pleasingly rugged-yet-refined denim blazer. With all of the trappings of your classic blazer — from the notch lapels to the two-button front — this rich indigo blazer is just slightly edgy enough to wear with black jeans, a black T-shirt and white high-top sneakers to your casual office.
Heck, it would look particularly great with light wash Scotch & Soda indigo jeans and those same white high-top sneakers. A blazer that’s as cool as a leather jacket? Yep, this one works out nicely. – Shop Now
Frank and Oak Wool-Blend Ottoman-Knit Blazer
It might seem hard to find, but there’s certainly a blazer out there that’s as comfortable as your favorite sweatshirt — for our money’s worth, we think it’s the Wool-Blend Ottoman-Knit Blazer from our neighbors to the north at Frank and Oak.
With casual patch pockets and a fit that’s not too tight nor too baggy, this knit blazer is a ready pairing with broken-in dark denim and leather high-top sneakers, alongside your favorite cotton slub henley. It’s refreshing to see a blazer that blends both comfort and style, but this is certainly one. The multi-stretch wool and lack of a back vent further cement the casual vibes we’re getting from this essential blazer. – 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
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
Abercrombie & Fitch Garment Dye Blazer
Abercrombie & Fitch continues to climb the ranks of the brands we love, owing to the fact that the once iconic outdoor and heritage retailer has gone back to its roots, channeling rugged appeal into everyday basics that guys know and love.
Take the Garment-Dye Blazer — a touch dressier than gear that A&F used to sling back when it dominated the mall scene, the Garment-Dye Blazer is pleasingly rugged and yet easygoing, fit for wearing this fall atop a slub cotton henley and tan chinos, plus beat-up leather boots. It’s a new A&F staple that you can wear through all four seasons — with a T-shirt and linen pants in the summer, and atop a grey crewneck sweater and dark blue denim come winter. Unexpected and stylish — just the way we like it from A&F. – 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
Kenneth Cole Tech Mesh Blazer
Known for moody, atmospheric styles and sleek tailoring, Kenneth Cole has done the best to amplify both of those trends in a way that works for the modern man on the go. Take the Tech Mesh Blazer, a functional piece of tailoring made for just about anything your commute wants to throw at you.
It’s unlined and made from mesh for breathability in the heat, the perfect way to take on a sweltering day in the city. The slim design makes it easy to wear over everything from an indigo T-shirt and tan chinos to a more crisp white Oxford and the suit’s matching grey pants. Either way, you’re getting lightweight, versatile summer style. – Shop Now