What the well-dressed man will be wearing this season. This is your Essential Fall Style Guide, Part One: in which we recommend The Blazer.
Do not underestimate your blazer.
Sure, some guys use it as a fallback, a jacket that fits nicely with everything without impressing anybody.
But throw in some tweed and the blazer begins to belie its heritage: it becomes rough, unfinished, great for pairing with patterns. Tweed gives your fall blazer texture, literally and figuratively.
The ones we’ve got our eye on:
Billy Reid Heirloom
Billy Reid may be a “son of the South,” but his Heirloom blazer suggests a more worldly influence: made in the U.S., sourced from Italian wool and English in demeanor, this herringbone wool-tweed jacket brings a touch of class to your denim or chinos. Buy online.
GANT by Michael Bastian
“Familiar, but a bit better” is how Michael Bastian describes his Barleycorn blazer, featuring a narrower cut in the chest and sleeves. Its nicely contrasting elbow patches hint at tweed’s more rough-hewn past. Wear this fitted, not loose. Buy online.
Flavius Checked Wool Blazer
Tweed has always had its exponents: hunters, academics, mods, hipsters. For the gentleman: the UK menswear pros Ted Baker weave a check-wool pattern and knitted collar into their tweed blazer, topped by a built-in pocket square. Buy online.