The Best Lightweight Spring Blazers for 2022
Look spiffy for spring
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Unlike other spring staples — quality chinos and sweaters abound — finding a blazer that’s appropriate for spring, with all of the weird and unpredictable weather that comes with it, is no easy feat. You want a spring blazer to be casual but not frumpy, lightweight but still substantial. Luckily, many brands have recognized the dilemma consumers faced and are increasingly turning out spring-appropriate blazers that look presentable without veering into black-tie territory.
Below you’ll find ten blazers, some slightly more casual than others, but all with the ability to make you look simultaneously approachable and like the very important man we’re sure you are.
Uniqlo Ultra Light Jacket
Uniqlo might refer to this as just a jacket, but we know a blazer when we see one. Like most of the brand’s goods, this lightweight performance number is uncomplicated and bound to become something you reach for over and over. It’s uncomplicated, inexpensive and a surefire way to elevate your style this spring.
J.Crew Garment Dyed Cotton-Linen Chore Blazer
Sometimes you want a little variety in your wardrobe, and why shouldn’t that extend to your blazers? Contrary to popular belief, not all blue blazers have to be navy. J.Crew’s cotton-linen chore blazer is available in a variety of colors like the expected navy and beige, but we’re partial to this French blue color, which is bold enough to stand out from the rest but isn’t impossible to style.
Orvis Traveler’s Hopsack Blazer
When it comes to spring-appropriate blazers for more formal occasions, any kind made from Hopsack will be a life saver. Not technically a fabric but rather a method of weaving that renders fabric loose, the result is a jacket that’s breathable and thus conducive to warmer temps. In addition to being Hopsack, Orvis’s Traveler’s blazer is a standard, everyday option, complete with their Orvis blazer buttons, for just the right amount of prep.
Lululemon New Venture Blazer
If form and functionality is the name of your game, Lululemon’s technically-inclined blazer is specced out and surprising handsome. With stretch and water-resistant more reminiscent of a travel pant than an unstructured blazer, it’s a unique find that suits those jet-setters, office-spillers and general performance-driven folk.
Alex Mill Alex Blazer in Madras
Another cotton blazer, this time in handsome madras. Alex Mill’s Alex Blazer is made from a breezy lightweight cotton that lends the jacket a more causal feel while remaining intriguing enough — it’s indigo print does the trick nicely — to keep things Parisian meets Nantucket chic.
Paul Smith Linen Patch-Pocket Blazer in Ecru
Handmade in Portugal with 100% natural linen, the Paul Smith Patch-Pocket Blazer crams all the quality we’ve come to expect from the British designer into a swanky little package. Unlined for comfort, it’s still classy enough for any warm-weather soirée.
Banana Republic Herringbone Linen Suit Jacket
Nobody said that your spring suit had to be boring. Fortune favors the bold, and we favor this Miami Pink Banana Republic make for its tailored fit and bold palette.
Bonobos Unconstructed Italian Wool Blazer
Bonobos is known for their suiting, so naturally they would throw their hat into the unstructured blazer game. Granted, theirs is unconstructed, but it’s essentially the same thing and will serve the same purpose.
Wills Stretch Wool Blazer
Don’t let the wool material put you off; Wills Stretch Jacket is as spring as they come, with natural temperature regulating properties and that bit of heft perfect for uncertain seasonal days. Hand-cut and sewn in Portugal, the blazer is a breathable and durable blend of wool, polyester and elastane for the ultimate concoction of comfort, durability and stretch.
Todd Snyder Italian Linen Soft Sutton Suit Jacket in Safari Tan
While you might think linen is a fabric reserved for warmer days, Todd Snyder proves you can seamlessly wear it in spring with the brand’s Italian Linen Suit Jacket in Safari Tan. The natural shoulder creates a relaxed silhouette that’s perfect for casually throwing on with jeans and a t-shirt, and the luxuriously soft fabric that’s just heavy enough to block out any inclement weather.
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