Blazer Glory

By The Editors
September 25, 2013 9:00 am

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

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.

Richard James Hyde Harris Tweed
Richard James

Your blue blazer, redefined. Buy online.

Flavius Checked Wool BlazerTed Baker

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.

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