The Most Versatile Blazers of 2022
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A casual blazer is one of those wardrobe heavy-hitters that all guys should have on standy. It’s easy to throw on, instantly elevates any outfit, and doesn’t go out of style. But choosing the right casual blazer for your specific lifestyle is no small feat. Do you need something for the weekend, or for events? Do you want something for summer nights, or evenings by the fire at your in-laws’?
Looking for something easy to throw on to instantly upgrade your outfit? We’ve got you covered. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best casual blazers for men that won’t break your budget but promise to add a dose of sophistication to any outfit (even a t-shirt and jeans!).
Whether you’re looking for something a little more put-together to replace that ratty college hoodie or you need something sophisticated on standby for weddings, graduations, and all those other semi-formal events that seem to sneak up on us, these casual blazers will do just the trick without making you look overly stuffy or too casual.
Blazer Tips to Keep in Mind
- Know your fabric: Depending on your budget and personal needs, expect to come across quite a few different fabric options. For example, if you’re looking for something to wear into the summer, opt for linen over cotton. If you want something to keep in your closet for emergency wedding apparel, something more affordable, like polyester, is totally fine.
- Consider fit: Do you prefer your blazer to be fitted or are you more of a loose-fitting person? While it might seem logical to size up in order to get a more loose fit, you’ll want to specifically shop for the cut you prefer. A larger slim fit blazer will just look too big, for example.
- What’s the occasion?: Are you looking for something to throw into a suitcase for business trips and weddings? You might want to consider investing in a wrinkle-resistant blazer. Want something to elevate your look while running weekend errands? Look for something that has ample pockets to stash your everyday carry.
The Best Casual Blazers for Men
Goodthreads Standard-Fit Stretch Twill Blazer
You don’t need to spend half a month’s salary on a great blazer—in fact, this one from Goodthreads will suit pretty much any event you might have on the horizon (even just weekend brunch). The casual cool blazer is crafted from 98 percent cotton, which makes it an excellent choice for anyone who doesn’t want to shell out hundreds but who finds polyester uncomfortable.
Promising review: “I use this as a fall weather beater. It’s nothing fancy. Good construction, no flaps on the pockets, two internal pockets for my phone and whatever. Just what I needed. Great price. I have paid more in the past and got less of a jacket”—Chris
Rag & Bone Precision Cotton Blazer
Rag & Bone
Looking for something that puts comfort at the same level as style? The Precision Cotton Blazer by Rag & Bone features a roomy yet refined fit that is ideal for casual weekend events or evening dinners at the in-laws. It’s crafted from a high quality cotton blend but the relaxed texture certainly leans on the casual side and might not be the best option if you’re looking for wedding apparel or other formal-leaning events.
Cloudstyle Mens Casual 2 Buttons Slim Fit Jacket
Ready to channel your inner Oxford professor? The Cloudstyle Mens Casual 2 Buttons Slim Fit Jacket will do just the ticket. The relaxed khaki blazer will work perfectly thrown over jeans or chinos without looking too stuffy or buttoned up. All that’s missing is a stack of sixteenth century literature!
Promising review: “Very pleased! I was looking for an inexpensive khaki blazer and this fit the bill exactly. Though inexpensive, it is not cheaply-made or flimsy. It fits very well. You will most likely have to iron or steam it to get rid of the wrinkles. Overall, between the price, the quality and the fit, I was beyond pleased.”—Anonymous
Cole Haan Men’s Slim Fit Blazer
Think you can’t score a designer blazer in your budget? Think again! This casual Cole Haan slim fit blazer is a great option for those looking for high end looks without the high end price tag. Crafted from 98 percent wool, the structured blazer was made for cooler weather or evening events—but also comes with a ventilated mesh yoke just in case you do find yourself in the sun.
Promising review: “Jacket fits great is lightweight and feels quality. I paid $50 for my size which is a steal for a Cole Haan jacket.”—Stephen
Haggar Birdseye Slim Fit 2-Button Side Vent Sport Coat
Slim fit? Check! Cool colorway? Check! Breathable material? Check! The Haggar Men’s Birdseye Slim Fit 2-Button Side Vent Sport Coat is a great upgrade from your hoodie or bomber jacket. It’s just as comfortable as that cozy sweater you’re always throwing on but it looks much, much more put together. In fact, we’d argue this one is so versatile, you could definitely get away with wearing it anywhere from a formal wedding to weekend drinks with the guys.
Promising review: “Got this jacket for my husband to wear to my sister’s wedding. It fit just as expected and looked very sharp. The cut of the jacket is great, and the color is just as pictured. I could not believe the quality of the product for the price, can’t be beat.”—Krista
COOFANDY Men’s Casual Suit Blazer
Available in a myriad of colorways to suit just about season or occasion, this casual blazer from COOFANDY was made to be thrown on over jeans to instantly elevate your look. The linen-like fabric makes it particularly great for destination weddings, yacht parties, or any other event where you might find yourself outside in the sun for long periods of time.
Promising review: “The jacket is very sleek and modern looking. It does run a little big. We had to buy one size smaller than normal but my son loves it.”—Tara
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