Posted on 27 August 2013.
By Mikkel Hyldebrandt
Yesterday’s “Fashion Faux Pas” focused on trendy sport jackets and blazers. So today we searched for great jackets and blazers whether you’ve got cash to burn or want to stay within a reasonable budget.
A sports jacket or blazer is ideal for days when you’re on-the-go and want to look well dressed and trendy, but not formal. The blazer is incredibly versatile and can be easily dressed up or down. Not only can you pair it with jeans or chinos, but you can also wear it with a polo or shirt depending on how your day looks. This will allow you to go from a meeting to dinner and drinks with friends with ease.
So where can you find a great blazer if you don’t want to spend a fortune on it? We’ve picked out our favorite high-end options and their reasonably priced siblings:
A classic plaid/tartan blazer is very trendy right now and will be a great choice to buy for fall. This plaid Etro blazer is a little over $1,400 and is really beautiful…
Etro Plaid Blazer, $1,430
… but this plaid blazer from TopMan is really great as well. It’s only $180 and you still get a decent quality jacket.
TopMan Plaid Blazer, $180
This grey blazer is elegant and would look amazing with a dark pair of jeans. Paul Smith is a master at menswear, which is also reflected in the price of this fitted blazer.
Paul Smith Slim-Fit Blazer, $1,165
This option from H&M may not have the same level of sophistication as the Paul Smith blazer, but it’s still a pretty good and stylish choice. And it’s only a tenth of the price of the higher-end option.
H&M Plaid Blazer, $129
A good navy blazer never goes out of style, and surely this almost $1,600 Canali blazer will last forever and ever.
Canali Wool Travel Blazer, $1,595
Jos. A. Banks is another strong purveyor of high quality, classic menswear. We found this fitted and fashionable navy blazer and it’s on sale for only $175 (reg. price $550) – now that’s good value for your money!
Jos. A. Banks Traveler Blazer, $175 (on sale)