Every man should have one blazer in his closet, especially for this time of year with Christmas parties and New Years Eve. It’s not a substitute for a suit. It’s more a bridge between business suit and sports jacket, more formal than a sports jacket, less formal than the suit. A good blazer can be spiced up with just about anything, including a tie, an open collar shirt or boat shoes.
First though you need to find the right blazer. Since it is that time of year, here are 10 perfect pieces for the holiday season as you hit the party circuit.
Scotch and Soda Tweedy Wool Blazer in Charcoal
This clean and well designed blazer will keep you warm and looking good throughout the holiday season. Scotch and Soda Clothing are a great choice with tweed blazers with two button fastening, button cuffs and a detailed stitch logo on the cuff.
Men’s Stafford Red Blazer
Lined and cut for comfort, it’s a great holiday colour with bright gold buttons. It features two button closure with buttons on the sleeve. There’s also a classic notch collar and pockets with flaps.
M.J. Bale Murphy Navy Jacket
Inspired by stylings in screen gems like The Great Gatsby, the amazing white and blue woven cotton twill brings back a more festive and grandiose era.
EDGE by WDNY Velvet Blazer
Nothing says Christmas party season like a jade blue velvet blazer. Keep it Xmas with this poly/cotton blend with double back vents and flap pockets. It has trim detailing and a two button front.
Tommy Hilfiger Hyde Park Blazer
You’ll get attention with this two button velvet gem. It’s got cotton, polyester and tartan lining, notch lapel, double back vent and is cut to hang fashionably. Imported, it’s a Hilfiger and that says a lot.
Hackett Ascot Peaked Lapel Jacket
Yes, it has a straightforward, classic design, but it’s the colour that catches the eye with its dark red cotton blend. It would look great with a pair of jeans and a turtleneck.
Dockers Blackwatch Plaid Blazer
Dockers is all about making fashion statements. This classically cut imported and sophisticated blazer is black and green with notched lapels and padded centres. It also has a felt lined collar and centre vent.
Suitsupply Soho Blue Plain
This one’s got welt pockets, high armholes and wide peaked lapels. Its tapered, double breasted body and natural shoulders guarantees a dapper fit. The crisp colour definitely screams holiday.
Perry Ellis Blazer
The designer knows fashion for both the professional and casual. This one can go from the boardroom to the office Xmas party. Polyester/rayon, it has front flap pockets and a notch lapel.
Let’s close this out with a solid fashion tip. You can use an old suit jacket as a blazer. As long as the style isn’t too flashy, the colour’s not too bright and the buttons are replaced with blazer buttons.