The time has come to find out the difference between the two. What will it be, The Sports Coat or The Blazer? Inhale Fashion brings to you the best of the bunch.
It is often the case, when a man wants to look smarter, that he reaches for the most iconic item in his wardrobe- the blazer. Classic, sleek, and on trend it is perfect for many occasions. Grab it and you’re ready to go, it’s hard to think of something that it doesn’t offer.
Autumn is surrounding us though and it has to be said that you are sometimes hard to please when it comes to a coat. It’s not right, is too warm and doesn’t go with your overall appearance. So instead why not look for something that encompasses everything you wish for. Gentlemen I give you the sports coat.
Wool, tweed, buttoned, quilted and hip length- it’s hard to distinguish a blazer from a sports coat, making it a truly difficult decision to make. The sports coat allows you to be neatly kept in this weather but the blazer allows for style consistently, there is no need to remove a blazer.
So, since this is an on-going debate, perhaps it’s time to look to some designers who can supply with a stunning array of smart, sleek sports coats and blazers. Mixing together in a swirl of familiarity to show you how both can provide style and comfort, they sit happily on your shoulders with chinos, sophisticated jeans and formal attire. Hopefully, this can make your decision a little easier.
There always needs to be that little bit extra to make you stand out in the crowd or just simply to satisfy your own style though. Why not invest in a Polo Ralph Lauren quilted sports coat then? Buttoned neatly in the middle and finished with a back belt and suave suede elbow patches, it is available at the higher price of £295. Compare that to the Hackett Mayfair Flannel Blazer, at £450, for a more heritage approach with your chosen jacket, allowing it to cocoon your upper body in luxurious fabrics. For a similar style also try the Ludlow sports coat in Herringbone Harris Tweed Wool from J Crew for £452. All offer an on trend and quality focus.
However, if you want a similar on trend style but a blazer or sports coat from the high street instead, why not try a slim fit blazer with an edge with added design features in tasteful tweed from ASOS for £75? Or instead go for a classic sports coat in wearable wool from Uniqlo for £99, which will benefit from being paired with formal attire.
Therefore it is up to you whether you choose to invest in a sports coat or a blazer this winter. Remember, though, always pick for style, comfort and trend awareness.