July 25, 2017

Blazers may have a slightly ambiguous origin, which can be traced back to the early 19th century. The standalone jacket was popular as school uniforms and also featured prominently in sports such as cricket and even horse riding. Evolving from its semi-formal roots to becoming an essential outerwear for any gentleman’s wardrobe, here are 5 blazers that have a modern appeal, and will instantly make you look sharp and debonair.


Tomas Maier Felted Wool Blazer

Move effortlessly while looking cool in Tomas Maier’s 3 button dark blue blazer. Its slim fit silhouette is snug enough to accentuate that toned body you’ve been working hard for. Wear the notched collar up or down and pair it with one of their matching wool pants, and you are ready to go.

Maison Margiela Collarless Virgin Wool Jacket

This piece from Maison Margiela is pure minimalist chic. The clean lines from the collarless design add instant sophistication once you put it on—go from casual to smart casual in less than 2 seconds. The company’s iconic 4 stitches on the back lend a subtle but prominent detailing too.


Gucci Cotton Jersey Jacket with Embroidery

If the devil is in the details, then Gucci has the most wicked jacket for you. From the yellow tape hems to the embroidered tiger applique and enamelled bee buttons, this ocean blue blazer exudes the ultimate preppy bad boy appeal. Be warned, this is definitely not for the timid.

Shanghai Tang Contrast Collar Jersey Blazer

Going for a touch of Oriental? Shanghai Tang has a signature collection of Mandarin Collar jackets, and this looker has the right amount of flair with a contrasting brown collar. The detailing also runs along the inner linings with dashes of bright orange adding an element of vibrancy.

Dior Homme Jacket with Hood

Get your street style on with this Dior hooded jacket, which incorporates an adjustable blue hoodie with fancy black, blue and white drawstrings. The classic cut gives the blazer an appearance of formality, so you won’t lose that urban look and feel.


Image Credits: Tomas Maier, Maison Margiela, Shanghai Tang, Gucci & Dior