Every once in a while you want to dress up a bit without going all out with a suit. That’s why one of my favorite men’s wardrobe essentials is the navy blazer. A blazer can be worn with pretty much anything in your closet including dark wash jeans, oxford dress shirts, poplin dress shirts, oxford dress shoes, chinos, polos, and even the occasional plain t-shirt.
If you want to get some in-depth information on blazers check out some of my other articles on the topic. These include my men’s wardrobe essential article everything you want to know about a navy blazer, my men’s blazer fit guide which shows you exactly how a blazer should fit, and my mens suit anatomy guide which will show you all the terminology you need know when discussing blazers and suits.
But first here are my top 6 picks for men’s blazers across various brands available.
Brooks Brothers Regent Fit Two-Button Jersey Navy Blazer
True craftsmanship is not always apparent at the first sight of a blazer, but with a name like Brooks Brothers, it is easy to see a fine quality in the piece. The Brooks Brothers Regent Fit Two-Button Jersey Navy Blazer ($500) is comprised of 100% wool crafted in Italy featuring side vents and butterfly yoke. Sizing comes from 38 all the way to 48, so it’s not difficult to find the right size no matter your body type and Brooks Brothers have also accounted for various lengths with both regular and short options.
Hugo Boss Slim Fit Navy Blazer in Melange Virgin Wool
The Hugo Boss Slim Fit Blazer in Melange Virgin Wool ($500) is made from Melange virgin wool and provides optimal slim fit for a thinned down profile. This particular model has no vent which is perfectly suitable for the silhouette. The jacket is unlined as well to further enhance the slim profile. Kissing buttons are featured on the cuff along with welt chest pockets and inside patch pockets. Sizing comes from 36 to 46 in both slim, regular, and long varieties.
Todd Snyder Unconstructed Navy Sport Coat
With the Todd Snyder Unconstructed Navy Sports Coat ($598), you’ll enjoy an impeccably tailored jacket with lower patch pocket, side vents, and a chest welt pocket. The jacket comes in a dark navy color that is easy to pair with a range of outfits and sizes vary from 36 to 44 in both regular and slim fit options. Quality constructed in America and fully crafted with Italian wool, you can’t go wrong with this blazer.
H&M Slim Fit Navy Blazer
If you’re in a pinch and need a quality inexpensive blazer then give the H&M Slim Fit Navy Blazer ($80) a shot. For under $100 you’re not going to find anything better out there. This blazer features quality welt and flap pockets and has a professional, yet comfortable appearance. Finding your right size won’t be a problem either with blazers ranging from 32 all the way to 52.
J. Crew Ludlow Legacy Navy Blazer in American Wool
Comprised of American wool directly from the famed American Woolen Company in Connecticut, the J. Crew Ludlow Legacy Navy Blazer ($350) is what every man should own. And is, in fact, one of my favorite blazers I have hanging in my closet. This jacket has a two-button design with waist pockets and interior pockets. It features a partial Bemberg lining and detailed topstitching for a high-quality appearance. Sizes range from 36 to 46 and in slim, regular, and long varieties.
Bonobos Unconstructed Italian Wool Navy Blazer
The Bonobos Unconstructed Italian Wool Navy Blazer ($400) would make a great addition to any wardrobe. If you already have a navy blazer from them the try out one of their other color offerings. Bonobos have a wide range of various other colors to choose from in their unconstructed Italian wool blazer. But my favorite is still the navy. Bonobos also provide various sizes from 36 to 46 in slim, regular, and long fits.