Don’t let the blazer fool you. Beyond its unassuming, buttoned-up associations with men’s suit jackets lies an adventurous history you might even call “badass” after a couple drinks. The history of the men's blazer is a fascinating one, dating back to the early 19th century. It all started with the British Navy, who required their officers to wear a navy blue jacket with brass buttons, known as a "reefer jacket". This jacket was designed to be functional, durable, and easy to move in, while also signaling the wearer's rank and authority.
As time went on, the reefer jacket began to make its way into men's fashion. The blazer jacket was often paired with trousers in a contrasting color, creating the classic combination that is still popular today. Nowadays, blazers for men aren’t only a stylish addition for a formal event, but they can even be dressed down for a casual look – polished, handsome, and dare I say, snug. Whether pairing your casual blazer with jeans or with trousers, there's just something about a good men’s blazer that makes you want to sit in a leather chair and sip an aged glass of whiskey.
Now, some folks might think that blazers aren’t for them, but that's simply not true. A well-styled blazer can look swell on guys of any age, and they're timeless.Take the sporting blazers worn by old-school college athletes to keep warm on the sidelines. Or the wool blazers traditionally worn by English hunters out in the field. Or the lightweight linen variety Italian cowboys and ranchers donned in the untamed northern regions of their country.
So there you have it, folks. Men's blazers - they're not just for fancy dinners and business meetings. An absolutely essential part of a man’s wardrobe, and often one of its best-looking, photogenic pieces. We’ve stocked a full collection—ranging from lightweight blazers for summer weddings, to travel-ready varieties suited to year-round wear. Don't be afraid to mix it up with something like a herringbone or windowpane pattern. And if you really want to make a statement, try a bold color like burgundy or forest green – something that pairs well with your favorite leather boots and your mahogany furniture.
All of this is to say that however handsome the blazer is, it also won’t whine if it gets its hands dirty—and ought to be treated as such. Don’t tell your boots, but honestly a damn-good-looking blazer is pretty much as good as menswear gets.