Sports Jackets are to men what shoes are to women- you can never have too many and you should have one for every occasion. Here are a few of the best ways to wear your sports jacket along with a few buying tips
One of my favorite things about a Sports Jacket is its versatility. Depending on its fit, color, texture, and fold- you can have a whole new look.
Finding a Flawless Fit
A perfectly tailored cut is your ideal Sports Jacket. This fit is appealing regardless if your “bulking” or sporting your summer bod. The fitted jacket can be formal and paired with a button down with a sharp collar for date night or rock it with a polo and Vans for a more casual feel.
Fitted is great but may not be the look you want to go for everytime. A loose fit with jeans is an ode to the 90’s. Also known as Professor Chic, this look is for the guy who finds refined boring. The looseness should be found in the tail of the coat and not so much the shoulders and sleeves. It’s comfy, modern, and good for an everyday look .
Indulge in Fun Layers
“Most people think you have to wear a collared shirt, but really anything goes—including tank tops, polos, and athletic shirts,” says Brian Boye, Men’s Health executive fashion and grooming director.
Especially if you only have 2 or 3 Sports Jackets that you rotate- get creative with your layers. Depending on the weather, you could even do three layers. A shirt, sweater, and Sport Jacket is perfect for fall and winter.
When it comes to your layers don’t shy away from pattern, that includes floral! If you think a color or look is too loud, remember a great Sports Jacket tones down all the noise and looks amazing.
Level-Up Any Look
A good Sports Jacket is a rebel of the suit. It need not be fancy or met with glossed shoes and a button down. Band T-shirts are never off limits when it comes to sporting your jacket. V-necks especially look great against the lapel. While other formal wear may have some “rules” the Sports Jacket doesn’t recognize such limitations.
Be Versatile with Buttons
Buttons can be easily forgotten. Consider how drastic a look changes with a collar shirt. Often, all the way buttoned up for a meeting- but three buttons later you look relaxed and stylish. Be creative with your buttons to add versatility to your Sports Jacket.
Wear Your Sports Jacket with Jeans
Denim can be incredibly clean and sleek looking when paired with a Sports Jacket. This look is acceptable in most working environments but is most appreciated when your out on the town.
Whether you’re a man about town or just looking for to add style to your collection, a Sports Jacket is a necessary piece for every man’s wardrobe.