Difference Between A Blazer, Sport Coat, And Suit | Advice From Our Stylists

Blazer, Sport Coat, or Suit? Our Guide Will Help You Understand The Differences

Suit Jacket

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A suit jacket is made with a matching pair of pants, crafted from the same exact fabric. Amongst the three options, suits are considered to be the most formal. Jacket and coat, we also give you a few ideas of the best shoes to wear with each. Our favorites to pair with a suit are the Sanhurst, Mabry, and Tinsley.

The featured image is a model looking off into the distance and wearing a Navy suit jacket.

Blazer

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When choosing a blazer for men it should be considered one step more casual than a suit jacket. It is not made with a matching pair of pants, and can be paired with a variety of colors/fabrics. We recommend these shoes to pair with a blazer: the Donovan, Powell, and Joffrey.

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Sport Coat

The featured image is a sport coat resting on a couch with a pair of Stacy Adams shoes on the table adjacent to the couch.

Finally, a sport coat or sport jacket is the most casual of the three options. It’s usually crafted using more rugged fabrics and a looser fit to accommodate layering. It pairs well with more casual pants, like khakis or jeans. Our favorite shoes to pair with a sport coat are the Dickinson, Nesbit, and Tayton.

The featured image is a sport coat resting on a couch with a pair of Stacy Adams shoes on the table adjacent to the couch.