Top 10 Casual Blazers
Once the uniform of the Royal Navy, the blazer now plays a major role in the modern gent’s wardrobe. Whether worn for work or play, this timeless piece offers a stylish and smart option that can be dressed up or down to suit the occasion.
And while heavy coats and outerwear dominate the winter months, the spring/summer season is when the blazer really comes into its own, with relaxed casual versions working superbly as standalone top layers, taking any outfit up a notch instantly.
If you’re unsure how to introduce this type of jacket to your everyday look, or are just searching for a fresh slice of inspiration, then feast your eyes on our current season favourites below.
1. Reiss Muller B Fleck Weave Blazer in Navy
Dark and understated, we love the pared-back simplicity of this option from British label Reiss.
With its sleek cut and modern patch pockets, the ‘Muller B’ blazer will perfectly complement any minimal ensemble; team with cropped trousers and a plain T-shirt to hit a sartorial home run.
Available at Reiss, priced £245.
2. Marks & Spencer Slim-Fit Jacket With Wool
Straddling the space between casual and formal, it’s the rough and ready wool texture that tips this reasonably priced, match-with-everything blazer over to the more relaxed side of the style spectrum.
We’d team it with black jeans, a crisp white cotton shirt and pair of round frame sunglasses for a sophisticated daytime look.
Available at Marks and Spencer, priced £129.
3. J.Crew Ludlow Sport Coat In Brown Checked Irish Linen
Linen is the perfect lightweight material to carry you through to the warmer months, with American label J.Crew utilising the fabric across a range of its tailored separates for SS15.
This soft, earthy brown number is relaxed and easy to wear yet retains an air of formality – perfect for dress-down Friday in the office or a summer wedding.
Available at J.Crew, priced £248.
4. Topman Burgundy Contrast Back Neck Skinny-Fit Blazer
Who says blazers have to be bland? Inject some rich colour into your spring wardrobe with this light burgundy option from Topman.
Not only are we enamoured with the eye-catching shade, but we’re also huge fans of the vintage-feel buttons and contrasting texture on the collar, which shows great attention to detail.
Wear with muted surrounding pieces – navy chinos/jeans and a white Oxford shirt – to really let the jacket become the focal point of your look.
Available at Topman, priced £70.
5. Universal Works Barra Jacket in Charcoal
For a more utilitarian take on the blazer, look no further than this workerwear-inspired version by British label Universal Works.
With an unrivalled dedication to quality craftsmanship, you can expect high-end fabrics, long-lasting wear and a premium finish that’ll serve you well for many more seasons to come.
Available at END Clothing, priced £185.
6. Suitsupply Monatuk Blue Plain Blazer
Blazers don’t get much more dapper than this.
Crafted from lightweight cotton and featuring patch pockets, peak lapels and a double-breasted fastening, the ‘Monatuk’ jacket from Amsterdam-based Suitsupply straddles the line between casual and formal tailoring beautifully.
Team with tailored grey trousers and monk-straps for a continental approach to your office attire, or combine with casual beige chinos and a simple white tee for a more laid-back aesthetic.
Available at Suitsupply, priced £199.
7. Mango Elbow Patch Jersey Blazer
Keeping you looking and feeling cool this season, Mango have released a selection of jersey blazers in seasonally-appropriate shades, with our favourite being this light stone option.
Its soft, unstructured form guarantees comfortable wear, while contrasting buttons and elbow patches add a retro touch.
This jacket will quickly become your new go-to cover-up.
Available at Mango, priced £79.99.
8. Uniqlo Ultra Lightweight Stretch Jacket In Light Grey
Continuing down the lightweight blazer route, this versatile pale grey version by Uniqlo is next on our wish list.
We all know the Japanese brand excels when it comes to basics, so it’s no surprise that its core blazers are just as slick. This jacket is made from a superb stretch fabric equipped with DRY technology that is designed to keep you feeling fresh, dry and comfortable in warmer weather. It’s also wrinkle-resistant, which makes it ideal for that upcoming business trip or taking on your summer holiday.
Available at Uniqlo, priced £49.90.
9. A.P.C. Grey Van Gough Linen & Cotton-Blend Blazer
Named after the renowned artist, A.P.C.’s Van Gough blazer offers a unique take on a menswear classic.
A shirt-blazer hybrid, this four-button style is partially lined to help retain its relaxed structure, making it ideal for smartening up your everyday outfits.
Team with blue jeans and a cotton shirt for an effortless daytime look.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £330.
10. ASOS Slim-Fit Blazer in Jersey
Bringing a welcome shot of colour to proceedings, ASOS has caught our attention with this soft green blazer.
Bold enough to get you noticed yet muted enough to keep things the right side of stylish, this jersey jacket will turn heads for all the right reasons.
As always, keep other colours to a minimum to ensure maximum impact.
Available at ASOS, priced £55.