Suiting in summer? Dressing chic and sophisticated is no sweat this season. From office-ready jackets to boat party sports coats, to peacock-y prints and classic colours and proper patterns, here are 10 luxury—and lightweight—blazers for men that’ll get you through the soaring mercury, and still dressed like the gentleman you are.
Old-world charm lies in Gucci’s deconstructed cotton jersey jacket. In an all-over Horsebit jacquard pattern, the dark blue and burgundy jacket comes in blue piping and mother of pearl buttons. Pair the jacket with a crisp chemise and oxblood loafers for an ultra-European feel.
Available at gucci.com
Hit a boat celebration in sophisticated style with this summer blazer from Thom Browne. Cut in a boater shape, the two-button single-breasted jacket is crafted in coated cotton so it sits sturdier than most unstructured types. The ice-grey pairs well with a statement trouser too, taking to the party a pair of suit-worthy low-cut sneakers, always leather.
Available at farfetch.com
Fancy yourself the style peacock? Alexander McQueen’s feather jacquard print is rich in the London designer’s quirk. The cotton-wool blend structured blazer comes with classic notched lapels and a three-pocket design, and is worn best with demure trousers – preferably black, with monochrome white shirting in breathable cotton.
Available at harrods.com
James Bond’s personal tailor, Tom Ford’s white cotton jacket is a slim fit, single-breast silhouette with poignant peak lapels for a classic sophistication. Layer this player over a shirt and jeans to ramp up a casual off-duty look, 007-style.
Available at selfridges.com
A beacon for lightweight tailoring, Bogliolio’s travel jacket is just what you need when a sweater and track pant simply won’t cut it flying business class. In a textural herringbone cotton weave, the handcrafted inky blue blazer is purposefully garment-dyed and will pair with both dark and light trousers. Mix in a polo shirt and loafers for a touch of prep.
This season’s trompe l’oeil piece is Oliver Spencer’s ‘Theobald’ blazer. Unstructured in shape, the unassuming blazer is London-made from light, breathable cotton and linen-blend – a weave of navy and white yarn that is grey to the eye. Team with white chinos and a striped tee for a classic summer party look.
Available at mrporter.com
Ultra-soft, this brushed cotton twill blazer from Italian label Lardini boasts a plush flannel-feel without the weight. Breathable for the heat, the sports coat is half-canvassed and partially lined, so it’s structured enough to wear to the office. The taupe hue is a fresh alternate to stuffy grey or black. Casual Friday-approved.
Available at lanecrawford.com
Give a nod to the Hamptons with this light blue single-breasted blazer. The vibrant cotton jacket is effortlessly unlined for louche layering, perfect for day-to-night dressing. Thoughtful details include a patch pocket, topstitched lapels and a contrast three-button closure in pearl white. Team with a polo shirt and Bermuda shorts, a look to make Mr Lauren himself gush.
Available at matchesfashion.com
Under-the-radar Italian tailor Barena has crafted a peach blazer this summer, perfect for the man seeking a juicy colour, but is still unsure of an audacious pink. The unstructured design makes it an easy fit, and the lightweight linen construction ensures you’ll own the heat, as well as the gaze of party goers at your next summer razz.
Available at mrporter.com
Soaking in the stripes this summer is Haider Ackermann. , The Colombian designer’s Beetlejuice black and white chalk stripe blazer comes cut from a wool and cotton with a thin lapel and single-button closure. rockers will relish in the elongated sleeves and shoulder pads. Pair with black-everything for a monochrome-nights look.
Available at brownsfashion.com