With Spring, hell Summer, in the air around many part of the world we thought we’d explore another range of seasonal jacket options. A few weeks back we checked in on the more technical aspect of outerwear to bring you 8 great spring jackets.
Today we look to the opposite side of the spectrum with a number of tailored jackets. These blazers are not for the grey flannel suit crowd though. For the most part these will all act as a nice big “fuck you” to those “jacket required” events. No disrespect to the tradeshow of the same name.
Continue reading for a look at 11 interesting blazers you can buy online right now.
Kimmel is a New-York based designer, perhaps best known for his often unusual and elaborate presentations, and his collaborations with such iconic brands as Carhartt and Supreme. For SS12 Adam was inspired by American west coat surf wear, reinterpreting them in luxury fabrics, with garments hand-tailored in Italy such as this unstructured, darted fit two-button summer jacket in a lighweight linen/cotton blend, with a dark psychedelic overdyed hawaiian print.
The Moncler Gamme Bleu collection is the collaborative series between Ski-wear pioneers Moncler and American designer Thom Browne. Made from the finest quality cotton gabardine in a nautical Breton stripe pattern, this is a reworking of a Thom Browne staple, the three button blazer. The design introduces subtle athletic styling, replacing the placket and cuff buttons with branded pop studs alongside woven Gamme Bleu detailing such as a tricolor locker loop and logo arm patch
Band of Outsiders do casual prep better than nearly anyone and this gold button blazer is a testament to that claim.
Leave it to the Japanese designers behind Sophnet to reinterpret the blazer in such a striking way. The classic navy is hit dead center with a barrage of stripes making this one of the most lust worthy blazers this season.
Universal Works takes the most basic suit jacket silhouette and builds it out in heavy-duty work jacket canvas. Heritage may be a tired trend, but this piece still draws our interest.
The Dandy Blazer from Acne is one cotton-dream of a blazer and comes in a charming beige color. Detailing is a Acne thing and they will not disappoint you with this blazer. It is featured with a single back vent, two blazer-buttons, slanted chest pockets and two front flap pockets. The blazer is fully lined on the inside and as usual suited with a perfect fitted cut.
A former protégé of Rei Kawakubo, Junya Watanabe displays the same deft talent for contrasting textures and fabrics as his mentor. The tan cotton-piqué blazer will delight fans of his innovative Japanese label, which is part of the Comme des Garcons stable. Tailored for a neat fit, this padded piece has a weighty, substantial feel, along with brown arm inserts and leather elbow patches.
If you want to go loud, Shades of Grey has the blazer for you. Features notched lapel, 2 button front closure, single rear vent, and four-buttoned cuffs. Extra large front pockets, single chest pocket, and all over contrast stripe pattern.
The Canadian folks at wings+horns offer up an extremely casual take with this heavy jersey jacket. Features classic blazer styling with notched lapel, three burnt button closure, two front pockets, and fully bound seams. Partially chambray lined.
The Andover jacket is an Engineered Garments staple and this season it’s available in two eye-catching make-ups: Polka Dot and Madras Plaid.
The Italians know how to do the unstructured blazer right. They’re also pros when it comes to dying fabric. Just look at this dyed frosted 2-button blazer. Handsome.