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When you envision the blazer as part of a suit - perhaps the most enduring menswear ensemble of all time — its place in the wardrobe is pretty much unquestioned. But separate it from that nuclear family, and nausea-inducing visions of finance bros in jeans and suit jackets spring to mind. You'd be forgiven for being a blazer hater.
This storied piece of clothing has been around since the 1800s, its origins most often traced back to the boating teams of Cambridge University. Since then, the blazer has been picked up and scootered across London by mods, supersized by Giorgio Armani, and treated to another moment in the spotlight via Michael Jordan in The Last Dance.
Now, we're here to do the blazer's bidding when it comes to the modern wardrobe. Below, we've selected 10 jackets that might just change your mind about this divisive garment. Not only can the blazer look good — but it's also totally fall-appropriate. Lightweight, layer-ready, and perfect for when you need something a little different than that tired transitional jacket.
Scroll on for some of the best blazers to buy right now.
Kiko Kostadinov Lasso
Kiko serves up some more equestrian-energy outerwear, this time in the form of a short-fitting blazer that'll allow you to canter into fall a cut above the rest.
Yep, Stüssy does blazers, too. Built in breathable cotton-seersucker and left unlined, this ultra-relaxed jacket is ideal for layering with sweaters and tees, or even under a heavier outerwear piece.
Jacquemus La Veste De Costume
If your wardrobe isn't bound by the season when it comes to color, this loud blue Jacquemus jacket might be for you. Aperol in the rain, anyone?
Jeez, this one's good. Cut from silk and double-breasted, you can just imagine how good it feels to belt up this blazer and head somewhere nice.
This BODE piece might be pushing the blazer boundaries but it's too fire not to include. The no-collar is a blessing for layering up — whether it's a shirt, tee, turtleneck you put underneath.
Homme Plissé Issey Miyake Pleated
If you're trying to pick just one from this list, then we apologize for making it difficult but blame Issey Miyake. 100 percent polyester, this '90s-vibe jacket is lightweight pleated perfection.
1017 ALYX 9SM Recycled Nylon
The signature ALYX rollercoaster buckle gets the blazer treatment, resulting in a piece of officewear fit for the year 2042.
Y/Project Double Breasted
"You buttoned your jacket wrong!" is what your unfunny friend will say at least six times when wearing this Y/Project off-kilter choice.
Demna Gvasalia is a master of big and boxy fits and this Balenciaga blazer is a child of his creative vision. Dark enough to wear all winter.
Virgil Abloh has often shown his penchant for reworking classic tailoring, particularly during his ongoing tenure at LV. That penchant is on display again here, putting his signature stamp on a sleek, blacked-out blazer.
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