The Only Sports Jacket Guide You’ll Ever Need

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It cannot be overstated how versatile and classy sports jackets are. This addition to your outfit can pull your entire look together – and, of course, keep you warm. With different materials and styles, a sports jacket is the right choice for any occasion!

Fabric Options

Don’t think a sports jacket can only be worn when it’s cold outside. As long as you choose the right fabric, you can wear this stylish piece any day of the year.

  • Wool – Most wool is suitable for the fall and winter, as it tends to be quite warm. However, there are more lightweight wools which are good for the spring and summer.
  • Tweed – Tweed jackets are perfect for colder weather. We don’t recommend wearing this fabric in hotter months, though.
  • Linen – Linen jackets are perfect for the summer and spring. They have a more casual look, making them perfect for laid-back events.
  • Cotton – While there are heavier kinds of cotton out there, most cotton jackets are best for warmer weather.
  • Velvet – Velvet jackets are perfect for the holiday season, as they’re quite warm and rather formal. We recommend these for fancier events.

Styling Tips for Every Occasion

Make sure that you’re pairing your sports coat with the proper pants and shirt, for a perfect look.

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  • Casual – If you want to look more casual, pair your sports jacket with jeans and a T-shirt.
  • Business Attire – For a look that’s perfect for work, wear dress pants and a polo or button-down shirt (depending on how formal your office is) along with your sports jacket.
  • Semi-Formal – If your event has a semi-formal dress code, or if you’re just not sure what the desired attire is, wear a sports jacket over a dress shirt, and paired with formal pants. You can also wear a tie – just in case everyone is dressed on the fancier side – which you can always take off if you see no one else has one.