Wear It Now: The Spring Sports Jacket
An option most guys don't typically think of is an unstructured sports jacket, which means no shoulder pads and no lining for a more relaxed sartorial look. Want to look like those street style stars from Pitti Uomo? Go for this look from Boglioli.
$1,495, available at Harry Rosen, 416-935-9200
2. Tallia Orange
We always advocate a pop of color, and there's no reason that it can't come from your sports jacket. If the bold color scares you, just pair it with a shirt in the same color family to balance your look. In this case, we'd suggest the Saturdays oxford Paul Rudd rocked on our March cover.
$150, available at Macy's, 212-695-4400
3. Dolce & Gabbana
Another unlined option, but this one is crafted out of paper-light cotton with a fine black, white, and gray plaid that gives a graphic punch. Unsure how to pair your plaids? Check our primer at GQ.com.
$1,095, available at Dolce & Gabbana, 212-249-4100
That tan cotton blazer every guy seems to be searching for this time of year usually yields shapeless, washed options but this Burberry number is all business with razor sharp tailoring and a modern, skinny lapel.
$895, available at burberry.com
5. Gant by Michael Bastian
Attention men with coastal mansions and paramours named Daisy: This double-breasted guy is more spirited than your basic blazer, but it's got the personality to amp up basic underpinnings.
$985, available at gant.com
6. Maison Kitsuné
Do you feel a kinship with Pete Campbell but want to avoid going full-tilt prep? This Maison Kitsune number has that Ivy League spirit without looking like it came from central casting.
$1,199, available at Opening Ceremony, 212-219-2688
7. Neil Barrett
For the urbanite that wants a lighter weight option to the black wool suit jacket. The basket weave fabric and elbow pads add some texture to the basic. Wear over a crisp white button-up to work and with the perfect white tee on the weekends.
$530, available at Bergdorf Goodman, 212-753-7300
Fashion forecasting says cobalt is coming in strong for fall, so why not get ahead of the curve with this cotton Etro blazer. Just because it's brighter than your basic navy doesn't mean you can't use it with the same looks in the warmer months.
$1,355, available at Etro, 310-248-2855
9. Rag & Bone
Sports jackets don't have to be distant cousins of those suits hanging in your closet. Rag & Bone's blazer is a suit separate that would work as well with a pair of matching trousers as it would with trim cargo pants.
$755, Available at Saks Fifth Avenue, 212-753-4000
10. Gant Rugger
By now you should have a gingham dress shirt hanging alongside those whites, so why think of working that pattern into a blazer? Keep it modern by going slick with the pieces underneath like a skinny black tie.
$595, available at gant.com