Whether you’re looking for a casual-smart upgrade to your morning trip for coffee or the perfect garment for a business casual event, a sport coat can take you anywhere. Like a blazer, it’s versatile and works well with dress pants and a tie but also jeans and a tee when dressed down. From a tailored fit to a textured herringbone or windowpane fabric, there’s something to fit every style and occasion.
Unlike a suit jacket, which is typically a solid color and can be single or double-breasted, sports coats have a more casual look that’s ideal for informal events. They’re also typically patterned, ranging from subtle herringbone to windowpane and even more recognizable plaid patterns.
As their name suggests, sport coats are derived from military-style jackets used for outdoor adventure wear, and they often feature a leather patch on the shoulder where a hunting rifle would sit. They can be fashioned in a variety of colors and fabrics, from wool flannel and cashmere for the winter to cotton and linen for summer. They can be made in seasonal fabrics and can include details such as a bi-swing back, belts, elbow patches, or throat latches.
As the ‘little black dress’ of your wardrobe, a quality sport coat can be worn to nearly any occasion and is a must-have addition to your wardrobe. Schedule an appointment with a Tom James clothier today to see how our sport coats and blazers can power up your wardrobe and help you feel polished and confident in any situation or environment. Sport coat