Unlike a regular blazer, the sports jacket comes in myriad styles and fabrics, giving you a wide variety to choose from depending upon the social setting and occasion. The Label recommends a corduroy, wool or flannel sports jacket paired with a dress shirt and trousers for a formal look that can be dressed down by leaving the shirt’s top button undone and going tie-less. For a semi-casual look, opt for a cotton or tweed one in patterns like houndstooth paired with a T-shirt and jeans.
A typical sports jacket can be likened to an hourglass—broad at the shoulders, slim at the waste and slightly flaired-out at the bottom. Donning one will greatly enhance your physique and help you show off those well-toned biceps and tucked-in abs. Even for those on the heavier side, a well-fitted sports jacket works much better than a bulging blazer to give the appearance of a slimmer torso.
Sports jackets were first worn by people who frequently indulged in hunting and shooting, which is why many of them come with leather patches on the shoulder and elbows to prevent wear and tear. While the patches may be out of style, most sports jackets come with several ticket pockets, so you can comfortably hold your belongings and avoid the uncomfortable trouser pocket bulge. Many of them also have expandable pleats, so you can alter them to size for greater flexibility.
Written By : Neehar Mishra