When it comes to swanking up your spring outfits, the blazer reigns supreme. But the best double-breasted blazers for men—the ones you’ll wear because you want to, not because you have to—are a cut above their counterparts. (You might even say they’re…twice as fun.) Once upon a time, the silhouette conjured images of cigar-champing gangsters and wild-eyed Wall Street hardos, but in 2023, you don’t need to be an extra in a Guys & Dolls reboot—or find yourself glued to a Bloomberg terminal—to make one work for you. And you definitely don’t need the matching pants; your favorite pair of jeans will do just fine.
In their most traditional form, double-breasted blazers are typically cut from wool, often with brash peak lapels and gleaming brass buttons. Today, though, the market is exploding with wild-style riffs on the source material, from classic cotton joints ready to help you conquer the beginning of the summer wedding circuit to exquisite corduroy numbers that’ll make you look like the hottest professor in town. Wear one open over your rarest vintage tee on a night out, or pair one with a crisp blue striped shirt and a silk knit tie to nail that IRL presentation. Here are 23 versions—the very best double-breasted blazers for men, thank you very much—we’re stoked to wear through the start of this spring until the end of next.
The Best Double-Breasted Blazers Shopping Guide:
- The Goes-With-Everything Pick: Boglioli K jacket, $1,680
- The Yacht Club Redux Pick: Celine classic jacket, $3,500
- The “Don’t Call It a Blazer” Pick: Engineered Garments D Sum jacket, $588
- The Red Carpet Pick: J.Crew Ludlow tuxedo jacket, $550
- The Blast-From-the-Past Pick: Fear of God California blazer, $2,555
- The (Extremely) Rich Guy Pick: Brunello Cucinelli corduroy blazer, $5,195
- The Man-on-the-Move Pick: Polo Ralph Lauren chino suit jacket, $498
The Goes-With-Everything Pick
Whether you’re jonesing to go full Pitti Uomo peacock or just class up a T-shirt and jeans, Boglioli’s brushed wool DB is up to the task. The spalla camicia shoulders, the high gorge, the impeccable silhouette that’s somehow both very tailored and extremely relaxed—no wonder it continues to be a grail for budding menswear nerds and full-on sartorialists alike.
The Yacht Club Redux Pick
Naturally, Hedi Slimane’s take on the classic navy blazer is sleeker, slimmer, and a hell of a lot cooler than the fuddy-duddy versions you remember. Swap out the boat shoes for a razor-sharp pair of Chelsea boots and never look back.
The “Don’t Call It a Blazer” Pick
You can always count on Engineered Garments to imbue the hallmarks of the menswear canon with a little weirdo energy, double-breasted blazers very much included. The lustrous, eye-grabbing fabric of Daiki Suzuki and co.’s D Sum jacket was enough to land it a spot on this list, but it’s the nifty tie closures that really clinched its superlative status.
The Black Tie Pick
Old news: J.Crew’s Ludlow suit is still good. New news: J.Crew’s Ludlow suit now comes in the form of a jacket worthy of any red carpet affair or high-stakes pre-proposal dinner.
The Blast-From-the-Past Pick
For Fear of God’s latest collection, Jerry Lorenzo tapped into the louche elegance of the ‘80s, an era when Armani’s slouchy, sensual tailoring reigned supreme. Filtered through the American designer’s buzzy vision, the languid silhouettes look fresher than ever. The inside pockets don’t come with a comically large cell phone or any other, ahem, “paraphernalia”, but either way, you’ll be turning heads.
The (Extremely) Rich Guy Pick
The finest, softest corduroy on the planet will cost you a pretty penny, but if you’ve got the dough, Brunello Cucinelli’s top of the line tailoring is always worth the splurge.
The Man-on-the-Move Pick
Who says a double-breasted jacket has to be stuffy? Ralph Lauren’s is cut with just the right amount of stretch to help you travel like a ‘90s style icon—or jostle for a better spot in the Sweetgreen line—without splitting a seam.