We have all been there before, standing with two jackets in our hands, debating on which color we will get the most wear out of. If you are thinking of investing in a sports jacket, rethink your idea of black. A sports-jacket is considered a staple piece in every man’s closet. However, a navy blue sports-jacket offers more character and versatility. Navy plays as a neutral for the conservative male and for the creative type. Navy blue can be coordinated with a vast amount of colors. You can wear navy blue for almost any occasion; and unlike black, it is easier to dress it up and down.
Here are a few options on how to get the most out of your blue:
Pair your sports-jacket blazer with a clean v-neck, slim chinos, and canvas sneakers to give it more of a weekend look. Style Tip: When coordinating with a bright color, make it the focus of your attire by pairing it with neutral colors that will compliment the sports-jacket.
For an “after hours” look, pair your sports-jacket with a crisp unbuttoned dress shirt, slacks, and oxfords.
…or, swap out your slacks for a dark denim.
You may not wear a suit everyday or have a need for it, but here’s a word of advice; if you have enough money to splurge on a full navy blue suit, go for it. You will never know when you may need it.
*Photos via GQ