Every man should have a great, go-to blazer. But one blazer – no matter how well tailored or comfortable – does not a wardrobe make. Sometimes it is cold and sometimes it is summer and sometimes you'll want to wear something a bit more colorful than your favorite grey tweed. Investing in a few sports coats is a practical measure and it doesn't have to be expensive. These coats, from 10 different retailers, are all worthy of a hanger and ready to wear to that next party, wedding, or work function. You'll still wear that old staple most of the time, but now you'll be ready for any occasion.
Unsurprisingly, Banana Republic is a mecca for finding affordable sport coats. This season, its offerings are especially nice, balancing classic cuts and fabrics with preppy, colorful details. For our money, we'd go for the Tailored-Fit Grey Herringbone Cotton Blazer that combines a textured micro-herringbone with hidden detailing in blue, and the Modern Slim-Fit Grey Knit Blazer, which is lighter and has great elbow patches. And, unlike, a lot of the other brands on this list, Banana carries both long and short sizes in store. [$198; bananarepublic.gap.com]