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.
You could stand to do worse than one of J. Crew's Ludlow Sportcoats in Irish Linen. The beige and the off-white are both perfect for the impending summer heat. They fit like a dream, are unlined, and have double vents – meaning they're breezy to wear and particularly expensive-looking. [$298; jcrew.com]