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.
Topman is your go-to destination for blazers that look vintage. Made from fabrics with a strong resemblance to tweed (and which sometimes are, in fact, made of tweed) they've also got contrasting lapels and elbow patches. Topman's got a lot of styles worth looking at, but try to avoid things like leather detailing and contrasting shoulder patches – they tend to look cheesy. If you want to keep it simple and a little trad, try the Grey Donegal Blazer, the Camel Checked Blazer, or the Harris Tweed Green Contrast Blazer. And if you're looking to step out a little, the Selected Homme Blazer is single-button, slim, and lightweight, while the Charcoal Cut and Sew Checked Blazer combines a bunch of different checks in a very compelling way. [From $124; topman.com]