The sport coat is an essential piece of every stylish gentlemen’s closet and depending on how you style it, can easily be one of the most versatile pieces you own. Whether you’ve packed it for a weekend spent traveling or you’re looking to transition your look from day to night, knowing how to style your sport coat will allow you to have completely different looks, even though you are in the same jacket.
We’ve outlined three easy ways to style this Maurizio Baldassari sport coat, which are always popular given their “soft construction”. A man should never feel he only has the option of just wearing a collared shirt with his sport coat. We find many people struggle with incorporating knitwear. But, pairing your sport coat with a sweater vest or a piece of knitwear (did you see our last post about a knit mock)is easy, effortless, and very Italian. Once you have these pieces in your closet, it really opens up the options and expands the look of your wardrobe. Great style comes from getting the most out of every piece you own. Here are three ways to style a sport coat, without looking like you’re wearing the same outfit.
Sport Coat + Piece of Knitwear
There is nothing better than a lightweight knit. It is the perfect piece to wear when a jacket is optional. You can wear this Larusmiani quarter zip with corduroys or even with your favorite denim for a more casual look. This is a thin fine gage piece of knit wear made with silk and cashmere, which makes it the perfect garment for layering.
Sport Coat + Sweater Vest + Shirt
At Morris and Sons we are all huge fans of the sweater vest (have you seen Gary’s collection?). Besides providing that extra layer of warmth it’s a simple way to upgrade your outfit to the next stylish level. This indigo button sweater vest from Doriani is a fan favorite. The bright color brings out the windowpane pattern from the sportcoat. We paired this back to a Fray chocolate brown and cobalt check shirt with brown cotton/cashmere Kiton 5 pocket pant.
Sport Coat + Shirt + Tie
By wearing this Kiton plaid shirt with hints of powder blue & cobalt it lends itself to either of these Drake’s ties (can’t wait to show you our upcoming post of behind the scene @ the Drake’s factory in London). During the Fall try out this paisley pattern chocolate brown and navy Drake’s tie, and during cooler months wear this solid cashmere cobalt blue tie. When you leave the office and head to dinner or drinks you can “ditch the tie” and unbutton the top button of your shirt for a more casual look. The burgundy Kiton 5 pocket pants add the perfect pop of color. Make sure to wear these with your best brown leather Cucinelli sneakers or Noah Waxman boots.