Ten blazers for work and play

In the world of technology, there's an app for everything. In men's style, there's a blazer for everything.

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In the world of technology, there's an app for everything. In men's style, there's a blazer for everything. Here are a few current favorites that know how to work hard and play hard.

1. United Colors Of Benetton Worker Blazer

Here's the thing about a blazer for work and play: it has to work for both work and play. United Colors Of Benetton has a lock on both. The Worker Blazer may have 'work' in the name – and yes, it looks good dressed up – but it looks just as good with a casual shirt and a pair of jeans.

Price: $127.28

Buy from: Benetton

2. Maison Martin Margiela Slim-Fit Cotton Blazer

About as basic as the basic blazer gets, but that's what works about it. There aren't a lot of unnecessary details drawing attention to themselves. Instead, what gets the attention is the sharp silhouette and expert tailoring.

Price: $1285


Buy from: Mr Porter

3. L.B.M. 1911 Bruno Linen/Cotton Twill Jacket

L.B.M. 1911 is known for its beautifully constructed, Italian-made menswear. The Bruno Jacket is one of many fine pieces produced by the legacy of Luigi Bianchi, this one a linen-cotton blend on soft twill in a chambray-inspired hue. It's perfect for a casual but polished look.

Price: $599

Buy from: Haberdash

4. Canali Kei Check Linen And Cotton-Blend Blazer

The easy fit and classic details of the Kei blazer make it one of the most popular shapes from Canali's outerwear collection. This particular incarnation of the Kei blazer is fashioned from a navy linen and cotton-blend fabric with a large light blue windowpane check.

Price: $1550

Buy from: Mr Porter

5. M.J. Bale Murphy Navy Jacket

The release of the latest silver screen take on The Great Gatsby is bound to produce some fantastic clothing. M.J. Bale's Murphy Navy Jacket may not be a direct result of the film, but I think the beautiful blue and white woven cotton twill are clearly reminiscent of a bygone, more dandified era.

Price: $357

Buy from: M.J. Bale

6. Hackett Ascot Peaked Lapel Jacket

It's the colour that catches your eye when you first encounter Hackett's Ascot Peaked Lapel Jacket. For the most part the blazer is nothing ground-breaking, but the dark red cotton-blend fabric is definitely an interesting choice for a piece that's otherwise totally straightforward.

Price: $534

Buy from: Matches Fashion

7. Richard James Hyde Slim-Fit Harris Tweed Blazer

Sometimes, when I think about tweed, all I can picture is a wrinkled octogenarian or a geeky, pocket protector-wearing science teacher. The truth is that tweed doesn't have to be either of those things, as evidenced by the contemporary and cool Richard James Hyde Slim-Fit Harris Tweed Blazer.

Price: $955

Buy from: Mr Porter

8. L.B.M. 1911 Blazer

L.B.M. 1911 has the great honor of being the only designer to appear twice on this list. This time it's for a light grey cotton gabardine blazer, a versatile piece that makes for a nice (but still neutral) alternative to more commonplace black and navy blazers.

Price: $381

Buy from: Yoox

9. Uniqlo Linen Cotton Jacket

The Japanese casualwear designer Uniqlo is all about creating high quality basics that are suited to every occasion. The Linen Cotton Jacket is exactly that – it's lightweight, cool, and casual, and with so many color options to choose from (some flashier than others) you can have one to match any outfit.

Price: $149.90

Buy from: Uniqlo

10. Suitsupply Soho Blue Plain

The high armholes, tapered body, and wide peaked lapels of Suitsupply's Soho Blue Plain blazer are a truly dapper sight to behold. You'll also find welt pockets, double side vents, and soft, natural shoulders on this gorgeous wool linen jacket.

Price: $399

Buy from: Suit Supply

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