The sports coat and why you need one

Sport coat – “A men’s casual lounge jacket designed to be worn on its own without matching trousers, traditionally for sporting purposes and often in a patterned fabric”

The sport coat traditionally originated in the British aristocracy because they wanted a jacket suitable for outdoor pursuits such as shooting and riding that would go with their riding jodhpurs and tweed trousers.

You may not have thought about getting one before but a sports coat is a perfect addition to your casual/smart casual wardrobe. It’s the type of jacket you can rely on when you aren’t quite sure what the dress code is as it instantly smartens up a casual outfit but you can also just hang it up if you look too formal.

It will become a very versatile piece in your wardrobe that you can slip on and off whatever the season or occasion, we would say they are the least formal jacket in the sartorial world. Often only half-lined and sometimes without a canvas giving them a very relaxed look

Have a look at some of our favorite sports coats and see how they could slot into your wardrobe:

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