From Jay-Z’s Inauguration Day Tom Ford suit to Justin Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie” single, all eyes are on well dressed men. These fellas know the ladies aren’t the only ones who can turn heads with their sartorial choices. And a suit is a no-brainer when it comes to stepping in to a grown man style. If you’re not ready to invest in a full suit, a standout suit jacket is a must. They work well with dress trousers, khakis and even dark denim. Whether your style leans more towards sophisticated or laid back, these jackets will up your fashion game in an instant.
For the Forward Thinker:
Nix the basic wool jacket for this smooth velvet number.
For the Risk Taker:
It’s not your ordinary blue, black or brown jacket, but can work well when anchored with neutrals or go all out like Kanye in a head to toe colorful ensemble.
For the Dapper Don:
No crazy prints, patterns or hues needed. Jay-Z proves it’s all about a strong presence and proper fit.
For the Trendsetter:
Prints are still going strong and plaid never goes out of style.
For the Classy Fellow:
Haggar Textured Pinstripe Suit Jacket ($180, kohls.com)
Pinstripes aren’t just for the office or Sunday morning service. There’s tons of versatility with this classic style.
-Patrice J. Williams
Patrice J. Williams is a NYC-based writer and budget style expert behind Looking Fly on a Dime. She dishes on fashionable, affordable solutions for those who want to look their best without maxing out their budget. Her motto is your style is never determined by your wallet. Follow her on Twitter: @FlyonaDime