A blazer is the ultimate fashion item that every man should have in his wardrobe. Whether you're looking to style up a casual outfit or tone down a formal suit, a high-quality blazer is the perfect multi-purpose garment.

When it comes to men's fashion, there is almost no faux pas as big as an ill-fitting blazer, and the majority are aware of this but still struggle to find the right blazer for them.

Below, we've created a guide to five types of blazer styles to help guide you towards the perfect new addition to your wardrobe.


A regular fit blazer is the traditional style of blazer that fits a man's body well without hugging it too tightly. The cut fits comfortably and slightly loosely around the chest and abdomen, tailored to fit the person wearing it while still allowing them space to move in it.

As the classic' blazer style, regular fit blazers are incredibly popular with men of all ages and walks of life. They are the perfect smart addition to an everyday work outfit, they are great for wearing to formal events, such as christenings or graduation ceremonies, and they are tailored without being overly fitted, which makes them one of the most comfortable styles of blazer.


A slim fit blazer is tailored to fit the body more snugly than a regular fit blazer. These slim blazers are brought in more at the waist and chest, with narrower shoulders and fitted sleeves. The contours of the body are accentuated by the slimmer-fitting fabric, giving the blazer a sharper look.

Slim fit blazers have been steadily been growing in popularity over the years, predominantly due to younger generations seeking out alternatives to the classic regular fit blazer. Slim fit shirts and trousers are also becoming more popular, so it makes sense that blazers are experiencing a similar boom.


Skinny fit blazers are designed for men with slim builds because they fit incredibly snugly around the chest and waist, with tight sleeves to match. Because of how brought-in the fabric is, a skinny fit blazer will be very uncomfortable to wear if your build doesn't quite match it.

Like the slim fit blazers, skinny fit blazers have also experienced an influx in popularity due to younger men seeking out less traditional and slightly less formals of the classic blazer. A skinny fit blazer looks great over a casual outfit, such as jeans and a t-shirt, so it is definitely multi-purpose.


A single-breasted blazer is as classic as they come. This type of blazer has a single column of buttons and is buttoned up with a small overlap of fabric. These blazers look great done up or left unbuttoned, depending on the look you are going for.

Single-breasted blazers are well-loved in the fashion industry because they go with so many different outfits. The majority of suits have single-breasted blazers because they look suave, well-fitting and complement the wearer's body type. Though they can also be very formal, single-breasted blazers are a bit more subtle than double-breasted blazers.


Double-breasted blazers are one of the most formal types of blazer, and they certainly look the part. They have two parallel rows of buttons, with a much wider overlap when buttoned up. Unlike the single-breasted blazers, they should be worn buttoned up to fully fit the wearer's body.

Most commonly, a double-breasted blazer is worn as part of a full suit. They are a popular choice of formal attire for events like weddings, funerals and black-tie events. Because of how they encompass the body, double-breasted blazers are typically more popular with taller men, though they can be tailored to suit any physique.

All five types of blazer are designed to fit well, look good and boost the wearer's confidence. Once you've found your perfect blazer, you'll be able to wear it to any occasion you like, giving every outfit a fashionable, formal touch.