Importance of business casual sport coats and blazers
At first, sport coats (or blazers or jackets) may seem too formal to be considered business casual, but in reality they can be very important for more formal occasions or for
when you want stand out from the crowd. Sport coats give the wearer more authority and respect...especially when other people in the room are
only dressed in dress shirts. For more formal occasions like presentations or dinners, blazers may be the norm. More practically, they can
also be used to keep the wearer warm when it is cold.
Difference between sport coats and blazers
The origins of the words "sport coat" and "blazer" go back into history for the purpose of the jacket. Sport coats were used
for the sport of hunting while blazers were used for yachting. This typically meant that a blazer would be navy blue in color
and have decorative crest or shiny buttons. On the other hand, sport coats were traditionally found in muted tones and
made of wool or other heavier materials. However, in modern fashion, two are typically interchanged and the differences no
longer are important since we typically do not use blazers for either hunting or sailing. On this web site we think of the two interchangeably.
That said, there is a notable difference between sport coats / blazers and suit jackets. Suit jackets are not as formal as suits, but typically
are sold with a matching pair of pants. On the other hand, sport coats and blazers can be easily mixed and matched with any pair of pants
(that match of course!).
Description of business casual Blazer
Sport coats are not a required component of a business casual outfit, but are recommended for more formal occasions. In certain industries and
locations sport coats are more common (especially with senior people), but a typical dress code does not warrant a blazer. For the average person,
sport coats can be used during more formal occasions such as formal dinners, important meetings or used to make a great first impression.
Almost all dress shoes are appropriate to wear with a business casual outfit.
Our selection of business casual Sport Coats
BCasual.com offers the largest selection of sport coats and blazers for business casual occasions. We provide options from the best
sportcoat brands in a variety of colors, styles and sizes. Leveraging the best options from other retailers across the web, we provide
links to the highest quality jackets. Learn more about brands that sell business casual sport coats
Furthermore, all of our sport coats have been reviewed by our staff to ensure
that they are appropriate for business casual settings. If you would like advice or more information about what
type of sport blazer is appropriate for any business casual occasion, you can find more information here.