Old Navy Twill Blazer – $49.50
So what if it’s from Old Navy? Good luck trying to find a better looking, simple, and comfortable blazer for less than $90 anywhere else. Invest about $15 worth of tailoring in it and guaranteed it’ll look way better with a pair of jeans than this blazer from Alfani Red.
Why? The key to wearing a blazer with jeans, or any other casual pants… is the shoulder. It’s got to be about as natural as possible. You don’t want to have that squared off linebacker look in either your blazers or your suit jackets, but it looks extra awkward if you’re wearing a pair of jeans on the lower half of your body. Old Navy Blazers accomplish the natural shoulder look very well. And for an extremely small price.
The twill is good for year round, but since the warmer months are coming up Old Navy has just released some Linen Blend Blazers as well. Might be a good idea to keep an eye on those for sales.
Look, you’re probably still rolling your eyes. Old Navy Blazers are comfortable,
they look great with a pair of dress boots and dark wash jeans, and they’re insanely inexpensive. Paired with a plain white or blue well fitting oxford and it’s a home run. Pick one of these blazers up, have it brought in by your tailor so it hugs your body, and feel good knowing that thanks to your money saving ways your date can now order whatever she wants the next night yo’re out on the town.