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Suit Jackets, Sport Coats, and Blazers: What’s the Difference?

When you shop at a department store or large clothing retailer, you’ll often see any sort of tailored jacket for sale listed as a “blazer.” But not every jacket with lapels and buttons can accurately bear this name! Read on to learn about the distinctions between suit jackets, sport coats, and blazers. It’s not just brick-and-mortar stores that contribute to confusion around the names of these garments. On eBay, for example, there’s no category for blazers or sport coats, only “Suits and Suit Separates.” All of these factors can lead to misunderstandings about the differences among these three different kinds of jacket. In this article, we’ll clarify the distinctions. Sven Raphael Schneider’s jackets What is a Suit Jacket? A suit...

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