When the dress code is business casual but the forecast warns of oppressive heat, the right choice is a blazer made of summer-weight fabric. The material should be lightweight and breathable, with the top candidates being linen, cotton, hemp and lightweight wool.
Ideally, the blazer is also unlined — a style that cuts unnecessary weight and softens the silhouette for a more casual aesthetic. Summer-weight blazers work well with everything from chinos and a tie to jeans and a t-shirt, and with proper preparation for the upcoming heat, you can stay cool without sacrificing style.
Outerknown Ambassador Blazer
This blazer is cut from a linen-wool blend that is strengthened with a touch of nylon. The design features a notch lapel, a two-button closure, seams finished with an organic cotton binding and Bemberg-polyester-lined sleeves.
Beams Plus 3 Butto Seersucker Blazer
Club Monaco Grant Linen Suit Jacket
Lardini Unstructured Linen Blazer
Made in Italy, this linen blazer includes shirt-style buttoned cuffs, making it a great option for more casual occasions. The design features notch lapels, two front patch-pockets and buffalo horn buttons.
Man 1924 Kennedy Linen Blazer
Officine Generale Unstructured Herringbone Linen-Blend Suit Jacket
Eidos Unstructured Linen Blazer
Rubinacci Unstructured Herringbone Linen Blazer
Lardini Unstructured Cotton Blazer
Loro Piana Virgin Wool and Hemp Blend Hopsack Blazer
This jacket is a unique blen of 55 percent virgin wool and 45 percent hemp. The textured fabric is comfortable and breathable, and the blazer’s desing includes notch lapels, a double vent a three-button closure and buffalo horn buttons.
In the warmer months, lightweight chinos provide a cooler alternative to jeans. The fabric, which usually weighs under seven ounces per yard, is far more comfortable when the mercury rises. Read the Story