Questions about Athletic Fit Blazers
What is an athletic fit blazer?
An athletic fit blazer is similar to a slim fit blazer in that it should hug your body tightly. The goal is to avoid that boxy, unappealing look that many standard fit off-the-rack suit jackets offer. The main difference in athletic fit vs. slim fit is that athletic fitting blazers are more tapered and give more space in the chest, upper arms, and shoulders to accommodate the muscles that men with athletic builds possess.
How should an athletic fit blazer fit?
Athletic fit blazers should fit snugly and should look to be tapered to your body.
How do I know if I need an athletic fit blazer?
If you have an athletic body type then odds are you are going to want an athletic fit blazer. If you are someone who lifts weights often and takes care of their body then you likely have a strong chest, shoulders, and arms but a slim waist and will need an athletic fit blazer. Let’s say you are 6 foot tall and 180 pounds or 6′ 3″ and weigh 215 lbs then you are likely an athletic fit. If you played sports your whole life and still exercise, you likely are an athletic fit.
What should I look for when buying an athletic fit blazer?
In my opinion, there are two things that make a great athletic fit blazer. The first thing an athletic-fit blazer should have is a tapered fit. The blazer should give space in the upper body and taper down around the waist. The second thing is quality performance or stretch-fit fabrics. Performance or stretch-fit fabrics are typically a mix of cotton or wool combined with spandex, polyester, and or elastane. The stretch fabric is important because it allows you to get a tight-fitting suit that isn’t uncomfortable. Brands like State & Liberty have mastered the performance fabric blend providing for an incredibly tapered yet comfortable and breathable suit jacket.
Can I wear an athletic fit blazer to a formal occasion?
You can absolutely wear an athletic fit blazer to a formal occasion. Formal occasions are all about looking your best and if you have an athletic-fit body type you will only look good in an athletic fitting blazer as traditional fits will give you a loose and unappealing relaxed look.
How should I care for an athletic fit blazer?
Every brand is going to have different care instructions so I recommend checking the label and the company’s website for proper care instructions. One thing I will note though is that if you have the right brand, like State & Liberty, caring for your athletic fit blazer is super easy and convenient. I have worn and traveled with my State & Liberty countless times and still have never needed to get it dry cleaned or even iron it. Thanks to the stretch fit wrinkle resistant fabrics all I do is hang it up and it’s as good as new every time.