Every man should have at least one sport coat in his clost. Sports coats are perfect to wear to work for a meeting or on a dinner date. They instantly can dress up any outfit and make you look more sophisticated. If you don’t already own a sports coat, then this is a must have, and if you are looking to buy another, then you are in luck. Here are a few tips on where you can buy an excellent sports coat.
Thanks to the necessity of the sports coat, there are a number of places where you can buy one. Major department stores such as Macy’s or Nordstrom’s are an excellent place to begin your search. Their men’s sections sell sports coats in a wide range of styles and colors, and at a number of different price points. You will be sure to find something that you like and that is within your budget.
You can also skip the department store and head straight for independent shops. Stores like J. Crew, Banana Republic and Ralph Lauren always have a number of different sports coats in stock. These stores, however, are often considerably more expensive than others as sports coats retail from anywhere between $150 and $600, unless of course they are on sale. You can find relatively cheaper, but equally nice looking sports coats at stores such as Kohls, Old Navy and Marshalls. You should be able to find a sports coat for under $100 at these stores.
If you are after a cool vintage look or just want to find an even cheaper sports coat, then try your local consignment shop. You may be able to find a very cool looking sports coat there.
As you shop for the perfect sports coat, is important that you bear two things in mind. First, it is all about the fit. If a sports coat doesn’t fit you perfectly you will look somewhat ridiculous wearing it. It will automatically lose its sophistication. So men, remember to pay attention to how the coat fits around your chest and sleeves. If you can’t find a sports coat that perfectly fits you, then it is better to go a size up and get it tailored to fit your body type. It is easier to synch in fabric than it is to add some.
Second, your fabric and color choice is important. If this is your first sports coat, then try to buy a classic navy or grey one, made of cotton or wool. These coats will be the most versatile. If you already own a sports coat like that, then feel free to try out other colors or fabrics.