A quality custom sport coat is one of the foundations of a man’s wardrobe. A key indicator of style and distinctiveness, it can add an air of formality to a weekday outfit, and it can elevate a casual weekend look. Just as every man is unique, here are three ways you can make a custom sport coat that is as distinctive as you are.
- Fit – A custom blazer that is fit to your measurements will feel better and look better on you than an off-the-rack jacket. It should contour to the shape of your shoulders to give you a relaxed feel when you wear it. It should fit you properly at the waist so that it doesn’t look boxy and gives you a slimmer appearance. We’ve been fitting men for custom sport coats at John H. Daniel for over 90 years and can make one for you that will quickly become the go-to jacket in your closet.
- Fabric – Whether bold colors and patterns to stand out in the crowd, or a subtle tonal option, sport coat fabrics run the gamut for every taste and occasion. If it is your first sport coat, start with something basic that won’t be obvious when you inevitably have to wear it two days in a row; if you’re building out a larger collection, don’t be afraid to step out and make a statement. Get noticed and always look the part.
- Functionality – A custom sport coat is perhaps the most versatile piece of clothing a man can own. Polish up a business casual look to impress the boss or pair it with jeans dressed to impress your date.
Once you’re dressed for any occasion, think about adding an extra bit of personalization to the look. Commemorate an event, honor a memory, or advertise your business with a custom jacket lining. And always, a well-chosen pocket square not only shows polish, it can become a hallmark of your unique style. Think of selecting a pocket square as an art, not a science. There are no hard and fast rules.
The expert wardrobe consultants at John H. Daniel can help you take your look to the next level, whether it is with your first custom sport coat, your 15th, or the perfect pocket square to go with each one.
We’d love to make your next sport coat. Come in for a relaxing visit with one of our knowledgeable wardrobe advisors in Knoxville. We’ll show you fabrics, options, and make building your own custom jacket an easy experience. Book an appointment online below or call us to book via phone. Let us become your Tennessee tailoring tradition.