Sports jackets, blazers and suit jackets are similar in their fundamental design. Suit jackets are made with single, side or no vents, while sports jackets often are made with a center vent. Blazers typically have side vents. Suit coats and the pants that go with them are typically the same material and color. Sports jackets can be any color and often reflect a pattern such as hounds-tooth, herringbone, or checks. Sports jackets usually arenÂ´t made in striped patterns.
Blazers are traditionally made in solid dark colors; blue, navy, black, burgundy, green, and red. White and ivory are also popular blazer colors.
Blazers are made with gold or silver buttons while sports jackets and suits have buttons that match the cloth fabric they are made from.
The cut of the three styles are similar but sports coats should never be double breasted. Blazers and suits can be single or double breasted. Classic traditional styles usually have one center vent at the back of the jacket. Very traditional jacket styles two side at the back of the jacket. Modern, Italian cut, slim styles have no vents.
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