Does your guy have a Sport Coat? Mike, up until very recently, did not. He had suit jackets, but for some reason whenever he tried to pair them with jeans, it looked...off.
Which is why, on date nights, he either looked ready for work or ready for the weekend. Not really ready for a night on the town with someone fabulous. (Me, in case you didn't catch that. I'm the, uh, someone fabulous.)
I asked my brother, one of the sharpest-dressed guys I know, how to find a good sports coat. "Sometimes you can use a suit coat" he said. "But you have to be careful...it doesn't always work out." Uh, OK. "Just find one that does" says the man for whom guy style is effortless.
According to The Art of Manliness, a Sports Coat (they call it a Sports Jacket), "can be made from wools and cottons of various weights and weaves". Yes. I realize that this describes virtually all suits. However!! They also show a picture of appropriate fabrics, and almost all of the fabrics shown are thicker than typical suit fabrics.
OK. So that's what I went with: winter sports coats = thicker wool.
Lastly, I also wanted to find a really slim, modern cut. Not button-popping slim....just....fitted. In that slightly hipster modern way.
So I ordered a bunch at varying price points and told Mike he could keep one, on the condition that he model them all for the blog. Sigh. That he did, Mamas. THAT HE DID.