When in doubt, follow tradition—especially when it comes to something as of-the-moment as the double-breasted blazer.

Which brings us to the latest double-breasted blazer from Hart Schaffner Marx and Steven Alan, which should serve as the benchmark (it’s part of a fall collection of American-made suiting at Steven Alan). The lapels are the right amount of conservative, the shoulders are unfussy, the length isn’t too short, and it’s cut with just enough room to let you fasten both buttons if you so choose. Not to knock the perfectly good options coming out of Italy, but this blazer is spot-on—not to mention the use of a floating canvas construction makes this a wise investment.

Consider this one a blogger-blue chip.

—N.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Najib Benouar