What is the difference between a sport coat and a blazer?
This is a common question in the world of selling on eBay and Etsy today and I am not sure why buy I hope that I can help some sellers walk away today feeling more knowledgeable about it the next time they go out sourcing for these items.
The Sport Coat
Derived from the old tweed style coats that were worn hunting or as smoking jackets for sporting activities such as shooting clay with shotguns and other activities. They designed to be heavier in order to be a bit more durable yet still stylish and were often worn hunting in history. Sport Coats often have very contemporary designs usually sporting interesting and eye catching patterns and the more valuable one having leather or suede patches over the shoulders and elbows. Here are some more examples of sport coats that you will see today that will sell for big profits and help you make money on eBay.
Blazers are a tad bit dressier than a sport coat however they are not as formal as a suit jacket would be. A blazer defined though history is navy/blue/or black with gold or pewter buttons however there are now some blazers being made from other materials that are lighter or designed to be traveled with easier such as polyester or cotton. Below are some examples of some common blazers.
Last but not least the suit jacket. This is the most formal of the three options. Suit jackets are made fro, wool, cotton, and linen and are usually sold with matching pants. There are two keys to defining a suit jacket over the other two style:
1.) It is intended and sold to be worn with the matching color style of pants
2.) It is made out of a nicer fabric than than the other 2 usually over 80 thread count….this is not a rule but a general trend.
Here are some examples
Now all of these jackets can be styled with dress pants and khakis alike as long as they all compliment each other and look desirable so no jacket is ever off the market online and there will always be a buyer.
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