LONDON (Web Desk) – Knowing the difference between a suit coat, blazer, sport coat and jacket can be confusing to the point that all these terms can appear to mean the same thing.

Here’s some information, selected from a fashion and style website Parisian Gentleman, that will help clarify the confusion.

The classic blazer is blue with contrasting gold, copper, or silver buttons. Nowadays though, most any button type can be used with blazers.


A sports coat is an odd coat worn with non-matching trousers. Sports coat fabric usually has a pattern like plaid, but also can be a solid color with textured cloth like tweed or flannel.

B & Tailor Sports Coat

Think specific sports attire or dinner attire when you use the word jacket. For example a shooting jacket features a special suede panel sewn on the side of the chest the hunter uses to aim his rifle.

norfolk shooting : hunting jacket

A dinner jacket is a black or midnight blue men’s formal jacket without tails, single or double-breasted, and two or three-piece–widely known as a tuxedo.

Cifonelli Smoking Jacket