Suit jacket? Blazer? Sports jacket? What's the difference?

DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - There are certain types of clothing that men often use interchangeably, leaving many confused about the differences between one item and another.

Most often, I see this confusion where the blazer, sports coat and suit jacket are concerned. Each piece has unique elements that distinguish it from the others.

It’s important for men to understand the differences among blazers, sports coats and suit jackets — especially in the workplace. Many in the professional world consider not knowing these differences a common mistake men make when dressing professionally. 

Suit jackets
Designers create suit jackets strictly to be worn with matching pants as part of a full suit. Suit jackets are the most formal of the three and come in a variety of materials. They:

-Are fully lined
-Have buttons that coordinate subtly with the garment

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