Traditionally, suits they are meant for dressier, more formal occasions. The jacket that forms part of the suit is fully lined, have a good amount of padding in the shoulders, and have an internal canvass making it “structured”. This structure is what gives the suit clean lines and an air of formality.

For occasions when a suit is not required such as going on a date it’s best to wear an “unstructured” sport coat. An unstructured sport coat is partially lined (typically in the sleeves and upper back), have minimal shoulder padding and does not have an internal canvass giving it a relaxed look. They are generally made of cotton or linen which tend to wrinkle further adding to its casualness. All these characteristics make an unstructured sport coat ideal for the summer time or those living in tropical countries. Continue Reading