The classic tailored staple that’s scholastic but still punk, plaid blazers hit a sweet spot between ‘70s Lower East Side style, ‘80s business power dressing and an office-hours-will-be-held-on-campus-between-three-and-five-o’clock-on-Thursdays kind of aesthetic. Into the oversized suiting thing? Pair your oversized plaid blazer with oversized trouser bottoms for confident big suit energy that will capture the room and hold the audience. Or a checkered blazer with good jeans for a cool, easy outfit solution to that birthday dinner you said you’d go to after work. Plaid is a high-return fabric because it brings out the very best in other luxe fabrics, like wools and silks and chunky ribbed corduroys. Pair wisely then go get some compliments. And please take note: while our collection of plaid and checkered blazers are good at doing business and hitting career milestones, they’re also equally good at dimly-lit situations and OOO moments. Try one layered over a mini dress with boots and you’ll see what we mean. The verdict is that plaid blazers are there for it all. They check all possible boxes. Go take a peruse.