I'm looking for a plain blue jacket that would be versatile enough either to wear with jeans to a bar in the evening or with smart trousers (blue, cream, brown) for work when it's a fairly casual day.
I think what I am looking for is what you guys call a "sports jacket" - but honestly, here in the UK I never hear that phrase and if it is used it almost exclusively seems to refer to a tweedy jacket for hunting in.
John Lewis has this one - I like the look of the cut in the picture, but is it not a jacket that is meant to be worn as part of a suit?
They have this one, too, which looks identical to me but they describe as a "suit jacket"
I was just wondering if anyone could confirm whether the first one is the sort of jacket you could get away with wearing with odd trousers to work, on a formal day, or for a social event? Or is it a misdescribed suit jacket that would look out of place without its matching trousers?
Any good suggestions for similar sort of jackets in the same price range roughly?
Also I'm not very good at matching patterns in my head - would this sort of jacket be wearable with a nice pair of formal brown checked trousers I own?