I always notice a man in a jacket. It doesn’t have to be a suit, a blazer will do. It is fashionable, grown up, masculine. It is a subtle fashion statement: the man who chooses a jacket over simple tops is ahead of the pack.
It is important for a well dressed man to invest in a couple of blazers in his wardrobe. Blazers instantly dress up jeans or cords, and spice up smart wool trousers. With blazers one can create many different outfits. You can wear a blazer with a monochromatic, a stripped or a checked shirt; with a T-shirt, a polo, or a turtleneck; you can team it with a vest, a bow tie, a tie or nothing at all. See what I mean?
Try and invest in all time classic pieces, such as the D&G example here. It will look as good with a shirt and tie as well as the hoodie. If you already own classic blazers, pick something a bit special, with an interesting detail or in an unconventional pattern like tartan. You’ll be admired for good taste and smart dressing. Perfect!