The country suit is one of my favorite articles of clothing. Nothing seems more dashing than a well-cut tweed and a pair of brown brogues on a crisp fall day. But I wonder if the tweed suit has passed the point of no return on its way up the stairs to the attic of sartorial anachronisms (no doubt elbowing its way past the bowler and spats to find a suitable resting space). Am I getting carried away? Anyway, Lucky Strike had a some very nice pictures of himself wearing a country suit a couple of weeks ago that started me thinking about this again. Is it even possible to buy a rtw tweed suit these days? If anybody does wear them, I'd be curious to know how and where they do it. I love tweeds or anything with a little itch and texture--and yet somehow always feel more comfortable and at ease in a suit. For example, the other night when going out to dinner I instinctively reached for a flannel chalk stripe suit in alternative to both some odd jacket and a suit with more refined cloth. So a nice tweed suit is close to a perfect thing for me. Could such a suit do duty in a corporate casual environment? Or is it now the sole province of eccentrics?
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9/29/06 at 10:59am