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The PS had a little stage fright:
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I just feel that a man can always find something better in his closet to wear then tweed.

 

Functionally? There is nothing better than tweed in cold, rainy, weather. I do wear tweed in the city if I happen to be wearing it that day, but I agree about tweed in the evening. I threw on a tweed jacket that I had been wearing in the daytime for dinner once. No one batted an eye, but I felt eerily out of place.

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This is excellent. Perfectly appropriate for the context of a walk in a park.

 

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The PS had a little stage fright: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Nice suit. Difficult to tell from the photo, but putting this one together with the last one you showed us of it, I suspect that the waistcoat may benefit  from a touch of tailoring to get it to fit a little closer through the waist.

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Functionally? There is nothing better than tweed in cold, rainy, weather. I do wear tweed in the city if I happen to be wearing it that day, but I agree about tweed in the evening. I threw on a tweed jacket that I had been wearing in the daytime for dinner once. No one batted an eye, but I felt eerily out of place.

Functionally I think you'll find that polartec fleece and goretex trump tweed in cold rainy weather. Now if you want function paired with style you may have a case!
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Functionally I think you'll find that polartec fleece and goretex trump tweed in cold rainy weather. Now if you want function paired with style you may have a case!

 

Context bro, context. That polarfleece and goretex is not being considered is implicit. Or do we want to go down this road?

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Btw, I know exactly how awesome polar fleece and gortex is. I lived in Alaska for 5 years. lol

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Context bro, context. That polarfleece and goretex is not being considered is implicit. Or do we want to go down this road?

Only joshin CM. but you'd be amazed how many people I know back home in England go looking for a 'decent winter coat' and splash out ridiculous piles of cash for what look like overpriced cagoules to me. Maybe the SW&D people are more into this but it baffles me the amount of money some people are happy to put down for extruded nylon!
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Only joshin CM.

 

I know. I red back my first comment and was like "Man, that sounds like I'm upset." lol Sorry brah.

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This is excellent. Perfectly appropriate for the context of a walk in a park.

 

 

Nice suit. Difficult to tell from the photo, but putting this one together with the last one you showed us of it, I suspect that the waistcoat may benefit  from a touch of tailoring to get it to fit a little closer through the waist.

I've had it tailored already, you can really see it when I'm not wearing the jacket. 

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Monkeyface, I REALLY like this.
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Last day in the 14 day working-challenge ends with this 3-pieces suit from Kiton

 

 

 

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Edited by DonCologne - 10/13/13 at 9:42am
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Originally Posted by DonCologne View Post
 

Last day in the 14 day working-challenge ends with this 3-pieces suit from Kiton

 

Got to say, I've really enjoyed some of the fits you've shown us over the past fortnight (not so much today's, but on average, they've been really good). I used to give little challenges to myself back when I used to do runs of night shifts, to alleviate the tedium, so I can relate to that aspect too.

 

 

 

Regarding the brief discussion upthread about the alleged impropriety of wearing tweed in the evening: I have to say this forum generates really odd ideas sometimes. Sure, if you're going to a fairly formal restaurant in a big city, then it's not the best choice. But there are many restaurants (including some very respected ones, even if we use the crude sledgehammer of the Michelin guide to judge these things) where it would not only be be entirely appropriate, but more appropriate to the setting than an evening out type of suit. They just happen not to be located in big city centres, but out in the countryside or in provincial towns. Go a further step down from that level to include the large swathe of regionally or locally respected gastropub type of restaurant, and it would certainly be much more appropriate to be in tweed rather than a dark flannel suit and satin tie and the like. You'd definitely be at the smarter end of the scale, but without being overdressed versus the ambience of the place.

 

Going out to dinner doesn't automatically generate a single level of required formality, even within the same food quality range or (in fact, even more imprecise) price range. The exact setting and desired ambience of the restaurant matter much more.

 

(this is all ignoring the more fundamental point that very few people - especially men - bother to dress smartly for dinner at all, even to places that it would be nice for them to do so. As we're on SF, it's a given that we're going to care enough to do so, so the issue of dressing appropriately to the context is more relevant).

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I agree with Holdfast in that respect. In a more casual environment I'm sure he would be considered over dressed, based on today's standards. I guess, as always, the rules go back to dress for the occasion/venue.
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Originally Posted by MGD83 View Post

I just feel that a man can always never find something better in his closet to wear than tweed.

My 2 cents.

FTFY, tweed hater! Well, everything depends on context of course.

What I wore to dinner last night:


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Edited by EFV - 10/13/13 at 12:46pm
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Nicely said, Holdfast. I just don't think it is necessary/appropriate to wear a suit every time you go to eat after the sun has gone down. 

 

As for AAS' particular outfit, I like it, but to immediately contradict my point above, I wonder if it would it have been more "acceptable" if the color palette was darker?

 

Always interesting to see how everyone balances the menswear "rules" in order to dress appropriately. Good stuff.

 

 

Also, Murlsquirl - that looks great!

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