If one were to commission one's first tweed suit - most probably a three-piece - which patten/fabric should be recommended? The problem with tweed is that the range of patterns is bewildering and the strictures that usually obtain for business suits - and that make the choice of first business suits easier - don't apply.
I'd certainly start with a herringbone. Depending on your hair and complexion you can either go greys/blues or lighter browns/olives. These are perfectly acceptable around town and not too stuffy for the suburbs and the countryside. Fond as I am of this Lovat
It's a bit much for downtown . . .