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Can I wear TWEED in LOS ANGELES?

post #1 of 73
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Hello Everyone -

As a Canuck living in the middle of the frozen Canadian prairies I could use some advice for dressing appropriately in California during the winter. This week I'm headed to LA for business (OK, it's really Anaheim...) and I have to plan and pack my wardrobe. This is not my 1st time in Anaheim at this time of the year, however I'd like your advice. While there I'll wear a sport coat or blazer & tie in the mornings, will do the sport coat open collar look in the afternoons and - with the exception of one reception where I'll have to put the tie back on - will do jeans and blazer in the evenings.

So what is acceptable this time of year as far as a jacket? Is a nice blue/grey herringbone Harris Tweed out of the picture for one of the mornings? Is this considered too heavy for the climate? I want to take a few different coats so that I don't come across as that dude with only one sport jacket.

Thoughts?
post #2 of 73

I just returned from church where I wore a hound's tooth check tweed shooting coat over my turtleneck.  I was complimented by our exceptionally dapper organist and felt very comfortable during the morning.  Current it continues to threaten drizzle so I will wear it again this afternoon on my way to the fly fishing shop.  Yes, at this time of year a tweed jacket, so long as it isn't one so heavy as to be labeled 'thornproof' or 'keeper's coat' is perfectly suitable.  And welcome to the South Bay.  You will be within 10-15 minutes driving from the HQ of MyTailor.dom.

post #3 of 73
So long as you stay with jeans you'll be fine, LA is not as casual as people make it out to be, I'd feel more comfortable dressed up there than in Seattle. You could get hot in the jacket though fyi, so be prepared to look appropriate if you have to take it off. This is one of my guides for jeans and jackets:

GQFlorenceWeb.jpg
post #4 of 73
Wear what you have posted..most people in this city have no idea what to wear for what anyway:) don't forget your mouse ears if your in Anaheim!
post #5 of 73
I used to. It can get cold at night right on the water, or in the eastern inland towns.
post #6 of 73
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Originally Posted by Svenn View Post

So long as you stay with jeans you'll be fine, LA is not as casual as people make it out to be, I'd feel more comfortable dressed up there than in Seattle. You could get hot in the jacket though fyi, so be prepared to look appropriate if you have to take it off. This is one of my guides for jeans and jackets:
GQFlorenceWeb.jpg

This is the sort of look I usually go with, however I'm going to need to put on some "proper" pants for the daytime.

Assuming a tweed is acceptable, can I also assume that some light flannel pants would work too?
post #7 of 73
Jeans & a tie ? "shudder".
post #8 of 73
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Originally Posted by rcoreytaylor View Post

This is the sort of look I usually go with, however I'm going to need to put on some "proper" pants for the daytime.
Assuming a tweed is acceptable, can I also assume that some light flannel pants would work too?

Ehhhh, trousers, matching or not to the jacket, might be on the edge of being too formal for LA outside the upscale neighborhoods.
post #9 of 73
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Originally Posted by Svenn View Post

Ehhhh, trousers, matching or not to the jacket, might be on the edge of being too formal for LA outside the upscale neighborhoods.

noted - thanks
post #10 of 73
Anaheim and LA are two very different places.
post #11 of 73
Lean towards the casual and you'll be fine.
post #12 of 73

I would be sweating in tweed in LA. If  you have something more breathable like wool or cotton would be better. It was like in the mid 70s here today. 

post #13 of 73
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Originally Posted by YoungAmerican View Post

Anaheim and LA are two very different places.

So.....tweed in Anaheim?
post #14 of 73
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Originally Posted by thewatcher101 View Post

I would be sweating in tweed in LA. If  you have something more breathable like wool or cotton would be better. It was like in the mid 70s here today. 



And where the heck were you?  It was raining and mid-60's down here on the OC border.  Tweed was jes' fahn!

post #15 of 73
No tweed, please. Everyone is being nice and skirting around the question. It's way too formal for So. Cal. And WTF?!?! is up with the picture above. Tie and Jeans *shudder* is correct. If you want, just dark jeans, sports coat, and sports shirt. Ditch the tie and pocket square.
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