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Mixing tweeds

thekunk07

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Hi gents-

Is there a standard answer as far as mixing tweeds. Let's say a charcoal tweed jacket with donegal brown tweed pants?
 

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I never see anyone pull it off. Mix the jacket with a fine wool twill pant, corduroy or flannel.
 

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I think this one is a case by case judgement. Theoretically, IMO, it can work. But they have to be very different tweeds; I'm not a fan of mixing different colourways of similar weaves/patterns. So a big & bold herringbone b&w jacket with a fat yarn might work with a subtle dark donegal pair of trousers in a much smaller yarn... but two plaids or two donegals together would be unlikely to work. The easier/surer option would be to use a different type of trouser as psg suggests.
 

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I think this one is a case by case judgement. Theoretically, IMO, it can work. But they have to be very different tweeds; I'm not a fan of mixing different colourways of similar weaves/patterns. So a big & bold herringbone b&w jacket with a fat yarn might work with a subtle dark donegal pair of trousers in a much smaller yarn... but two plaids or two donegals together would be unlikely to work. The easier/surer option would be to use a different type of trouser as psg suggests.

I used to do it successfully with one combination; I wore a heather tweed jacket without a pattern,
but a great deal of texture, with brownish tweed trousers which were kind of barlycorn with a subtle
overplaid. In a way I am cheating because the jacket, while tweed, is a uniform color. I still have both.
The jacket almost fits- for the trousers I'll need liposuction.
 

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