The non-tweedy tweed thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by radicaldog, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    Many here like tweed. Some of them live in cities, and/or are under 87, and/or don't like looking like extras from All Creatures Great and Small. I think it's also desirable to avoid Pitti-esque looks. So, let's collect a few pictures for inspiration purposes. The ensembles posted need not be perfect, so long as they provide some interesting ideas for how to wear tweed in non-costumey ways. I'll start:

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    Interestingly, it seems to me that all the above ensembles look/would have looked better without pocket squares.
     


  2. Master Squirrel

    Master Squirrel Senior member

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    Okay. I guess I live in a city where tweed is a regular feature... so I am not sure what you mean about the "costumey ways". Unless people are trying to look like us again -- Williamsburg, NY... I am looking at you. The photos are about what you'd find on the street here -- 'cept more Peruvian knit hats and gloves. In fact it being March, a good tweed jacket would be an excellent choice out and around the lakes in the pub today (or being St. Patricks) .

    Are you in a part of the world where tweed is costumey?
     


  3. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    ^ Not at all -- I'm in England. But even here a man in his early thirties does look a bit ridiculous in tweed coat, flannel trousers, heavy brogues, paisley tie, etc.
     


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    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    I was all in on this look until you got to the end bit....
     
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  5. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    No paisley, equally or more bucolic:

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    johanm Senior member

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    I'm with you. I'm only comfortable wearing tweed with jeans or casual cotton pants. Sweater ok but no tie.
     


  7. Master Squirrel

    Master Squirrel Senior member

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    Okay, you are making sense to me now. Tweed is often paired with jeans here.
     


  8. AmericanGent

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    I just purchased a tweed suit w/ moleskin waistcoat from Walker Slater of Edinburgh, Scotland. It will be here on Monday.
    The reason I post this here is that I believe that they are taking classic tweed and making it work for 25-45 years olds. If you are looking for a more modern cut tweed item this might be a good store for you to check out. You might find a piece that you can use in a non-traditional setting.

    Their online store is not up yet, but should be soon: http://www.walkerslater.com/

    Here is the tweed I purchased- pictures sent to me from Issy, a very helpful employee of WS. I went with the brown waistcoat.

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    P.S. The tweed cloth is woven in Scotland, but the suits are made in Spain.

    -edited for spelling
     
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