Tweed is a classic.
For men, it's a wardrobe staple.
It's an expanded Essential Wardrobe item.
We borrowed it from the Brits but here's how to make it your own...
- decide whether to go single or double-breasted: double-breasted is instantly more formal and, frnakly, uptight
- how many buttons? tradition would tell you two to keep it simple as you on-and-off
- what kind of pattern are you going for?herringbone, Prince of Wales, donegal, Prestwick, houndstooth, etc
- what color family? if you do herringbone, it's almost for sure to be in black-and-white, and the rest are best in the brown/neutral/taupe family.
- what kind of lady do you want on your arm (if any)? tweed has a classic, professorial air to it so keeping it slightly unstructured and more relaxed will get you a look that is a mix between old money and rock star ~ that seems like the way to go!
Which tweed is more you? We love the herringbone jacket, Paul Smith black plaid jacket, and J.Crew Ludlow harris tweed blazer.