One of my favorite things about the fall season is having the opportunity to wear my beloved tweed sport jackets. Therefore I couldn’t be happier when I found a couple of them a few weeks ago in a local thrift store. In my opinion, a tweed sports jacket is an essential bastion of classic menswear, and is the cornerstone of my fall wardrobe. A tweed jacket is very versatile in the sense that they can be worn with either denim or casual trousers. My personal favorites are those have strands contrasting colors running throughout the pattern.
Tweed originated in Scotland in the 18th century and is traditionally a coarse cloth woven from pure virgin wool, usually in earthy colors. According to legend, the name “tweed” came from a copying error. A London cloth merchant misspelled the Scottish word tweel, as tweed. The word is derived from the word tweeled (meaning twilled). The rugged cloth’s great wind and water resistant qualities made it an essential for shooting, fly-fishing and other country sport activities.
Now although, I do not partake in any country sport activities, the tweed blazer provides a great insulation for those brisk fall days in Buffalo, NY, that are often needed. In my opinion, tweed blazers carry a certain kind of low-key sophistication, especially since it most commonly worn by well-educated gentleman such as doctors and college professors. However, I could not conclude this post without shifting the attention to my recently polished vintage brogues, this was my first attempt at polishing shoes and I am very pleased with the final result.
Blazer by Levi’s Strauss Company, Shirt by Ralph Lauren , Tie by Givenchy, Jeans by H&M, Shoes by Stuart McGuire, Watch by FAO Schwarz by Fossil