Lifestyle August 31, 2011 at 12:00 am

A Fall Suggestion:The Tweed Blazer

Abena Agyeman-Fisher | Editor-in-chief, F2FA

Abena Agyeman-Fisher August 31, 2011 at 12:00 am

August 31, 2011 at 12:00 am | Lifestyle


With the Fall season fast approaching, you should consider adding the Tweed Blazer to your wardrobe arsenal. Tweed is a fall fabric well known for its versatility, quality, and warmth.

There’s a level of prestige that comes from wearing a tweed blazer partially if not strongly associated with Englishmen roots from being the preferred jacket of hunters, to the pipe smoking gentlemen; the tweed blazer has stitched itself into the history and closets of men.

Because of the many material blends that come with a Tweed Blazer, I would suggest you make the investment to purchasing one of higher quality. If properly maintained, the years of use will make up for the initial investment 3 times over.

In terms of versatility the Blazer can be your choice whether you're going to work with slacks and a button down, or for a weekend out with friends with a T-shirt and Jeans. In the colder months of fall you can add accessories like gloves and scarves to your ensemble to get the most out of your Blazer.

You can find the tweed blazer in most men shops. While stores like J. Crew and Ralph Lauren carry the modern version with slimmer cuts, stores like Sims and The Men's Warehouse will carry more of the vintage style (leather elbow patches, leather buttons) which would require a trip to the tailor before use.
   
So when it's time to start shopping for the fall be sure to add the Tweed Blazer to your list. You'll have an aggressive yet cool look that won't require a Tobacco pipe or a hunting rifle.

 

 

About the Author:

Samuel Kwakyeh is the Business Manager at The Distinguished Urban Society. An online magazine dedicated to cataloging the fashion sense, outlook and lifestyle of today’s urban gentleman through articles, vivid imagery and opinion.
For more information Visit: www.TheDuSociety.com

 

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