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With the temperature in the shade at 93F, and a dew point of 70F, naturally, thoughts turn to tweed! Not to wear of course, but rather to aid in envisioning a sublime season of crisp breezes, cool dark shade and gentle late afternoon light.

Not necessarily Flanderian recommended, but rather some provocative and thought provoking ensembles featuring lovely tweeds.

https://tweedlandthegentlemansclub.blogspot.com/2016/05/tweed-more-tweed-2.html







 

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The last / I really like. For the second to last, I think I'd opt for a light blue shirt just for some contrast.
That would be nice, but overdone a bit as the tweed theme is here, I must confess to an affinity for these colors and textures, including the dark olive shirt. I like darker shirts as an ultra casual rustic option with tweeds and cords. It suits my gloomy nature and allows me to fade into the corner of a dark, wood paneled tap room.
 

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Dark corners of paneled tap rooms are some of my favorite locations in all the world. Oddly, up here in the gloomy PNW the tap rooms seem mostly to be paneled in light wood. Oh well, so long as the beer engines are working I can tolerate a lack of brooding dark.:beer: At least now I can. A year and a half ago brooding gloom was what i sought out.:(
 
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^ Were someone to put a gun to my head (not beyond the bounds of possibility) and force me to choose I would, albeit reluctantly, choose the third option. Pale blue bengal shirts suggest a cool crispness wholly at odds with warm fuzzy tweed. However, my agreement with you that it is a devil and the deep blue sea scenario.
 

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Third picture is an obscenity.
I am not disappointed! :happy:

Worse than the blue bengal stripe shirt with tweed dissonance?
Oh, come now! Collar aside, it's a classic pairing on this side of the pond. (Depending on who you ask.) You are free to hate it, but it's hardly unusual. I see enough contrast among pattern and color of all three elements to have it work for me.

But I'm not happy with this collar in it's pinned state. I like pinned collars, but the geometry is off on that one.
 

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Oh, come now! Collar aside, it's a classic pairing on this side of the pond. (Depending on who you ask)
You are free to hate it, but it's hardly unusual. I see enough contrast among pattern and color of all three elements to have it work for me.

But I'm not happy with this collar in it's pinned state. I like pinned collars, but the geometry is off on that one.
That it is hardly unusual is somewhat rather beside the point for it remains dissonant. I stand quite firmly behind my assertion that the cool crispness suggested by a light blue bengal is wholly at odds with warm fuzzy tweed. Similarly I would counsel against a woolen tattersal shirt with a navy blazer- in the unlikely event of anyone suggesting such a fiendish combination.
 
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