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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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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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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.
I think think the dissonance is in the eye of the beholder. I like Bengal stripe shirts and tweeds, but that doesn't mean I like any Bengal stripe shirt with tweed. The shirt and jacket at issue is in-bounds, if not ideal. There are some things I'd like to change, such as having larger stripe, and I'd prefer oxford cloth.

This one is, to me, is out-of-bounds for many reasons.



I don't personally wear wool shirts under jackets, but would find that perfectly in keeping with a tweed, for any who wished to wear it. A bit too rustic under a blazer. Under a navy homespun tweed such as the one the OP, it would look fine.

I think the underlying issue is different aesthetics. From my experience, many Brits like their crispness extra crispy. Americans tend to like to fuzz it up a bit. Is one right and one wrong? In this instance, I think not.

Edit: I misremembered the thread in which I posted the homespun navy tweed. (We'll plead a Senior Moment.:redface:)

This is said jacket -

 

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Discussion Starter · #27 · (Edited)
Perhaps I am tended towards an overly rigid perspective, although perhaps not? A further example of a shirt pairing, seen often worn, but which I disdain being bold gingham with a sober suit. Whether or not the dissonance is in the eye of the beholder speaks to a subjectivity which may ultimately eliminate any possibilty of objectivity. Do we not then deny our ability to dissuade such chaps as the Hoboken white dinner jacket and jeans proponent?
We need not. Though, ultimately, each of our opinions is at its roots subjective. And perhaps it is necessary to examine and compare the difference in the origins of each. ;)

As an amusing aside, whilst googling to establish the prevalence of this bengal/tweed look I happened upon a phenomenon hitherto unknown to me: pinterest. I had not imagined that a more vacuous manner in which to waste one's time than Facebook could be conceived of. I was sadly mistaken.
Forgive my misogyny, but in this we are in complete agreement. The origins of Facebook, as I understand them, was to allow adolescent girls to trade photographs. I am not an adolescent girl.
 

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Discussion Starter · #30 · (Edited)
Hmmph! Whilst we were PMing you assured me that you were an adolescent girl. :icon_pale:
My name Peggy.



More seriously, it is increasingly refreshing to disagree on this forum whilst maintaining a modicum of geniality, which does you no small credit my friend.
It would be a dull world where everyone agreed with everyone else. :beer:
 

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Latest addition. :biggrin:
Magnificent tweeds! :thumbs-up:

Please pardon my ignorance. But in the 3rd and 4th pictures (maybe the 2nd), are those wool ties?

I'm pretty new here. I've seen wool ties, and I think they look great. I just keep wondering when and with what they could be worn. Now I see.
"And the blind shall see, and the lame walk!" ;)

If you're referring to the four ties in my OP, they're all wool! Wool ties can be of many varieties, tweed, flannel, knit and challis are four traditional and handsome varieties. And they offer a rough gradation of formality running from tweed, knit and flannel about the same, then challis, ranged from most rustic to least. Tweed looks best with country cloth, knit and flannel do well there also, but can be used to dress down worsted if they're not too rustic, and challis goes well with country cloth too, but does just as well with twills and unfinished worsted.
 

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Discussion Starter · #44 · (Edited)
Rare lattice pattern tweed made up by B&Tailor. Don't know if it's made from vintage or contemporary cloth. The only clothier I've seen do rare traditional tweed patterns such as lattice and diamond in contemporary cloth is Paul Stuart. So mills evidently are willing and able to duplicate these historic tweeds if there is sufficient demand. Though London Lounge may have commissioned some as well, come to think of it.


 

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Saw this and thought of you Flanderian! ;)


Not a typical color, but beautiful none the less!
Thank you! That's a beautiful tweed. :thumbs-up:

I love the color, and know from experience that teals tend to flatter me. But I don't know if I could wear a whole suit of it. Though I'd love the jacket as an odd jacket.

And I should add, I love the cut here! Among the nicest I've seen.
 

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Noch Ein!
Mighty Tweed! :pirate:

(Website describes it as flannel. I don't think so! Looks more like around a 16oz tweed. And, yes, I too would ball-up the tie and throw it away! Don't know if I could wear this, but formidable none-the-less.)


 

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Yeah, that ticket pocket thing reduces the charm of a lovely cut and cloth. But if it came up on sale I'd grit my teeth and wear it anyway.:biggrin:
I miss friend Balfour, and shall always ever after only refer to that device as a "detestable" pocket in his honor.

Lovely tweed, what!? :thumbs-up:
 
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