1 Piece/6 Ways: Brown Tweed Suit

Any time you’re thinking of investing in a new piece of clothing, the first question you should ask yourself is, “How many ways can I wear this?” That’s especially true when it comes to a suit.

Suits don’t come cheap – if they do, you should probably pass – and you want to be sure you’re getting the biggest bang for your buck.

A brown tweed three-piece suit is quintessentially fall and infinitely versatile. Here are six ways to wear one this fall.

1. Jacket & Pants: Fall Classic

6 Ways to Wear a Brown Tweed Suit - He Spoke Style

| WEARING | Michael Andrews Bespoke suit and shirt, Brooks Brothers tie, Maxwell Scott briefcase, Shoes c/o Johnston & Murphy | SEE MORE | Click here for the full look

It really doesn’t get any more classic than a brown tweed suit in the fall. During my college and grad school days, I used to dream of owning a tweed suit with brown elbow patches, which was why that was my first custom suit. There’s something very professorial and proper about it, while also being permanently stylish.

2. Full Three-Piece: Sartorial, Not Stuffy

6 Ways to Wear a Brown Tweed Suit - He Spoke Style

| WEARING | Michael Andrews Bespoke suit, Neiman Marcus shirt, Brooks Brothers tie, Ralph Lauren pocket square | SEE MORE | Click here for the full look

Though I love to get a three-piece any time I buy a suit, it’s actually the configuration I wear least often. Especially with my tweed three-piece. The cloth is so heavy that it’ll have me breaking a sweat! However, if it’s not too cold out, it completely negates the need for a topcoat.

It’s easy to dress up any three-piece suit. But knowing how to dress it down is the key for maximum versatility. One trick I like is to choose a patterned shirt. Brown gingham works perfectly.

3. Waistcoat Separate: Casual Layering

6 Ways to Wear a Brown Tweed Suit - He Spoke Style

| WEARING | Levi’s denim jacket, J.Crew shirt, Michael Andrews Bespoke waistcoat, Pants c/o Ted Baker, Oliver Peoples sunglasses, Shoes c/o Johnston & Murphy | SEE MORE | Click here for the full look

The waistcoat is the most versatile part of any suit. Out of all of the pieces, it’s the one I get the most use out of. Adding a waistcoat to a look is an easy way to elevate your style.

4. Waistcoat & Pants: Understated Elegance

6 Ways to Wear a Brown Tweed Suit - He Spoke Style

| WEARING | Michael Andrews Bespoke waistcoat and pants, Brooks Brothers tie and shirt, Bellagio pocket watch | SEE MORE | Click here for the full look

One of the most underrated combinations, in my opinion, but one of the most elegant. When the full three-piece is too much and the jacket and trousers still a little too proper, the waistcoat and trousers together is the perfect in-between.

5. Pants Separate: Holiday Party Statement

6 Ways to Wear a Brown Tweed Suit - He Spoke Style

| WEARING | Brooks Brothers Black Fleece blazer, Banana Republic shirt, Pocket Square Clothing bowtie, Shoes c/o Allen Edmonds | SEE MORE | Click here for the full look

Get a quality tweed three-piece suit and you’ve got an excellent pair of tweed pants. Brown is great for fall and pairs extremely well with other more vibrant fall colors. With a bold plaid blazer, you’ve got a statement look for your next holiday party.

6. Jacket Separate: Easy Sharp Casual

6 Ways to Wear a Brown Tweed Suit - He Spoke Style

| WEARING | Michael Andrews Bespoke jacket and shirt, Banana Republic sweater, A.P.C. jeans, Ray-Ban sunglasses, Coach messenger bag, To Boot New York loafers | SEE MORE | Click here for the full look

Though I always coveted a tweed suit, what I really wanted was a tweed blazer. The weighty fabric makes it a go-to fall outerwear piece. Paired with a classic v-neck sweater and slim denim, it’s a campus-ready, everyday, easy-going fall combo.

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style

Photography by Rob McIver Photo

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  • http://www.tailormade-style.com DJ

    6 ways with one suit..this is the name of the game in menswear. My favorite look is the layering with the denim jacket..it always looks great on you. Great work, Brian!

    DJ | http://www.collegestyleguy.com

  • Kris

    I love these looks Brian! They look so comfy for fall.

  • David Starzyk

    All of it so cool; why, one wonders, did you not do the coat and waistcoat with a pair of jean? I have a wonderful Anderson and Sheppard jacket and vest that I thrifted, and wear with some cool denim, or a like-minded tweedy pair of pants, and get endless compliments! LOVE THIS SITE!!!

  • cockysouvlaki

    The tweed three piece has always been my favorite as well, I also like the club collar, it’s coming back