A change in season means a change in wardrobe. Transitioning from summer to fall, that means trading short sleeves for long sleeves, shorts for full length pants, and lighter fabrics for heavier ones with some texture. I always enjoy packing one season’s clothing up and moving on to the next—especially when it’s from summer to fall. For me, it’s a chance to reveal something new and keep my style fresh. Here’s a look with a piece I’ve been dying to break out, my grey tweed suit.
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This suit is a testament to what your tailor can do for you. I had been in the market for a grey tweed suit for a while and when I saw this one—a three piece suit, to boot—on the end-of-season sale rack at Brooks Brothers last winter it was too good to pass up. The only issue was that it wasn’t quite my size. It was close but not quite right. However I knew it wasn’t anything my tailor couldn’t handle. The surgery on the waistcoat (not pictured, but soon to be) was a bit extensive and Earle knows I’m finicky about my trousers, but after all was said and done, it came out looking and feeling great.
One of the questions I’m frequently asked is about cuffing trousers. Should you have a cuff or shouldn’t you? And how big should the cuff be? Though I may leave some of my regular trousers cuff-free, I generally have my suit pants cuffed. Personally, I favor a two-inch cuff. It makes a nice statement and pairs well with the length I like to wear my trousers. And with heavier fabrics, like tweeds, a cuff will provide a little extra weight and help ensure that it drapes nicely.
This Look: Grey tweed suit by Brooks Brothers – White french cuff dress shirt by Brooks Brothers – Silk knot cuff links by Brooks Brothers – Striped wool tie by The Tie Bar – Vintage silver tie clip (similar here) – Pocket square with navy border by The Tie Bar (similar here) – Black leather plaque belt by J.Crew – Watch with black leather band by Timex – Black leather briefcase by Coach – Black leather cap toe oxford dress shoes by Cole Haan
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Photography by Rob McIver Photo.