The Grey Tweed Suit

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.

Grey Tweed Suit - He Spoke Style

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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.

Grey Tweed Suit - He Spoke Style

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.

Grey Tweed Suit - He Spoke Style

Grey Tweed Suit - He Spoke Style

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

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

He Spoke Style

Photography by Rob McIver Photo.


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  • Jay

    The grey tweed suit is fantastic, and like always, you make it look great. I’m a college student, and while I’m not in the market for suits yet, I soon will be. My question is: how do you find a quality tailor you can trust? It seems like your tailor did a magnificent job on that suit.


    Jay G

  • Justin

    Very sharp. I actually think this could also really pop with the AE Daltons you’ve worn in the past. Thanks for the cuff explanation as well. Makes sense for the heavier fabrics.

    • Brian Sacawa

      Sure thing, Justin. Thanks for the comment and thanks for reading.

  • Matthew Pike

    You know what, I like this one more than the one above, perfect.

    • Brian Sacawa

      Thanks for the comment and thanks for reading, Matthew.

  • James Hazlett

    Just the opinion of an older fashionista, but the lapels are too narrow, the trousers are way too short, and the cuffs should be 1 3/4 inches. You also need a better barber. Other than that, everything is fine.