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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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