FALL WINTER CLOTH PROFILE: Tweed, Velvet
Key item: Sport Coat
This Fall, sport coats designs are so varied that it would be hard to go wrong in terms of colour or fabric. Texture is key when it comes to a good sport coat and there are a variety of colours to choose from. A bespoke tailored sport coat is very easy to dress up or down and can easily become your favourite signature item. Customisation is key, especially in terms of button colours, cuff styles and lapel designs. A sport coat like the one we have featured is a staple item for men this season. Tweed is the fabric that made a come back into menswear and it’s not dated and old timey but rather sophisticated and contemporary.
When getting a bespoke sport coat you can get access to some very unique tweeds and weaves from the British Isles taken from small batch weavers which are not available to retail designers.
When considering a sport coat keep the following in mind:
With a three button single breast coat, the look is less formal and colourful. Try a look with contrast top collars or pockets, play with shades of red for a bold look. Key colour choices for men this season are dark reds, greys, black and blues. Try these colours in tweeds, checks, cotton drills and flannels. Tweeds are especially strong this season and come in many colours and textures from Scottish, English, and Irish weavers. (e.g. Breanish tweed, Harris tweed, Molly & Sons, Holland & Sherry).
Two button single breasted coats are also available in greys, steel blues, dark coloured checks, tweeds and worsted wools. Velvet has also made a comeback for menswear and can be worn dressed up or casually paired.
Double breasted coats are a good way to go if you are already a fan and know your cut. Different cuts, amount of buttons and type of lapels fit different body shapes differently, so keep that in mind when choosing those details (these details can be discussed during a fitting.)
The double breasted coat has taken a 70′s inspiration this season but in a positive direction in warm browns and burgundies as well as shades of greys and navy but with a fresher cut. Consider looking at Donegal and Herringbone, Prince of Wales Checks, Wide Wale Corduroy, and salt and pepper textures.