The beauty of unstructured tailoring is that it turns a “business suit” into a “lifestyle garment”. So if you curate your wardrobe properly, you can pair your tailored items with everything in your closet, from power ties to your favorite beat-up jeans.
“The Up & Down” is a series where we showcase how an unstructured suit can be dressed-up for the office, or a special occasion, then broken-up into seperates and styled for the most casual settings.
Today we’re taking a closer look at a very unique fabric from our FW16 collection – the Slub Silk Tweed. This rare cloth is an intensely textured blend of silk (60%), worsted wool (36%), and cashmere (4%) woven in Italy with a spectacular mix of black, white and gray yarns. At a perfect 10 ounces, this fabric makes for an ideal “lightweight tweed” jacket that can be worn year-round with trousers, chinos, jeans…just about anything, really.
We’ve always loved the classic gentlemanly appeal of tweed – and we love it even more with this modern, rakish update.
Here are just two of the thousands of ways to style this type of fabric into your regular rotation.
Thanks, as always, for reading.
Yours in style,
Photography by Alex Crawford.
Source: Articles of Style