Menswear Look of the Week: Re-Tweed

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Let’s face it: Winter crept up on us. Now that it’s time to stow away the light jackets and breezy fall gear; we’ve got to turn to layering. But here’s the problem: Once you bundle up and make it to wherever you’re going, you’re basically melting once you get in the door and into the sanctuary of central heating. The solution is simple: Your new best friend for cold-weather style. Say hello to the trim tweed suit, with two ways to wear it.

ALIVE Menswear tweeds

Try breaking in this suit casually first, and think layers. Because the suit is thick tweed, you’ll be warm enough with just a sweater underneath. The colors in this combination complement each other marvelously. Blending brown (or camel) and gray creates this smooth blend that’s easy on the eyes, and because they’re neutrals, this gives you freedom to add in a pop of color here and there. Think of this look as rugged British, almost like you’re hiking the foothills in Wales, or just cozying up at a pub with a hot beverage in hand.

If you dig the rustic winter look, keep that vibe while you’re dressing up the suit. Think prints. Because this suit is fine-tailored and in a rich brown, it already screams dapper. But pairing it with a print that pops will put this look over the top (in the best way possible). Finish it off with a solid knit tie and bold leather monkstraps—the new loafers—and you’re set. Superb style that’s weather appropriate, exactly what we’re all striving for.

Ludlow jacket ($450) and pants  ($250, both from J.Crew); Ben Sherman sweater ($130 in similar styles at Moris Men’s Shop); Trapper hat ($24.50 at H&M); Donald J. Pliner Emery boots ($298 in similar styles at Mister Guy); Dibi tie ($48 at Moris Men’s Shop); Shades of Gray shirt ($99 in similar styles at Collective); Donald J. Pliner Sanat monk-straps ($398 in similar styles at Mister Guy)

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