1 Piece/3 Ways: Silk Tweed Suit

January 20th, 2016

Today we turn our attention to another fabric that has been a highlight in our Fall/Winter collection.

The Silk Tweed Houndstooth is a lightweight (8oz) blend of 40% wool, 35% silk and 25% linen. This one was designed for our clients who live in warmer climates, like Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, etc. We call it “Summer Tweed” because the toughness of the linen and the subtle pill of the silk give this fabric a character and charm similar to that of a heavy tweed. Unlike a traditional tweed, however, this garment is as lightweight and breathable as tailoring gets.

Here’s 3 examples of how this versatile fabric can add some character to your wardrobe and open up plenty of styling options.

    Office Ready

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    The best part about a “tweed” suit is that you can wear it to the office with a tie and spread, then break-up the jacket with a pair of jeans and the trousers with just about anything from cashmere sweaters to cool bool jackets. It’s a smart and efficient way to build a versatile, long-term wardrobe.

    For those clients who get to enjoy the joy of the seasons, I would call this a three-season suit. At 8oz it’s technically a 2-season fabric (Spring & Summer), but due to the texture of the cloth and the brown/khaki coloring, it translates very nicely to Fall (like with a tailored topcoat).

    If you live in a warm place, none of this matters and this is a year-round suit.

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    Business Casual

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    Forget the khakis and polo shirt to the office. Upgrade yourself to a soft-shouldered suit in a seasonal fabric.

    With two buttons open on a casual plaid shirt, this is an outfit that can take you from day-to-night, no matter where you work or who you’re seeing later.

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    Evening Tailoring

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    You already know we love a good turtleneck.

    I like the addition of a waistcoat over a fitted sweater like this for two reasons:

    1. The cinching effect of the gut is real, by using the rear adjuster
    2. The two front welt pockets are very functional and streamlined (smartphone in one side, credit, ID & house keys in the other)

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    If you have any questions about our garments or fitting process email us anytime: service@articlesofstyle.com

    Thanks, as always, for reading.

    Yours in style,

    Dan Trepanier

    Shop Custom Menswear Made in America


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    • Kyle Leon Norville

      I really love the 2nd look. It’s an ode to keeping the body in shape and some really complimentary colors.

      Conclusion: I need a better salary cause I need that coat. :)

    • Ilya

      If this is intended for warmer climates like Miami, why would you wear a topcoat over it in the first place? A cotton trench coat would make sense, by a wool topcoat leaves me wondering.

      • Ilya

        This said, great post anyway. 1 Piece/3 Ways posts are probably my favorite feature of AOS/TSB. The only one that beats them is 1 Piece/9 Ways.

    • cam

      evening tailoring look with turtleneck…done

    • Miguel

      That’s a great suit, love this combination of Wool, Silk and Linen, great job.

    • TO

      Sharp as hell.
      I didn’t have much appreciation for a seasonal micro houndstooth until I first started seeing this suit. They have linen ones at Suitsupply but I didn’t ‘get it’ earlier on. Now I get it.

      • Guccio1971

        Hey TO…..you’re not kidding! Dan is the Canadian “Ginsu” knife! Deadly sharp! He just oozes elegance. I applaud you Dan……perfect as always.

    • barrtekk

      Really nice!
      Are you wearing a belt in the Office Ready look?

      • LarsBrown.

        As far as I’m aware all trousers in the AOS collection have side adjusters!

        EDIT: if you check the last photo with the mannequins you can see the side adjusters there.

    • TheSartorialBully

      Very fresh Dan, gotta remain biased on my waistcoats so that evening look is definitely a winner. You should definitely keep doing these post’s on the fabric choices you guys have in the shop,this has became a must have for me in the spring/summer time now.