Wool Tweed Trousers
When fall comes around and a lot of the heavier fabrics come out, work wear seems to take over. The cold weather go tos of denim and corduroy are fabulous, and my opinions on them are well known. But, corduroy and denim can only dress up so much. Even with our dark selvedge jeans and designer corduroys they can only go so far. So, what is to take the place of our chinos in the office when the temperature drops?
detail of Our Legacy’s Tweed Trousers
Tweed has always been country wear, mostly because of its heavily textured prominent weave but, modern tweed has evolved. Some have become super posh and refined where as others have embraced the rougher sensibility and pushed the texture in more casual cuts.
Londons inaugural Tweed Run. A leisurely winter bike ride through the busily metropolis in one of the more elegant winter fabrics.
Tweed is simply a rough, unfinished, woollen fabric. It usually has a soft, open, flexible texture and is often found in a twill weave although a simple basket weave is also very common. The well known mixed grey color that has been associated with tweed over the years isn’t necessary to make a tweed but, the heather mixtures where different colored wool strands are twisted together before being woven into the fabric, definitely add some awesome visual interest to an otherwise dull wool.
close up of Our Legacy’s fabric. check out that plain weave texture
Although tweed “professor” jackets are on point recently I think that majority of people still don’t wear sport coats on any kind of regular basis. The idea of getting people out of there jeans with another equally comfortable and durable option on the other hand is very much in the realm of possibility. So, I offer this, go out and give some plain tweed pants out his winter. Wear them like you would wear your khakis in the summer of your dark jeans in the winter. Get a pair with lots of crunchy texture that fits just right and has those little details that separate them from dressier trousers. You’ll be just as comfortable as your friends in the jeans but, you will stand out from the crowd. Give it a try and report back.
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