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    I'm looking to buy an overcoat. I'm looking for something a little different than your normal black cashmere/cashmere blend coat. Thoughts on tweed? Still work in formal settings? Comfortable? (I've never owned tweed...have read that it can be a little rough.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teach13 View Post
    I'm looking to buy an overcoat. I'm looking for something a little different than your normal black cashmere/cashmere blend coat. Thoughts on tweed? Still work in formal settings? Comfortable? (I've never owned tweed...have read that it can be a little rough.)
    To me it would suggest country, which I can pull off in town as a university person. Might be harder in banking or law. Mine js vintage Manx Tweed in a trenchcoat style. Softer and lighter than Harris Tweed. It's not that easy to find them. I imagine Nigel Cabourn would have one, also some nouveau retro labels such as E. Tautz.

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    When it comes to coats (or well, to suits, and shirts, and shoes...), 90% of the job is done by the cut and the fit, and the way the wearer wears it. If it fits you nicely, and you're "able" to wear it with enough taste and self-confidence, then it may turn into a terrific piece of heritage elegance. No problems about the settings - a plain grey or w&b tweed coat will work on anyone:



    But if you want to "dare", what's more classy and formal than these?





    About the comfort, it depends on the fabric - not all tweed garments are heavy & rough, some are super soft and silky. Also there's bolder tweed which surely does a bit a "country effect" (and surely it's better for casual/weekend settings*) but there's also plenty of more contemporary and "urban" tweeds.

    * http://brothersandcraft.com/wp-conte...2/IMG_2867.jpg

    However my advice is: try it! If you feel you want to look different and classier, that's always a healthy impulse to follow
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    Not a big tweed fan, especially if its a suit jacket with elbow patches :/

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