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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.

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    Not a big tweed fan, especially if its a suit jacket with elbow patches :/

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    The coats are very cool and i totally agree with your thought on wearing coats and jackets.

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    I have a lot of tweeds (Harris Tweeds) which i usually wear in September-November period.

    The english say "No tweed in town" but i live in the suburbs so it is totally acceptable to walk the dog or go shopping in a small town wearing a tweed.
    But when it comes on overcoats i think you are not going to be satisfied with tweed.
    What you can do is buy an overcoat with tweed patterns but not completely made of wool, something with cashmere and Lora Piano which is really nice.
    A tweed overcoat (as a coat) is not formal.
    I would advise you though if you decide to buy one then try to invest some money in it and don't buy something cheap.
    Believe me people will know cheap, but you will know it too and you will certainly feel it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monsieur Montana View Post
    I would advise you though if you decide to buy one then try to invest some money in it and don't buy something cheap.
    Believe me people will know cheap, but you will know it too and you will certainly feel it.
    Sound advice.
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