Tuesday, 21 March 2017

How to Style a Vintage Harris Tweed Jacket for the Transitional Season

Smart casual menswear; roll-neck \ grey tweed blazer \ skinny jeans \ tan brogues - Silver Londoner, over 40 menswear
A Harris Tweed jacket and roll neck can really look good when winter's coming to an end but it's still too cold to get out your summer clothes.

This jacket is very easy to style (and looks great accompanied by denim and brogues) and certainly keeps you comfortable and warm. I think the grey-on-grey works well in this outfit. I don't know if any of you recognise what type of gloves I'm wearing, but amazingly they're Austrian police gloves. I found them while looking for standard black gloves on eBay - it's funny where your search can take you and what you end up finding.

My jacket was one of two secondhand ones I bought quite recently (again on eBay) where you'll find an abundance of Harris Tweed at some very reasonable prices. The fabric is such high quality that when you wear it, you just know you're wearing something that has a bit of history.  >>

A little bit about the history of Harris Tweed

Something I found out: Harris Tweed is a protected name under the Harris Tweed Act of 1993 - only tweed hand woven, dyed and spun from pure virgin wool in the Outer Hebrides can take the name (a bit like Melton Mowbray pork pies and Cornish clotted cream). The jacket has a quaint label which I'm rather taken with - I have no idea how old it is but the font and the illustration of an orb makes it look true vintage. It's probably not changed in 100 years.

HAVE YOU EVER BOUGHT ANY CLASSIC VINTAGE ITEMS ON EBAY (OR AUSTRIAN POLICE GLOVES)?

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Smart casual menswear; roll-neck \ grey tweed blazer \ skinny jeans \ tan brogues - Silver Londoner, over 40 menswear
Smart casual menswear; roll-neck \ grey tweed blazer \ skinny jeans \ tan brogues - Silver Londoner, over 40 menswear
Smart casual menswear; roll-neck \ grey tweed blazer \ skinny jeans \ tan brogues - Silver Londoner, over 40 menswear
Smart casual menswear; roll-neck \ grey tweed blazer \ skinny jeans \ tan brogues - Silver Londoner, over 40 menswear
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Blazer: eBay (similar)
Roll neck: ASOS (similar)
Jeans: ASOS (similar)
Pocket square: ASOS (similar)
Brogues: Office (similar)
Gloves: eBay (similar)
Glasses: Prescription glasses (similar)
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10 comments

  1. My husband has never been a fan of second hand clothing...but I did get him a gingham shirt once while I was at the thrift store because it was a high end brand!
    We both love our tweed jackets though!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I know what you mean about second hand clothing, Jodie.
      But when it comes to Harris Tweed..you just have to!!
      Men's thrifted does tend to be a certain 'type' and not so colourful but occasionally you do get a nice piece.

      Enjoy the rest of your week!
      Keith x

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  2. Styling and profiling. This is a sweet outfit. Love it.

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    1. Thanks Robin.
      Something like this is very much where I'm more comfortable, layers and a chill in the air.. lovely!

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  3. Oh wow I love that Harris Tweed is protected! It's such a wonderful British tradition to cherish local quality & make it iconic. Another reason why I love this country. Beautiful photos as always ;-)

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  4. You 'feel' the quality of the Harris Tweed when you wear it MT..
    It's such a British statement piece isn't it?

    As for the photographer, she's not done too badly!

    Take care
    Keith x

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  5. What is it about tweed that evokes a feeling that the wearer is someone to be trusted?
    I feel like I could ask you anything and you would give a comprehensive answer...even if it was total tosh I would still believe it !! :oP

    I have a Harris tweed blazer with a gorgeous felt contrast under the collar... which I love to 'pop' , as you did here....stops me looking like Miss Marple.
    A nice touch, that is a little less "old school master" and a little more "old-skool cool"!
    A great look.
    XXX
    Samantha
    Fake Fabulous | Fashion & Style, over 40

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    1. Hahaha.. fantastic description Samantha!
      I do feel that a Harris Tweed is where I'm most comfortable at the moment.
      Maybe it's the weather, maybe it's my age..

      By the way, there are occasions when I do talk tosh.. SOMETIMES.

      Have a fab week
      Keith xx

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  6. Tweed looks good on you. And you are one of the few men I know who can wear a turtle neck sweater and look sexy. Quite an achievement. Nice shoes too.
    Greetje

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    1. Thanks Greetje, you are far too kind!!!!!

      Have a great week
      Keith xx

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