One of the best ways to define the seasonality of any given ensemble is through accessories. In short, it typically holds true that lighter things for spring and summer and heavier things for fall and winter. That has been particularly true as of late given the unsavory weather we have had here in the Northeast.
We all know that tweed is an ideal cold weather fabric for jackets and suits. But what to pair with it? I feel that sometimes this is where many a man strays. Oxford, twill and corduroy are natural partners for shirts and pants. Flannel for a slightly more formal look. Suede is great for shoes. But we opened by talking about accessories.
Heavy wool and cashmere scarfs are an ideal mate for a tweed jacket. But what about fur? Fur is exclusively (as far as I can think) a cold weather thing. It is also heavier in appearance relative to other options. That said, I believe a fur scarf is an excellent accompaniment to tweed, and sadly it is often overlooked. In this instance I paired a brown rabbit fur scarf (Beretta) with the tweed jacket (vintage Macy’s), OCBD (Luxire), chinos (J. Crew) and Bean Boots.
The wool cable knit hat (Linkson Jack/Johnston’s) compliments the rest of the ensemble in weight and texture and offends none with its navy color. Meanwhile the needlepoint belt (Tucker Blair), which is ideal for any season, brings it all together.