4 Ways to Wear a Brown Tweed Suit

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Suits are an investment, so you want to make sure you get one that is high quality, versatile, and will last for years. Sure, you can go the traditional route and buy a predictable black, grey, or navy suit, but an equally versatile color is the brown tweed suit, which can be worn in both casual and dressy settings. Did we mention that it’s also seasonably appropriate? Here are four ways to wear our favorite brown tweed suit, the Ludlow Suit Jacket and Pants in English Donegal Tweed from J.Crew.

1. Wear it as is

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It really doesn’t get any more classic than a brown tweed suit. It can look very collegiate and professorial, while giving off an air of sophistication. Just make sure it’s expertly tailored.

Your Shopping List:

  • Ludlow Suit Jacket in English Donegal Tweed by J.Crew
  • Ludlow Suit Pants in English Donegal Tweed by J.Crew
  • Solid Mitered Cuff Dress Shirt – Regular Fit by Eton of Sweden in Blue, bloomingdales.com
  • Striped Silk Tie by Drakes, mrporter.com
  • Ludlow Semi-Brogue Oxfords by J.Crew in English Tan, jcrew.com

2. Collegiate style

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Try wearing the jacket as a separate piece. Paired with a classic v-neck sweater and slim denim, it’s a campus-ready, everyday, and easy-going fall/winter combo. When it gets much colder outside, simply throw an overcoat on and you’re good to go.

Your Shopping List:

  • Ludlow Suit Jacket in English Donegal Tweed by J.Crew
  • V-Neck Sweater by Zara in Navy Blue, zara.com
  • Ludlow Shirt by Thomas Mason for J.Crew in Paradise Blue, jcrew.com
  • 511 Slim Fit Jeans by Levis in Throttle, levis.com
  • Flex-Toe Chukkas in Suede by Alden for J.Crew in Snuff Suede, jcrew.com

3. Mix and match separates

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Because you’ve bought those nice tweed pants, it’s fun to play with different colors and textures. Pair your pants with a bold patterned blazer in an interesting, yet matching, tonal color scheme, and you’ve got yourself a great statement look that you can even wear to your holiday party. Keep the shirt open or try a bow-tie.

Your Shopping List:

  • Ludlow Suit Pants in English Donegal Tweed by J.Crew
  • Brown Slim-Fit Checked Wool And Cashmere-Blend Blazer by Isaia, mrporter.com
  • Classic-Fit Non-Iron Solid Shirt by Banana Republic in White, bananarepublic.com
  • Felix Plain Toe Derby by To Boot New York in Tan, nordstrom.com
  • Haggar Wool Blend Solid Pretied Bow Tie by Kohl’s in Brown, kohls.com

4. Classic sporty

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Taking a cue from the collegiate style, pair your brown tweed suit jacket with a pair of joggers for an interesting take on the athlesiure look. A nice pair of simple trainers finish off the outfit expertly.

Your Shopping List:

  • Ludlow Suit Jacket in English Donegal Tweed by J.Crew
  • BDG Standard-Fit Tri-Blend V-Neck Tee by Urban Outfitters in White, urbanoutfitters.com
  • Tapered Cashmere And Silk-Blend Sweatpants by Loro Piana in Navy, mrporter.com
  • Round Neck Sweater by Zara in Grey, zara.com
  • Adidas Originals Superstar Sneakers B27139, asos.com

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