Tuesday, 11 April 2017

A pre-1960s tweed jacket

You wanted to see more of my GA Dunn and Co tweed jacket, and the weather's taken a slightly cooler turn so here it is. I'm being very careful to keep it away from the urchins as it's a coarsely-woven fabric and they'd pluck it with their spiky little feets.

The dress isn't the ideal match for it – there's no navy in the jacket, and it is warm in tone where the dress is cool – but I wanted to wear both items, so I'm hoping Vix's rule of 'If you wear things you like, they'll all go together because you like them' comes into play. Both are fairly smart, so they match in 'personality', if not in colour. I'd really like something either in jade green or rust to wear with the jacket. I would opt for a pair of coloured trousers, but I'm not brave enough to buy a slim-fitting pair – go go gadget bowling ball belly – and fear that coloured slacks would look horrendously mumsy. This is why I usually stick to fairly formal, mannish tailoring for trousers. Perhaps in Autumn I could raid M and S's menswear section for a pair of cords...

9 comments :

  1. I'm glad to see you wearing this lovely jacket! I find in general it's best to try a new piece on with loads of different things, because how it looks in your head might be different to the reality. Such a shame to be back in jackets though after such a glorious weekend!

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  2. My rule is proved spot on looking at your photo. That dress looks wonderful with your tweed beauty, that's an outfit fit for a classy Agatha Christie play. You look fab!
    A pair of mustard or forest green cords would look wonderful with that jacket. Better get chazzing... xxx

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  3. I actually think it's going quite well with the dress. Why not try a pair of slacks and see how it looks? I was going to suggest cords, but see that Vix already did. Rust-coloured would look great too. xxx

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  4. The jacket and dress combination looks tip-top to me! Corduroy or moleskin trews would of course be splendid too.

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  5. I agree with the above, cord or moleskin would be fab. I like the navy too though, sometimes things you just don't think will work absolutely do.

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  6. Oh you look fantastic! It looks wonderful on you!

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  7. Wow that fits you fabulously!
    A dark brown dress or slacks would be my choice with that jacket.

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  8. Yep, Vix's rule is working well. I love that dress, and the jacket is a real beauty.

    I say go for the slim trousers and to hell with anyone that doesn't like it. If you're really uncomfortable, the jacket is long enough to mask any areas you're concerned with.

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  9. Hi Mim, I love this jacket. There is just something so timeless and classic about a good tweed. The colours are lovely on you. What about a pair of slim cavalry twill coloured trousers? I have a way bigger tum than yours and wear skinnies all the time. I just try to find something that covers over the wobbly bits, plus I am getting a bit too old to care. This jacket would look fab with a pussy bow blouse. What a great find it is very "you". Xx

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