How I’d Do It: Puffed Out Tweed

Down here in Atlanta, we are in that weird time of year when it’s 35 when we wake up, but 55 when we clock out.  That temperature variation makes it a little tough to find something work-able all day long.  A solution that I like?  A puffer vest over a tweed jacket.  This is traditionally a pretty preppy look, which I guess is OK, but I like the functionality of it.  Maybe I’m becoming more utilitarian in my old age…

Tweed jackets have been dusted off and in my rotation since Thanksgiving.  I recently added this Gentleman’s Jacket from Southern Proper, and it fits into the rotation very nicely.  I really like the unlined body, as well as the updated fit.  For the puffer, I have a couple that get some wear, including a royal blue Outback vest from Penfield, and this Masters green Varsity Vest from Southern Proper.  It’s not as bulky as the Penfield, so it goes well over the tweed jacket.  The vest also adds quite a few more pockets to the ensemble, as well as a punch of color.  Pair this with good jeans and dress shoes for a very smart look, or with boots for when you need to rock.

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  1. 12/23/2014 / 12:42 PM

    Spot on! I’ve been using this same strategy for years. Living in Georgia you really don’t need a heavy coat. When the temperature drops below sport coat or tweed coat comfort… the puffer vest is ideal.

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