Horsehide and Tweed
Sometimes it’s hard to beat a broken-in leather jacket for a casual fit on a cold day. Especially a horsehide one. It ages so beautifully, and weathers rain much better than cowhide.
As for the hat, I bought it years ago on crazy clearance at Sierra Trading Post. It’s made in Scotland by a company called Failsworth, and if I’m reading the labels correctly the tweed pattern is called ‘Dumfries.’ I can’t remember the exact price but I know it was under $10, and I regret not buying more of them when I had the chance.
Hat tip to suitsandboots for the link to these awesome Harris Tweed deerskin gloves for $24 the other day on Lands’ End’s website. They arrived yesterday and I couldn’t be happier with them.
Temps have dropped, again. If I were to leave the house sans jeans, hoodie, t-shirt, and rain coat today this is what I’d wear. A concession to mother nature.
Harris Tweed is thick, rough to the touch, and warm, warm, warm. If you look at the close up photo of the tweed two posts below, you can see how the colors in the tie (navy, light blue, and tan) play into the threads woven into the tweed. The orange in the pocket square is complemented by my socks, should anyone, at first glance, think it looks off (not that it’d bother me if they did—but I like to have colors, textures, and/or patterns match in unexpected places). The socks even have thin blue stripes in them that echo the shades of blue in the foulard pattern on the square, and those found in the tie.
Jacket: Harris Tweed, thrifted $5
Shirt: Polo Ralph Lauren OCBD in a sun bleached orange color, thrifted $5
Tie: Robert Talbott English Regimental, thrifted $2
Pocket Square: Nordstrom Rack, $8
Pants: Dockers Alpha Khaki Corduroys, $35
Shoes: Florsheim Royal Imperial shell cordovan longwings, traded for a pair of shoes I thrifted for $17