Angie's post on tweed jackets was quite timely for me, as I had this jacket in my jacket project lineup. I got this almost 5 years ago in NYC when I was there for my first YLF meetup, but I bought this while out shopping by myself, after all the YLF festivities. I think it's the only Theory piece I ever paid full price for.
I've always had a soft spot for tweed but the cuts typically found in tweed jackets can sometimes be a bit too conservative for my taste. I was really taken by the mixed media (leather and tweed) aspect of this and the moto styling.
I struggled a little bit with this styling, and it may be a bit stumpifying. I think the cuffed BF jeans might be the culprit but I really wanted to play with the juxtaposition of the polished jacket with the casual denim and the moto boots.
Button-front shirts with this jacket were particularly difficult - I tried a couple and remembered why my Equipment shirts are problematic (more on that in another post), and the button front collars just would not sit nicely with this jacket, so I abandoned that whole idea in favor of this color blocked Aiko top from a couple of years ago. The white band across the hips might not be optimal, but I'm trying to content myself with JFE, since I wanted to bring a bit of lighter color into this outfit rather than default to black.
Does this hit the JFE note? It's very comfortable, which I need today as I'm going to be doing a lot of framing work and running around installing an exhibition.
I also thought the new Fordite ring works pretty well with this, so I'm debuting it today!
Suggestions and opinions welcome.
PS. Gah, my hair looks awful. Can't wait to get to the salon next week.
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