Words by, Igee Okafor
Photography by, Marcus Richardson
The plaid tweed sport coat is an unwavering essential in one’s menswear wardrobe. Why? The answer is quite straightforward. It features every quality men want in a clothing item: style, and functionality. The stylistic elegance the plaid tweed sport coat exudes interests variety in styling, making the piece appropriate for upscale day to day activities.
Exhibited above is a classified smart casual ensemble featuring my plaid tweed sport coat from Ralph Lauren. For a styling preference, I integrated light layering with a polo shirt, over a turtleneck for a modern take on the sport coat’s traditional scholarly affiliation. Light layering is perfect because the sport coat is weighty enough to keep warm on its own. What is even more impressive is that its weight does not affect the physical silhouette. The jacket feels light, looks light, and isn’t overly voluminous.
A classic piece should be able to adapt to different dimensions of style, and the plaid tweed sport coat definitely does. If you’re the kind of man who appreciates great detail, this three button Irish wool tweed option is perfect for you; I mean, just take a look at that throat latch detail on the notch lapel.
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