Tweed Not Twee: The Autumnal Jacket

Given Brown in Town's association with tweed, it might come as a bit of a surprise that this would be our first tweed jacket under the label. And contrary to tweed's association with country life, the inspiration for ours was much more urban. We wanted to make a jacket that could be worn with both our Custom Collection chinos and grey worsteds.

Typically offered in weights upwards of 14oz so as to provide warmth and protection from the elements when participating in outdoor pursuits, this coarse but very wearable shetland tweed from Abraham Moon weighs in at just 11oz, so is perfect for this changing of the seasons when 14oz is perhaps too heavy and overcoats overkill.

 

 

Not only is this Brown in Town's first foray into creating a tweed jacket, it is also our first showcase of a completely hand-finished garment.

Those that appreciate the figure hugging nature of our full canvas, will enjoy the incredibly soft handle of this jacket's hand-quilted canvas, not to mention the artisanal nature of a hand-finished garment; the generous roped shoulders may not suit all tastes.

You have been warned.