Saturday, 18 October 2014
Alan Paine - Dependable Tweed Jacket, Like Carson
Loving the Lovat from Alan Paine
Lovat tweed — how would we live without it? If you're tentatively circling around the idea of wearing tweed, you might first want to consider a jacket in this colour. It will go with anything, and you can wear it smartly or casually. I'm doing a bit of both in these shots.
I'm sporting the Compton Blaser in lovat tweed from our dear chums at Alan Paine. Boy do Alan Paine make some great country clothes.
This double-vent, single-breasted tweed jacket is part of their Compton tweed collection, and is so well built it will need to be passed on to the next generation. The tweed has a water-repellent finish, to make it even more indestructible.
Note that the lining neatly matches the overcheck.
It will take a couple of years to wear it in properly, but this jacket possesses the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit — dependable and ready to serve at a moment's notice. If this jacket were a Downton Abbey character, it would be Carson.