Just in time.
Here at Leviner Wood we love light-colored suits, khakis, unlined featherweight sports coats and poplin anything just as much as the next guy. But after wearing nothing but all summer, all the while trying to seem cool, we’re pretty happy to see the first day of Fall bring temperatures ranging from mid-50’s to the very low 70’s.
Those temps, football season, Oktoberfest beers put us in the mind for cords, tweeds, sweaters and maybe a beefier shirt. take the sport coat above. Nice, right? Check out the details. The functioning throat tab for really windy days with the top down or walking to the corner wine shop. This is also the new weight of tweed — lighter, easier to wear and soft — really unlike that old thorn-proof your dad had.
How do you wear it? In a business casual environment, try it with moleskin trousers or some wool or whipcord. Throw in a knit vest over anything from a button-down to a chambray shirt. Take it out on the weekend and throw it over jeans and a flask for the game.
Correction: an earlier version of this post stated that the coat was available as ready-made. This is custom only.
The three-piece suit is having a renaissance of late. It does that every decade, which makes it a trend that lasts in our mind.
Where it was once most desirable for the extra layer of warmth, the vest of the three-piece evolved to become a status symbol of upper management types. It allowed you to work in your shirt sleeves without sacrificing the formality of the suit. It held your pocket watch with its PBK fob, if you were Thomas Crowne.
Nowadays, the three-piece is having a moment. In our deconstructed suit days, we see the suit coat and the vest being worn with tailored cargo trousers in Milan. But here at Leviner Woods, we continue to view the three piece as one of the suits that sets that sets you apart from the off-the-rack crowd. Vests, you see, aren’t easy to tailor. Ill-fitting vests are the mark of ready-to-wear. Short vests are indicative of the hipster (why would you want to show that puff of shirt and a belt???) Which brings us to another point. Vests are made to be worn with trousers with a classic (and comfortable) rise, cut with side tabs and/or suspenders (again, waaaaay comfortable.)
Vests come in a variety of styles, few of which you will ever see on an off-the-rack suit. There is the classic vest that you’re thinking of now, the lapeled vest (as seen above, made for a State Department client of ours currently serving in Albania), and the double-breasted vest, which is truly spectacular. The Db comes in several variations, too. Stop in so we can show you the different configurations.
Consider a three-piece in order to stand out, in the best possible way.
Today is a day to reflect with pride. America stands.
Leviner Wood Custom Tailors is proud to offer custom clothing made in America. Tailored with pride. Worn by our clients around the globe. We’re doing our part to uphold the American image.