Tweed is one must-have fabric for autumn/winter. It's luxe, luscious, slightly coarse woolen material would never be out of style when the chill weather arrives. Probably due to the high heat retention capacity of the fabric towards the body temperature made tweed a favorite among designers to always include 'em in their collection for any autumn/winter. Chanel, for example is famous for its tweed and become much coveted item in the womenswear department. On the men's counterpart, Harris Tweed in the UK has become as famous as the old folklore among the Brits as it is one of the most sourced item from the northern counterpart. Either for the suit and jacket, to the bag and shoes - tweed is a fabric you need in your wardrobe, at least one.
In the current issue of GQ, Hugo Boss has given some of its tweed collection for Autumn/Winter 2011. Modeled by the actor/model James Marsden, the suits look amazing. Very dashing and very mod as the cut and design look contemporary and fresh compared to the typical Boss' collection. From the plain verson, to the tweed checks the collection is definitely for the gents who wanna up their style factor no matter what. The best part, Hugo Boss uses the Pantone colors of Autumn/Winter 2011 such as deep teal green, coffee liqueur and nougat brown that went along well for the trend.
Mentioning tweed, it reminds me of the big freeze that hits London early last year. I wore the awesome tweed jacket from Topman to protect me from the plunging temperature during the time I went lurking around Hyde Park in the ankle-deep snow. [click!]
Pantone Color FW11 - Coffee Liqueur
Pantone Color FW11 - Nougat
Pantone Color FW11 - Deep Teal
[pix from gq]