Chiwetel Ejiofor Just Showed You Exactly How to Dress Down a Tweed Jacket

If ever there was an ultimate fall fabric, it’s tweed. It’s sturdy, it’s warm, it looks great, and it layers incredibly well. In fact, let’s just take a quiet moment and say thank you to the Scots and their god awful Scottish weather, because without it we may never have been blessed with the wonder of tweed. And of course, standing at the pinnacle of tweed, is the humble tweed blazer.

The beauty of a tweed blazer is that, largely due to the thicker textured fabric, it can easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Of course, being that it is thicker fabric, it can’t be too dressed up, which makes the perfect item for chilly-weather business casual. The only trick is figuring out how to wear it without looking like a fusty classics professor. Luckily, we have supremely talented actor and certified tweed professional Chiwetel Ejiofor to help guide the way.

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Notice the simplicity of the ensemble beneath Ejiofor’s perfectly cut tweed blazer (“perfectly cut” being the operative phrase), it’s very sleek and minimal. Black slim casual trousers, charcoal tee, and black leather Chelsea boots. This is a pro move when it comes to donning tweed. Rather than go big on thick woolly/winter fabrics, as would the aforementioned fusty classics professor, Ejiofor wears a simple, contemporary look that would work summer, spring, winter, and fall. By then choosing to cap off the ensemble with the tweed blazer, he brings it right into autumn’s wheelhouse, all while exerting minimum effort.

It’s just further proof that the devil is in the details. You don’t have to go all super fashion guy to have a stylish outfit. You just need to think about how to play bolder pieces off of simple basics. Learn this skill, and you will never stress over business casual another day in your life.

Source : Esquire