This Irish-made heavy tweed country suit is my latest find, and I’ll admit that when I first saw it my initial thoughts were “when the hell would I wear that?”, but when I realized how much action the jacket alone would see, taking it home with me became an easy choice.
The cloth is a very large-scale district check which is a lot to handle when faced with three whole pieces.
Made in Ireland, of Irish Tweed, for J.Press, my favorite part about this suit (cloth aside, obviously) is the unique combination of English and American detailing. The jacket is darted with a suppressed waist, which is unusual for J.Press but not unheard of. The lapels have a very high gorge, almost Italian in shape, and while the shoulders are soft in the J.Press fashion, they also have a subtle bit of roping at the sleevehead which, with the ticket pockets, adds to the overall Englishness of the suit.
Needless to say, this suit has me praying for cold weather, and I certainly won’t be wearing it cycling.