Winter Essentials: The Blue Donegal Tweed Suit

There’s a time every winter when it’s too cold to rock your everyday wool suits. Since most guys feel comfortable in navy suit, one of the best ways to beat the cold is to upgrade to a blue donegal tweed suit. This winter-weight fabric is ideal for tackling the elements, while staying tailored. The suit featured here is a custom piece by Oliver Wicks. Known for its signature color flecking, donegal tweed has a lot of a character for what can be considered a workwear fabric. Below are 4 looks and some style tips to keep you toasty and fresh. 


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Dragon Inside Blue Donegal Flannel Suit

Custom Donegal BlueSuit, Brown Wool PlaidTie& TattersallShirt– Oliver Wicks|| Brown Tipped Pocket Square –The Tie Bar|| Guillaume II Boots –Cobbler Union|| Lorenzo Briefcase –Maxwell Scott Bags


Style Tips & Learned Traits of Blue Donegal Tweed

  • Color & Flecking– The overall blue color is mixed with flecks orange, light blue and brown. This color palettes gives you a plethora of color options to pair with it in regard to shirts, ties and other accessories. Opt for rich tones that will pull out & complement the flecks (think deep browns, oranges, cranberry, denim blue)
  • Wearability– Tweed suits almost operate like a second skin. The more you wear them, the better they fit and mold to your body. Wear this suit to the office as a two or three-piece, however; you can break up each piece individually too
  • Versatility & Warmth– this is a time to experiment with layering. Instead of throwing on an overcoat, opt for a puffer vest instead. Wear it over & under your suit jacket
  • Shoes – There’s a somewhat athletic vibe to donegal tweed that makes it apt to be pair with sneakers, which you don’t get from most suit. Don’t let that athletic vibe turn you off. When tailored appropriate, this fabric is a stunning choice for any suit. With such a rich texture, pair this suiting fabric with suede shoes for a directly complement and pair them with leather shoes for a refine juxtaposition 
  • Construction (Jacket) – A tweed jacket affords you the opportunity to go half or unlined. Remember tweed is a very warm fabric and by going with minimal lining, you still have some breathability

Dragon Inside Blue Donegal Flannel Suit

Dragon Inside Blue Donegal Flannel Suit

Dragon Inside Blue Donegal Flannel Suit

Dragon Inside Blue Donegal Flannel Suit


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Dragon Inside Blue Donegal Flannel Suit

Custom Blue Donegal Tweed Suit – Oliver Wicks|| Brown & Blue Gingham Shirt –Twillory|| Hunter S. Thompson Aviator Sunglasses –Red’s for Boast || Brown Leather Double Monk Strap Shoes –Shoepassion|| Watch –Daniel Wellington|| Knit Tie – Vintage || Plaid Brush Cotton Pocket Square –The Tie Bar|| Antler Lapel Pin –S-Gents ($15)


Dragon Inside Blue Donegal Flannel Suit

Dragon Inside Blue Donegal Flannel Suit

Dragon Inside Blue Donegal Flannel Suit

Shoepassion Brown Double Monk Strap Shoes


Waist Coat & Over Shirt


Dragon Inside Blue Donegal Flannel Suit

 Custom Blue Tweed Waist Coat & Pants – Oliver Wicks|| Multi-Color Check Overshirt –Nuco|| Humboldt Suede Boots –Walk Over Shoe Co. || Denim Spread Collar Shirt – H&M || Vintage Blue Knit Tie || Maroon Wool Hat in Back Pocket – H&M 


Dragon Inside Blue Donegal Flannel Suit

Humboldt Suede Boots by Walk Over Shoe Co


All Blue Everything Weekender Style


Dragon Inside Blue Donegal Flannel Suit

Aloha Triblend Fleece Crewneck in Insignia Blue –Lightning Bolt|| Custom Blue Donegal Tweed Suit –Oliver Wicks || White Neo Low Top Sneakers –Adidas|| Nevada Collection Pebble Suede 19” Carry-On Duffel Bag –Jack Georges|| Gold Watch –Peugeot 


Dragon Inside Blue Donegal Flannel Suit

Dragon Inside Blue Donegal Flannel Suit


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Photography: Marina T. Peele@CantWinkLefty

Styled//Modeled//Copy: Sabir M. Peele

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Sabir

Sabir M Peele

Founder & Creative Director

Founder & Creative Director of Men's Style Pro, Sabir has a deep passion for menswear and all things manly. Selected as one of the "5 Best Dressed Men In America" by Esquire Magazine in 2010 & as #GQFall 2013 Best Dressed Man. As of 2014, Sabir serves as a freelance brand ambassador & executive stylist for GQ Magazine & GQ Report. Outside of that partnership, Sabir serves as an independent brand consultant as well. Reach me directly at SABIR@MENSSTYLEPRO.COM

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