I was inspired to write that after seeing the Ralph Lauren show at New York Fashion Week (on my computer, obviously; I was not there), and because many of us got to talking about our enjoyment of tweed/houndstooth/tweed-adjacent items. For a person who lives in Los Angeles, I am VERY prone to buying tweed-ish things from Boden (which has A LOT OF THEM) and then sweating in them. I have a red houndstooth blazer from J.Crew that they don’t make any more, and I wear it ALL the time (this is pretty similar, though a bit pricier). It’s a very SPECIFIC look, but sometimes I like to look like I’m a professor at a women’s college in the 50s, or like Lady Mary if she were beamed slightly into the future. (Or even just like someone who is excited she found a decent duplicate for Duchess Kate’s Gucci tweed frock.)

And you have OPTIONS! Again: Please know that I know that my tweed categorization here is VERY FLUID:

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