Kate Moss hoarding collapsed on passing shoppers!
But while I was on London’s leading retail street I did drop into John Lewis. Looking around the menswear department I was struck by how many tweed jackets with elbow patches were on the rails.
It wasn’t just one isolated option – there was a whole choice of colours and fabrics, as well as makers.
Here’s what I spotted.
John Lewis - Dogstooth
On the downside it does have five buttons on the cuff vent and looking at the label it isn’t a genuine Scottish or Irish tweed, having been woven and made in Italy.
John Lewis - Donegal-style with patch-pockets
On he downside the fabric is more grey than brown; it has buttoned collar tag; brown suede leather elbow patches; buttoned outer patch pockets; and five buttons on the cuff vents.
Nice jacket though.
It is described on the sales label as TWEED WORKWEAR BLAZER, NATURAL £225
John Lewis - Houndstooth
It’s more of a houndstooth weave, which is more chunky looking. It has a buttoned collar tab; buttoned patch outer pockets; and five buttons on the cuff vents.
It’s described on the sales label as HARRIS TWEED WORKWEAR BLAZER, GREEN £299
John Lewis - Donegal-grey with tailored pockets
It is in a grey Donegal-style fabric, with dark grey suede elbow patches; the outer pockets are flapped, but sloped with an additional money pocket on one side.
It’s described on the sales label as HARRIS TWEED HERRINGBONE BLAZER £299
Ted Baker - Plaid with tailored pockets
It has the usual Ted Baker design details, with sloped flapped outer pockets accented with welts matching the elbow patches. This same fabric is used around the cuff edges.