Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Buying Guide: The tartan jacket

The following is part of PinstripesandTweed.com's annual Christmas Buying Guide

After months of endless searching we have found the ultimate jacket for this Christmas.

And not only does the stunning Black Watch tartan jacket pictured below function as a sport jacket, but it can do double-duty as a swanky suit, if the matching trousers are also purchased.

PHOTOS courtesy of Viyella.

The jacket is sold by Viyella (£350 or $550; available here), a brand long known for its super-luxurious flannel shirting that has expanded in recent years to include a full range.

It certainly won't disappoint, as Viyella paid careful attention to getting all of the details right — real horn buttons, side vents, a ticket pocket. There are even side adjusters on the matching trousers (£150 or $235; available here), though a visit to the tailor will be necessary to remove the redundant belt loops.

The price may be a little high for an off-the-peg jacket, but it's not as if many are actually selling a Black Watch tartan jacket.

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