Another Look At Our Beautiful Sophia Jacket

Another Look At Our Beautiful Sophia Jacket

I always like to show the jackets I have designed styled in a few different ways to give my customers different options.  A few days ago I decided to revisit our beautiful Sophia jacket.  It is made from a classic tweed fabric with contrasting brown velvet trim, A style that it never goes out of fashion.

While we are on the subject of tweed, I want to give you a little background on history of tweed fabrics and their use in blazers and sports coats over the years.  Tweed fabrics were developed in the early 18th century in Scotland from 100% wool yarns, as a durable fabric that would withstand a harsh climate.  They became popular in 1900s for leisure lifestyle like horseback riding and hunting.  High society and wealthy families started to wear more and more tweed and it soon became the fabric for all things sporty and outdoors and is still a popular choice for this to this day.

As far as where the name Tweed came from, the story goes that sometime around 1830, a London merchant received a letter from a Scottish company in Hawick about some tweels. The London merchant misinterpreted the handwriting of “Tweel” (Twill In USA), understanding it to be a trade-name taken from the river Tweed that flows through the Scottish Border textile area. Subsequently the goods were advertised in the store as Tweed, and the name has remained ever since.

Today tweeds are used all over the world for all kinds of garments but they are still very popular for outerwear.  I’ve always loved tweed as I tend to love menswear fabrics.  I am always looking for interesting tweeds to use in my “Jacket Society” jacket line.  One of these examples is my classic Sophia jacket which is made of beautiful brown tweed and trimmed with a brown velvet collar and elbow patches which are inspired by the English riding jackets as well.  I wanted the styling of this jacket to emphasize an Ascot men’s look as Ascots are normally worn by men in place of a neck tie and usually with a sports coat or blazer and they are more popular in Europe than the States.   I love taking some of these menswear inspired looks and feminizing them by adding a bunch of necklaces or adding high heel shoes.  That is exactly what I have tried to do with the look I am showing you today.

What are your thought on our Sophia jacket and the way I have styled it?

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Jacket- Jacket Society Sophia jacket

Skinny jeans – Rag & Bone

V neck Sweater – Banana Republic (old)

Sandals – Zara

Clutch – BCBG

Sunglasses – Persol

 

Posted by nora minassian

Jacket Society was launched in the fall of 2013 by fashion designer Nora Minassian. Jacket Society is about Nora’s passion for classical and stylish easy to wear women’s fashionable jackets and blazers. Nora earned her BA degree in fashion design and merchandising from Otis College of Arts & Design and has worked in the fashion industry for many years, travelling to the fashion capitals of the world to keep up with current fabric and style trends. Nora started this website and fashion blog to showcase and sell her favorite jacket styles that are all designed and manufactured in Los Angeles, California. On this site she will share her experience and knowledge of women’s fashion and present her unique sense of style by giving her fans and customers an opportunity to follow her jacket styling tips and secrets, emphasizing her favorite current and past classical jacket styles and be able to offer selection of her favorites for sale here on her Jacket Society website.

  1. I get such an education when I read your blog. I am a novice seamstress and I love learning about different fabrics. The velvet detail on this jacket is stunning ! Just fabulous! Susan

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    1. Hi Susan,
      I am so glad you enjoyed a little info on the tweed!! Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂

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  2. I love this jacket – and love the way you’ve styled it! Great idea with the scarf-as-ascot look inside the neck of the sweater …..must try that. As always, your jewellery mix is spot-on too 🙂

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    1. Hi Lisa,
      Thank you so much, I hope you do try the ascot look 🙂

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  3. Nora, thank you for the interesting read on tweed. I do like learning the history of different textiles and I love reading about where they came from. I thought it was as early as the 1800s. Great post. As far as your look, I must say, I think you look amazing in jeans. I used to be able to wear the more form fitting styles, so I will vicariously enjoy them from your look. I saw those heels on Zara as well, and they are super hot! Love the jacket, such a rich look, the color, love how you styled it and the metallics in your necklace. I need to try some longer necklaces sometime.
    from the link up
    please stop by, jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com/

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    1. Hi Jess,
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment as usual, I try to add a bit of fashion knowledge to each post and hope that my readers would enjoy it. I would love to see how you will style your long necklaces.

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  4. That jacket is EVERYTHING! Emoji heart eyes like whoa! Love it and want it, lol.

    Cheers,
    Joanne
    FabulouslyAverage

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    1. Hi Joanne,
      Thank you so much! It is available on our web site and its on sale 😉

      Reply

  5. I’m a big fan of Tweed, Nora, and this jacket is so great, especially the leopard lining. and velvet collar. And love the idea of doing the mens-wear inspired ascot- very chic!

    Come on over and post your look on my New Fashion LinkUp – Shoe & Tell, especially to show off those incredible Zara python sandals!

    Cherie
    http://www.stylenudge.com

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    1. Hi Cherie,
      Thank you so much, wow I didn’t know you have a link up…I will stop by 🙂

      Reply

  6. The fabric for your jacket is insanely beautiful!! I love leopard lining, such a fun detail!

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    1. Hi Lindsay,
      Thank you so much!

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  7. I love this jacket ! Nora you look fabulous 🙂 x

    http://www.fashionadventuresatanyage.com

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    1. Hi Beata,
      Thank you so much!

      Reply

  8. Beautiful outfit!
    Very lovely
    I’m following you via bloglovin, kindly follow back
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  9. This jacket is stunning! I love tweed anything, and the colours in this pieces are beautiful. Great styling too!

    http://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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  10. Thank you for linking up with Shoe and Tell Nora! You know I Love those python shoes!!!

    cherie
    http://www.stylenudge.com

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    1. Hi Cherie,
      Sure no problem, thanks for letting me know!

      Reply

  11. Wow the Sophia is indeed versatile – I see it can go so chic or laid back at the flick of a finger. Love the backgrounder on tweed!

    Best!
    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Hi Rebecca,
      Thank you so much for stopping by, I am glad you enjoyed the tutorial 🙂

      Reply

  12. Love the jacket Nora & the fabulous way you’ve styled the whole look, it’s so very ‘together’ whilst looking effortless. I love that you scrunch your sleeves sometimes to. I love scrunching up sleeves but on jackets I have so much trouble getting them to stay that way…..any hints?

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    1. Hi Kaz,
      Thank you so much. As far as scrunching up sleeves of jackets and making them stay up, its definetly not easy. The narrower the sleeve of the jacket the easier it will stay up. Another trick which is what I did here with the Sophia is after you fold it once and pull it up you fold it again just a little bit in the bottom and that helps it stay up if not it wont. Maybe I will talk about and show it a little more in detail on the blog one of these days!

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  13. Loved this post! Tweed is my favorite fabric. I work in menswear and we do lots of tweed!

    Pink Champagne Problems

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    1. Hi Dana,
      Tweed is perfect for menswear and I love menswear fabrics for women’s jackets! Thanks so much for stopping by.

      Reply

  14. LOVE THIS OUTFIT SO CLASSY AND CHIC

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    1. Hi Monic,
      Thank you so much!

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  15. LOVE THIS OUTFIT SO CLASSY AND CHIC~
    STOP BY SOON!
    M♥
    Simply Sutter

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  16. The Sophia is stunning. My favorite in the current collection. Love that it has elbow pads and leopard lining. Those python stilettos go so well with it. I also love your combination of long breezy scarf with long statement necklaces. I have to try that out. Once again you inspire me, Nora. =)

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    1. Hi Ada,
      Thank you so much, I am glad to have inspired you 🙂

      Reply

  17. This elbow patch jacket is seriously fabulous. Love the touch of animal print on the lining. As always you styled it to perfection!
    -Tatiana
    We Shop in Heels

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    1. Hi Tatiana,
      Thank you so much!

      Reply

  18. I think this is my favorite jacket of yours so far. I’m a big fan of tweed, and I love the color of this one. Gorgeous as usual!

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    1. Hi Lana,
      Thank you so much!

      Reply

  19. I love your jacket! It’s great with the cheetah print on the inside. Great outfit.
    refinedeclectic.com

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    1. Hi Angela,
      Thank you so much!

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  20. Great lining of the jacket and how you paired it with the awesomely FINE heels. Yes!!!
    Glad to see you now. I’m back and would love to see you at my neck of the woods of our dear blog-landia!
    ♥, Renae

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    1. Hi Renae,
      Great to see you back!! Thanks so much for stopping by.

      Reply

  21. I love reading the history behind the fabric! This jacket is gorgeous! You styled it perfectly and look so chic!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Hi Jill,
      Thank you so much, I am glad you enjoy the history!

      Reply

  22. Gorgeous jacket and I love the way you styled it with those fab shoes and the cool necklace layers! Thanks for the history lesson! As a fashion buff AND a history buff, I love that stuff!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy

    Have a great weekend & see you next week for FUN FASHION FRIDAY!!!

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    1. Hi Dawn,
      Thank you so much!

      Reply

  23. Wow, that jacket is truly incredible! I just came from the Favorite Fashion Friday Link-Up.
    You should come link up over at my style & beauty link up! The Style Files Link-Up

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    1. Hi Lauryn,
      Thank you so much!

      Reply

  24. This jacket is beautiful, I love details like a leopard lining to make it extra special. And thank you for some history of tweed, it’s always fun to learn something about fashion.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. Hi Alice,
      Thank you so much, I am glad you liked the history!

      Reply

  25. Such an interesting post about tweed and this jacket is gorgeous… I love the color, the elbow pads and the leopard print lining! You’ve styled it beautifully, too!

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    1. Hi Carrie,
      Thank you so much!

      Reply

  26. Beautiful! Love the detail, the lining and the elbows. Great shots.
    Thanks for linking up with #AllAboutYou

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    1. Hi Steph,
      Thank you so much!

      Reply

  27. that’s so funny about the origin of the name! I guess it originated in Scotland as traditional Scottish stores are full of it. It tends to be associated with British aristocracy. Your jacket is stunning, I love that it has those patches on the elbows and as ever your jewellery is spot on.

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    1. Hi Lorna mai,
      Thank you so much for stopping by!

      Reply

  28. Everything just works! The blazer with the nice lining, the jeans, the heels and cute heels. Thanks for linking up at Who’s Wearing What Wednesdays at Pastries, Pumps and Pi!

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    1. Hi Tameka,
      Thank you so much!

      Reply

  29. Thanks for linking up to the Fashion Caché Friday Link Party, the leopard detail looks great

    ~Be Sweet
    Christina @sweethaute
    #sweethaute
    #fashioncachefriday

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