Tweeds is the kind of shop that grabs your attention the moment you walk inside. All the offerings are desirable, distinctive and beautifully made. And it all makes sense when you meet the owner, Thomas Wages, who epitomizes style and class.
The 2300 square foot space, located on the west side of Atlanta (that was once a horse stable), is open and welcoming. The shop has ample space to meander, with couches and chairs to relax on, plus a steady rotation of great tunes playing. And for us home decor lovers, everything inside the store is for sale- including all the tables, props and display pieces. Thomas, "The whole store is a living breathing thing that's always evolving."
Tweeds is filled with men's apparel and provisions handmade by small craft companies from across the globe. And yes, that is an Andover Trask bag I spot...
I quickly became a fan of the luxury boxers, Royal Highnies. According to the makers from Flintstone, Georgia, these are handmade, "including a spacious ballroom with full seating and a sturdy front entrance so that no one slips out unexpectedly." The blanket and strap come via Yellow 108 in Los Angeles and the attractive leather belts are part of their ever expanding Tweeds line...
One of the top two reasons to shop at Tweeds is for their hand stitched suits. Thomas, "Our handmade suits are a third to a half the price of our competitors." The handsome Tweeds brand suit sells for $895.
The second top reason men seek out Tweeds is for their shirts. They have a nice selection from Ernest Alexander of New York as well as the recent introduction of their own line.
Thomas showed me a couple special features, including their split placket across the back which allows the shirt to hang better on the shoulders. The quality of their material is superb- plus they add elbow patches, which I can't help but love.
I love to walk into Tweeds to see what their latest offerings are - and always to see Thomas who is a pure pleasure to hang out with. He promises big changes this coming year, including his own denim line, more shirts, pants and provisions under the Tweeds label as well as an expansion of their store...and some more things that they were keeping mysteriously mum. I'm sure whatever shenanigans he's up to, it will be worth the wait...
Check out the entire Tweeds shop, here.
Photos and Content: Sweet Peach