Typically written off as a material more suited for elbow patches than anything else, tweed’s subtle elegance is often overlooked. Despite this, Vans California comes through with a special release for Spring 2013: the Tweed Pack. This collection includes two variations on the brand’s 159 CA, which is a mix of Vans’ classic Era and the 106 Vulcanized. For those who prefer a slimmed-down aesthetic during the cold weather, this shoe is composed of 100% premium wool tweed. Accented by a leather heel counter and reinforced lacing, the kicks appear in either Forest Night or Dark Shadow. Look for the Vans California Spring 2013 Tweed Pack at Vans California stockists later this month.