How to Wear Tweed

We, at King & Allen, have always appreciated tweed. There’s something about this heritage cloth that appeals to us, as lovers of classic menswear.

However these days, even those who have previously turned their nose up at tweed are starting to admire it, no longer considering tweed to be the fusty fabric, worn only by geography teachers and those who enjoy country pursuits. Tweed is a stylish cloth for the modern man.

Warm, hard-wearing and practical, tweed is the ideal choice for outerwear and casual suiting when the weather gets cold. In this article, we will show you the many ways that you can style tweed this Autumn.

How to Wear Tweed this Autumn

The Tweed Overcoat

The tweed overcoat is an investment piece that you will never regret purchasing. In fact, a well-made tweed overcoat will last a lifetime.

For those who appreciate the vintage appeal of a long overcoat, make it over-sized with raglan sleeves. For those who prefer a more classic look, a single-breasted, set-in sleeve jacket that reaches the knee is likely to be more versatile.

If you intend to wear your overcoat a lot, make sure you choose a colour that will work with the rest of your wardrobe. A neutral such as black, grey or navy will allow you to wear it with your business suits as well as your casualwear.

Examples by Holland & Sherry

 

Mens Tweed Jackets

For men wishing to take their first, tentative step into tweed, purchasing a classic tweed jacket would be our suggestion. If you want to keep it very safe, you can’t go wrong with a solid colour, such as hunter green, navy blue or mid grey.

However, for those who are feeling a little more brave, there are so many fabulous tweeds out there. From checks, to herringbones, to the more unusual weave structures, there is something to suit any man’s personal style.

Wear your tweed jacket with a neutral t-shirt, fine knit, or casual shirt, with dark denim jeans and classic leather boots.

Examples by Dashing Tweeds

Not sure how to wear this seasons tweed? Here are 4 easy ways to wear tweed this Autumn…

Ladies Tweed Jackets

For women, boxy jackets are a fantastic way of wearing tweed in a feminine way, particularly in fancy designs, such as the ones in Holland & Sherry’s Ladieswear Collection.

To avoid looking like you’re wearing Nanna’s jacket, the rest of the look must be kept very minimal. Simple silhouette, simple detailing. Let the fabric speak for itself.

These ‘Chanel’-style jackets look fantastic with plain tailored trousers or a pencil skirt in the office, but really shine when worn with jeans or pretty dresses on the weekend. Whilst pearls might be tempting, you will end up looking like you are wearing a costume! The key is to look fresh and modern.

Examples by Holland & Sherry

 

 

The Tweed Suit

Whilst we don’t necessarily recommend that you wear a tweed suit in the office, if you do wish to do that, choose a lightweight cloth that you will not overheat in.

Steer clear of earthy, muddy tones and stick with business classic colours such as greys and navys. Make sure you keep the rest of your look as sharp as possible, to avoid looking like you just came from the farm.

Tweed suits come into their own in more relaxed environments, such as a weekend in the country or a laid-back wedding. In that case, you can go as wild as you like with the colour and the pattern. Tweed gives you a wonderful opportunity to stand out from the crowd!

Examples by Holland & Sherry

Looking to inject a bit of tweed into your wardrobe?

Tweed is a fantastic way of bringing a bit of personality into your tailored wardrobe.

If you are looking a tweed suit, jacket or overcoat, we would love to offer you a free, no obligation consultation where we can discuss your requirements and show you our fantastic range of cloths and styles.

 

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