The spec: a specially selected variety of Harris and Donegal tweeds in a broad colour and pattern palette.
Why we love it: tweed, by its very nature, has an authentic, traditional country-style look to it, but this collection from Holland & Sherry is anything but stuffy. If you opt for a cloth with a little bit of colour woven into it – with light blue, green or purple flecks, for example – it can be matched with a variety of different pieces in your wardrobe.
Made from wool, tweed is always going to be an excellent option for winter, thanks to its rugged nature and supreme durability. Plus, it’s more visually interesting that plain worsted wool. Harris tweed – a government protected luxury cloth, handwoven in the Outer Hebrides from pure virgin wool – really is the crème de la crème of fine suiting fabrics. Donegal tweed is similar, but made in County Donegal, Ireland, and is distinctive for the small flecks of coloured yarn peppered throughout at irregular intervals.
Perfect for: channelling traditional country-style chic in an urban setting. The best thing about tweed is its versatility. It looks just as good when worn for an evening theatre trip or date night as it does for a fresh, autumnal pub-lunch walk.