Tweed is a traditional fabric for suits and blazers, which can be worn throughout the year. However, due to its weight, it is most often worn during the autumn and winter months. A tweed sports jacket is so versatile that you can wear it as a whole suit, or as individual pieces like jackets and trousers. Either way, it never fails to look great. Alexandra Wood is the place to go when designing your own tailored sports jacket. There is a possibility that you are on the fence about purchasing this fabric due to the perception that it is very difficult to style well; in comes our style guidance.
What is tweed?
The material known as tweed is made of wool. In the early 1800s, it may be traced back to an area of Scotland that was known for its textile production and was located close to the Tweed River.
During the manufacturing process of tweed, it is woven in a complex manner to generate several patterns, most of which are diagonal in nature. These patterns include plain, twill, herringbone, and check. Plain may be the most common design for tweed, but despite appearances, it is far more complicated than it first seems. Even though there is just one colour used in the basic design, it has been given depth in a number of different ways. For instance, the weave might be made using a variety of tints and tones of the same colour. In addition, the design may be built up using threads of a variety of colours weaved together.
This fabric is a well-liked option for blazers and suits due to the many colours and designs that are available. On the other hand, it has also been used as a material for making liners, hats, gloves, and trousers. The material is often dyed with a variety of earth-tone colour combinations, such as varying tones of brown or blue, as is most usually done. Even though it may be rough and unfinished in appearance, it is resistant to both wind and water. Because of this, the fact that it was originally intended for farmers and men who worked outside is not strange at all. One of the most well-liked applications of tweed nowadays is in the shape of a sports jacket, which is ideal for protecting one’s body from the elements while looking stylish and chic.
When to wear tweed
Tweed is a versatile fabric that may be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. It is appropriate to wear it either as a blazer or as a whole of suit. You might wear a blazer made of tweed to the workplace if you are looking for something to put on. On the other hand, if you are looking for something to wear to parties that take place after work, this piece performs well as a suit. Tweed is adaptable enough to be used for any occasion, whether you want to wear it as a blazer for an evening out on the town or for a chilly country walk.. Because of the fabric’s density, it is often worn throughout the autumn and winter seasons, when temperatures are cooler, so is a great way to stay stylish and warm. Furthermore, since it is water resistant, it helps keep the wetness from the weather from entering.
How Alexandra wood would style a tweed jacket
In many respects, tweed is the ideal fabric for a modern man. It is versatile, long-lasting, and can be dressed up or down to suit any occasion, ranging from nearly formal to obviously casual.
Tweed is an excellent fabric for use in colder weather; yet, it is most well-known for its use in attire that is reminiscent of past eras. Tweed never goes out of style. Contemporary iterations of the material, which include overcoats, trousers, and jackets, are an essential component of every man’s wardrobe.
When the weather begins to drop, a more dressed-up appearance may be achieved by layering a turtleneck underneath a herringbone tweed jacket. Every man should have at least one classic outerwear choice, one of Alexandra’s favourites is a tweed overcoat.
The grey tweed blazer, combined with an immaculate white tailored shirt. This outfit is appropriate for wearing to the workplace throughout the day as well as for more relaxed gatherings in the evening. Both the blazer and the white shirt have muted tones in their colour schemes. It produces an appearance that is professional and demonstrates that considerable attention was used in its construction. It is not too showy.
The look is completed with beige trousers, a blue shirt, and a blue tweed jacket. If you have a lunch date or any weekend event when you want to look stylish without seeming “too fancy,” this is the ideal outfit for you to wear. By not accessorising with a tie, bow tie, or pocket square, the outfit is attractive and suitable for informal work settings or meals. The shirt and blazer, each of which has a slightly different shade of blue, are an excellent complement to one another and make for an attractive contrast with the beige of the chinos. The contrast, on the other hand, is not off-putting and really lends an air of sophistication to the overall appearance.
The timeless combination of a dark brown tweed jacket, charcoal chinos, and a blue button-down shirt. This is suitable for places and events which follow the business casual dress code by being more relaxed. The brown blazer has a refined and warm hue that isn’t overly adventurous or bright, making it an appropriate choice for a casual setting. To counter this, the blue shirt adds a dash of colour that peeks out from behind the tweed, giving the ensemble the distinction, it needs to be seen.
Events & Occasions
This is a polished outfit that can be worn to any event; a Checked Tweed blazer may be worn with a crisp white shirt and navy-blue chinos to be presentable for a wide variety of settings, including the workplace. The blazer, in contrast to the other items made of tweed, has a more prominent, squared pattern that contributes to the overall aesthetic. Because of the pattern and assortment of colours in the tweed, choosing a white shirt and darker trousers goes well with the blazer and does not compete with it. This is because of the tweed’s design.
It is important to remember that you may dress up or tone down your outfit by adding, or removing, accessories such as ties, bow ties, scarves, watches, or pocket squares. Include a necktie or pocket square for a smarter image. On the other hand, when it comes to achieving a casual appearance, less is more. Consequently, eliminating an item will result in a more laid-back appearance. Remove all of your accessories for an even simpler and more laid-back approach, which will help you seem neat and put together.
Styling a tweed jacket
A sports jacket can be worn with a number of items which makes it one of the most versatile pieces of winter wear there is. Tweed can be made as a shooting jacket or weather proof sports jacket and can be worn with a simple, plain t-shirt for the man who gets a little more toasty than others in the winter. Roll necks, quarter zips and crew neck sweaters also work well and by adding interesting contrasting colours; you can really start to make your style fresh, modern and most importantly- your very own. So what to wear on the bottom. We love a pair of smart jeans or chinos or a pair of sleek flannel trousers work well to add contrast and elegance.
We take the timeless and add our own twist and is why our clients choose us to design something truly unique and bespoke. From a classic tweed to something with a little more personality- we’ve got you covered.
At Alexandra Wood we offer a range of different pattern and colours to design the perfect versatile tweed jacket for you, for every occasion. To develop your iconic wardrobe and join the tweed jacket trend of this modern day men’s wear winter season, book an appointment in with us here to find the perfect style and fit for you.