Mornings have become noticeably chillier; forcing us to review our wardrobes and plan our winter purchases. Here at The Savile Row Company, we're reaching for the timeless tweed jacket.
What is Tweed?
Tweed was originally developed in Scotland and Ireland and was worn by farmers for its sturdiness, durability and protection from harsh weather conditions. It later became more popular amongst English gentry for its performance in outdoor activities such as shooting and hunting. Nowadays, a tweed jacket is ideal for a gentlemanly and distinctive appearance that also protects you from colder weather.
What to Wear With Tweed
There are numerous ways to wear a tweed jacket, whether you want to be casual or dress up for a smart occasion. Below are our favourite options and combinations.
Step 1: The Tweed Jacket
Choose a colour that flatters your complexion. Earthier tones are more common, but if you care to try an alternative, a navy tweed offers the best of both worlds. Above all, make sure the jacket fits well.
Step 2: What to Wear Under a Tweed Jacket
A tweed jacket pairs perfectly with a plain shirt, ideally in white or blue. However, you can always experiment with the fabric (twill, poplin or textured dobby) or the collar type (button down, cutaway or pin), to add more character.
If a shirt is not an option, and you need a warmer and more relaxed outfit, then a long sleeve polo or sweatshirt is ideal.
Step 3: What Trousers to Wear with a Tweed Jacket
A tweed jacket can be paired with formal trousers, chinos, denim or even corduroy; base your choice according to the setting. A tweed jacket with jeans is great for less formal occasions, while pairing it with trousers would be better suited to the office. Whatever you choose, make sure you let the trousers compliment the jacket’s colours while not overshadowing it.
Step 4: What Accessories & Footwear to Wear with a Tweed Jacket
Accessories are the best way to set yourself apart. For something modest, we suggest trying something simple such as a plain white silk pocket square or a monochrome tie. Alternatively, you can style up your outfit by wearing dressier cufflinks or a patterned handkerchief.
A leather belt can be also added, preferably in brown (and we like to match them with our shoes too).
And voilà! Now you know what to wear with a tweed jacket. You can now shop our full range of tweed jackets and waistcoats, or if you're looking for more style inspiration, you can take a look at our beginner's guide to smart-casual.
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