Originally favoured by countryside hunting elite, tweed was never initially seen as the ultimate style choice; however in recent years the tweed blazer has made its way into the wardrobe’s of the most stylish men, enabling them to create a look that doesn’t just channel ‘college professor’ rather ‘fashion forward individual’ instead.
There are many ways of wearing a tweed blazer. Due to the design of tweed (different colours of wool weaved together throughout a base colour) it is a very versatile knit that can be worn with a variety of outfits making tweed a great choice for a capsule wardrobe, appropriate to be dressed up or down.
When choosing your tweed blazer there are a wide range of colours and knits available. Tweed is great due to its simplicity – the nature of tweed makes it perfect for adding a pop of texture, colour and depth to an otherwise neutral outfit.
Casual Daytime Tweed
Pairing a tweed jacket with layers is a great way to create a daytime look. A crisp white shirt, and a fine knit jumper in navy or grey along with slim-fit jeans and a pair of boots or rugged boots makes for a casual look that is lifted by the intricacy in the detail of the tweed.
For a smarter look you can style your blazer with a pair of black trousers, a collared shirt (top button done up of course), and a bow tie, along with a pair of polished brogues or moccasins.
The Tweed Suit
For the more daring of you, there is always the option of a tweed suit. Either combining a tweed jacket and tweed trousers or going for the full three-piece suit, this ensemble is sleek and eye-catching, adding a pop of colour also really lifts the outfit making it more modern and enhancing the texture of the tweed.
As we transition into the Autumn Winter season, the high street will soon be awash with Tweed blazers. At the higher end you can make an investment with a blazer from Jack Wills, or you could spend less on one from ASOS.
Whichever way you choose to wear a tweed blazer, you will be choosing to add a timeless garment to your wardrobe that will reoccur in fashion for seasons to come, making it a great investment piece. There’s even a chance that your father/grandfather wore a tweed blazer at some point…