My favorite blazers are made from tweed, its comes from Scotland & Ireland, lt would have been made by local people in their homes, before industrial mills were built, tweed is a multicolored carded yarn and twill construction you could call it a stubby coarse woolen cloth, It is has twill weave and may have a check or herringbone pattern. Subdued, interesting colour effects (heather mixtures) are obtained by twisting together differently colored woolen strands into a two- or three-ply yarn. local people used it for years to keep warm and make cloths from it, it soon caught on with the land & gentry, they noticed its great quality’s, it was used as hunting suits or walking wear, but tweed was never worn for formal wear, with tweed you get hints of green & purple, reds, oranges,so it gives the blazer or suit a unique look, but most of all it will last you a life time. over the last couple of years its explode into the fashion market like an atom bomb, more young fashionsitas are wearing tweed than ever, the reason why its less informal & you can do so much more with a tweed blazer, every fashion label will have a tweed blazer or suit in their next collection.
Tweed was traditionally worn a at shooting party`s
Tweed is great in winter you can mix a tweed blazer with knitwear, you can wear tweed easily with denim giving you a classic relaxed style,choosing a tweed blazer is easy it’s really down to you, my advise is go for a tan or nut-brown, you can get check tweeds these are amazing as they give your out fit definition. herringbone is very sartorial but chic,
If your new to tweed keep it simple go for a grey tweed like in the picture above, you can wear tweed for formal or informal wear, mix your blazer with a bright sweater, the grey will give you an even balance of fashion but practicality.
If you want to be bolder & dapper, go for a checked tweed blazer, match it with some fine needle cords & a classy dress shirt for a solid dressed down chic look.
Tweed blazer are not just for winter, you can get them in a summer light weave, and some amazing colors, this strawberry herringbone is very classy sharp but very stylish, just add some classy chinos add and a vibrant pocket square.
Buying tweed blazers is fairly easy, but if you want to flash the cash, go to Walker Slater to me they make the best tweed blazers in the whole of the UK.
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