Wardrobe Cornerstones – Tweed Jacket

Today we thought to take up series wardrobe cornerstones again. A series focusing on classic garments in the male wardrobe based on the season we are in at the moment. Tweed jacket has in recent years gone from a gubbig stamp to a garment even for the younger carriers. Much depends on the blazer silhouette become more commonplace, with shorter lengths and softer designs.

Do not misunderstand us because we still like the classic blazer lengths seriously starting to come back in fashion. What we aim at is that the short and okonstruerade silhouette that has dominated the total the last 5 years is quite grateful for a carrier above blazer. The feeling becomes looser and more like a cardigan which pulls the mind away from formality and makes it easier to combine with other available items.

Tweed is a rough wool web produced in carded and are available in numerous classic designs and weights. The fabric originated in Scotland and was originally named Tweel (Scottish twill).Sometime around 1830, it is said that a weaving mill from Hawick in Scotland had sent the cloth to a tailor in London who are unable to read the text and thought it was “Tweed” (after the River Tweed running through the Scottish textile district). The name took hold and has since been widely accepted on this form of classical wool web.

There are primarily two types of tweed that are particularly known. It is Harris Tweed consisting of locally produced hand-woven wool from the islands of the Outer Hebrides. The second category is Donegal Tweed coming from County Donegal in Ireland. Its fabrics are often recognized on a slightly irregular texture and color elements.

What especially made tweed so popular in history are fabric abrasion resistance and durability, making it ideal for hunting and outdoor activities. Tweed fabric is warming but also virtually waterproof which filled a large function before today’s technical fabrics were available.

Because of its history has tweed jacket always been an informal choice. It was worn in the countryside and never in the evening or in town. As the general formality in our society has become more commonplace, this has slowly been erased. Today it is for many a pretty dressy choice just by the fact that it’s a jacket and wearing the garment in town is hardly a style crimes.

With that said, the man still remember that tweed will always be more informal than thin brushed wool, making it more natural to combine with flannel pants or jeans and brogues thicker.

Color wise, there tweed in a variety of shades but tends to tighten the natural tones of brown and green due to its history as a hunting garments.

There is a story about a wealthy man who visited the tailor Huntsman in Savile Row in pursuit of a perfect hunting outfit. It ended up that he bought 20 meters tweedtyg which he allowed to send up to the Scottish Highlands, where he used to hunt. He let it hang over a rock and walked a few hundred meters away, just to see how well it blended in with the scenery. Happy with the result he had to sew up five suits in fabric he bought.

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