A NEED FOR TWEED

When the weather starts to turn, we turn to tweed. It’s the fabric which was once celebrated for its practical properties, but now it’s all about the winter wonder’s aesthetic appeal.

If your suiting repertoire is calling out for something more seasonally appropriate, few fabrics fit the bill for winter quite like the tried-and-tested traditional tweed. With a tweed waistcoat favoured by everyone from David Gandy and Idris Elba, to the likely lads of Mumford & Sons, the classic style has never been more current.

Winter weddings and the like call for heavyweight suiting, with a more country gentleman approach to being suited and booted. This earthy toned tweed sports jacket and waistcoat pairing by POLO Ralph Lauren is perfect, but it’s the way you wear this heritage fabric that is the key to coming across more dapper chap than Downton Abbey. Wear your waistcoat and jacket combo with dark denim, a white shirt and navy or deep red tie for smarter outings, or ditch the waistcoat and go for a chunky roll neck sweater in autumnal hues if an occasion affords you to veer more towards country casual. For those who favour the same laidback look as Mr Beckham, a chambray shirt with rolled up sleeves will keep your tweed look on trend.

Have you found your perfect winter tweed yet? Visit Robinsons today to shop season-appropriate suiting from POLO Ralph Lauren