How to Style a Tweed Jacket

Tweed – the fabric often associated with professors, detectives, and countryside estates – is experiencing a revival. But forget the stuffy stereotypes! Today's tweed suits offer a versatile and stylish option for any modern man. Whether you're looking to refresh a forgotten tweed jacket in your closet or finally invest in your first tweed suit, this guide will show you how to incorporate custom tweed suits into your wardrobe for a timeless yet trendy look, especially during the colder months.

Consider denim on top or bottom

Tweed's inherent casual nature makes it a perfect match for denim, offering a unique spin on classic pairings.

Beyond Jeans: For a polished yet laid-back look, consider a denim jacket over your tailored tweed suit or custom made tweed jacket. This creates a textural contrast and adds a touch of modern flair.

Versatility is Key: Ditch the tie and pair this ensemble with leather chukka boots for a rugged vibe. Elevate your look with loafers or brogues.

Colour Coordination: When combining tweed jackets and denim, opt for warmer tweed tones or classic greys for a cohesive look.

Remember: Both tailored tweed suits and more relaxed tweed jackets work well with denim, so experiment and find your perfect balance.

Tweed Meets Tailored: The Dress Shirt Duo

Elevate your style with the timeless pairing of a tweed jacket or tweed suit (whether custom or tailored) and a crisp white shirt. This combination is perfect for impressing a date, making a statement at the office, or adding sophistication to a casual holiday party or weekend outing.

Grey: Your Versatile Starting Point
Unsure where to begin? A grey tweed jacket offers unmatched versatility. Pair it with a simple white or blue dress shirt for a clean and classic look. Feeling adventurous? Experiment with patterns like polka dots or stripes!

Embrace Experimentation
Tweed's traditional charm shouldn't limit your creativity. Dress your shirt up with a tie for a formal touch, or keep it more casual with just the buttons fastened. The key lies in balancing colours and tones. Avoid an overly monochromatic look by mixing warm and cool tones, light and dark colours. A pop of colour in your footwear or tie can also add a stylish touch. 

Embrace Winter in Style: Tweed's Earthy Elegance

Tweed's natural warmth and water resistance make it the perfect fabric for combating the winter chill. Tweed suits and tailored tweed jackets in rich, earthy tones like brown, green, grey, blue, and burgundy become a seasonal staple.

Effortless Coordination: Tweed's beauty lies in its interwoven colours. Pick a colour from your custom tweed blazer and echo it in your shirt, tie, pocket square, or even a waistcoat for a smart and unique look that feels effortlessly put-together.

Earthy Harmony: Even without direct color matching, earthy tones naturally complement each other. Create a cohesive yet stylish outfit by pairing your tweed jacket with trousers and accessories in these rich seasonal hues. This avoids a monotonous look while still feeling polished.

Stay casual-cool in a t-shirt

We certainly aren’t the first to announce that it’s okay to pair a blazer with a t-shirt. But because tweed is – again – so traditional, many men might be weary to dress it down so drastically. But we’re here to tell you: do it! This look is incredibly versatile and notably casual and clean. Green jackets go best with tan or khaki while grey and brown jackets go well with white and blue tops. Of course, black (as always) goes with everything. If you do opt for a the casual t-shirt look, be sure to be consistent in dressing down. Wear jeans and informal shoes like worn boots or leather trainers. Given that tweed is worn most often during fall and winter, you can easily trade the t-shirt in for a sweater or wear as a tweed suit. Neither have a collar and therefore achieve the same effortless but sharp overall look.
Stand by tradition with a waistcoat

We couldn’t present stylings of a tweed jacket without featuring this timeless combination. While we’ve spent a lot of time explaining how to separate yourself from tradition, this look will bring you back to it. The ensemble requires slightly more effort than the other four, but the result is well worth it. Choose a tailored waistcoat that compliments your jacket. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they have to be the same colour, but they should both be neutral tones like grey, brown, or khaki. For a modern take, pair the waistcoat and jacket with jeans or tailored chinos. For something timeless, go for wool trousers or even all-over tweed. Brown or black brogues or boots will complete your outfit, as will personal touches like a watch, belt, or pocket square.
The bottom line

Tweeds history doesn’t prevent it from being one of the most versatile options in mens’ fashion. It lends itself to dozens of looks, both formal and casual. It compliments everything from chukka boots to trainers, t-shirts to waistcoats, jeans to trousers.
So, how are you going to wear your tweed jacket?
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