Tweed Season

Posted by barringtonayre in Tweed jacket

So the Autumn is officially here and people have started to dust off their shotguns with the start of the pheasant season. Therefore people’s minds have started to turn towards the joy of tweed and their autumn / winter wardrobe.

Therefore, we thought that we would write a quick post about the joy and uses of tweed!

Tweed was the sporting attire of choice for the 19th and early 20th-century gentleman. The English gentry quickly adopted tweed as the ideal outdoor cloth on their upcountry estates. Wearing tweed made hunting, shooting, and fishing comfortable, enjoyable pastimes. Tweed also became very popular among the 19th-century Victorian middle classes who associated it with the leisure pursuits of the aristocracy and thus suited their new found wealth and status.

Tweed has since become synonymous with field sports, such as shooting and fishing. However over the last few years the quality of tweed and sheer selection of designs have meant that it has become a standard in the fashion World.

Now being worn by field sportsmen, country and city dwellers,men and women, tweed really is everywhere and the choices and designs seemingly endless.

So what tweed should you have in your wardrobe?

1. A Tweed Jacket

bespoke tweed jacket

Something that will never go out of fashion and will last you for years. Go with a classic design if you want something that will not age but if you can afford a few tweed jackets, definitely also go with something that matches your personality and is possibly a bit more brave in your tweed choice

2. Tweed Suit

tweed wedding suit

The picture above shows a bespoke tweed wedding suit that we made. Again, a tweed suit is something that will never age. Go single breasted, and ideally with a waistcoat. Don’t forget that you can always wear the jacket of a tweed suit as a tweed jacket on its own with jeans, or trousers. This can also be done with the waistcoat, the waistcoat and jacket and the trousers on their own. This makes this item of clothing incredibly versatile and well worth the investment.

These are just 2 items that are an essential for anyone building a bespoke wardrobe, but there is so much more that tweed can offer. It is a weather proof fabric and lasts for years and years.

We have put together a full GUIDE TO TWEED and please do follow the link to read more about the background of tweed, the types of sheep tweed comes from, the weights that are available and the numerous uses.

If you would like to come and see the thousands of tweeds that we have on offer and see some of the items of clothing that you can have made, please do contact us on kerry@barringtonayre.co.uk or 01285 689431

 

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