What To Wear To Wear: The Westminster Jacket

Monday, 22 October 2018

WHAT TO WEAR TO WORK: THE WESTMINSTER JACKET

The Cordings tweed jacket is built to last. Designed to withstand the British countryside, it can spend a day in the company of hailstones and hedges and still maintain its form and smartness. It makes perfect sense then to take this versatile and practical wardrobe essential and create a version that can be worn in an even more demanding environment: the urban jungle.

In blue and grey hues, the Westminster is perfect for the city.

Woven in Lancashire, the Westminster Tweed.

 

THE WESTMINSTER JACKET

The introduction of the Westminster tweed jacket into our Autumn 2018 collection was prompted by a requests for a jacket that could be worn in a city environment. Business suits, although still widely worn for work, have been supplemented with a slightly more relaxed form of dressing. Gents still need to look smart in the office, but with more relaxed working environments, jackets and trousers are becoming the norm.

Our buyer Justin worked with a leading Lancastrian mill to create the Westminster, a 12oz lambswool with a grey ground and rich blue over check tweed jacket. The idea behind the colourway was to take the two most commonly worn office colours and use them together.

OUTFIT IDEAS FOR THE CITY OFFICE

The Westminster jacket effortlessly teams with our West of England flannel and cavalry twill trousers, creating an urbane look that would not look out of place on Cary Grant. For a the perfect tweed jacket look, pair with one of our poplin check shirts and a smart navy knitted wool or silk tie. For a more relaxed office setting and workwear outfit ideas, choose our tweed jacket and chinos.

Poplin shirts, navy blue silk ties and smart flannel trousers make a classic alternative city suit outfit

OUTFIT IDEAS FOR THE COUNTRYSIDE OFFICE

Whilst our modern yet traditional tweed jacket has been designed to be worn in the city, it is a versatile and practical piece. Wear a tweed jacket style for a classic country look. Partner our Westminster jacket with a tattersall shirt and bold accessories. If you’re considering what trousers to wear with our tweed jacket – our brightly coloured trousers will leave a lasting impression.

Team bold accessories with brightly coloured trousers for a classically British combination.

 

 

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