British Tweed Jackets - What makes them so unique?
Tweed jackets are closely associated with timeless, understated style and with a long heritage they evoke images of country estates and the English countryside.
Classically tailored silhouette:
They have a distinct waisted cut with a more constructed shoulder and lapel than their European and American counterparts which creates a more formal shape which can often give the appearance of good posture.
What cloths are used in a classic British jacket?
With their origins in Estate jackets they regularly use the same cloths that were used a century ago. Harris tweed, Shetland tweed and Donegal are all still used, as well as Scottish and Yorkshire overchecks. However, tweed tends to now be in a lighter weight than a century ago, with most tweeds falling between 12oz and 16oz in weight.
How do you care for a Tweed Jacket?
Tweed is naturally robust and you should avoid cleaning it unnecessarily. It cannot be washed, and if required will need to be dry cleaned, but an airing will freshen it up and a clothes brush can be used to remove marks. Always store your tweed jacket on a suitable hanger and preferably away from direct sunlight.
Does Tweed Wear Well?
Tweed is a naturally water resistant fabric and will withstand the odd light rain shower. It is also abrasion resistant and does not tear easily. Additionally due to the springy nature of woollen yarn, it resists creasing and is perfect to travel in.
How do you wear a tweed jacket?
Many of the Cordings tweed jackets have matching trousers and waistcoats and worn together these make an impeccable country suit, perfect for a day at the races or a country wedding. Alternatively team with a tattersall shirt and corduroy trousers for a smart yet relaxed look, or with a pair of jeans and roll neck in cooler months.