Tweed is a trend that’ll stay with us for years to come. First introduced in the 1820s and 30s as those with power in Britain used to rock a vibrant tweed suit, the fabric to this day is still being worn by many gentlemen, both for events and everyday wear; especially if you’re living in the countryside or are a farmer.
Its coarse nature makes this woollen fabric favourable during the winter months as it gives a certain level of insulation that you wouldn’t be able to get from a typical cotton textile. But, how is it best worn? We have the all-popular tweed suits, but also the tweed waistcoat. While these can be the finishing touch to a full suit, they can also be worn as a statement piece on other outfits.
This article will show you how to wear tweed waistcoats, allowing you to keep this traditional and stylish trend going.
1. Waistcoat & Jeans
First up, we have a smart but casual look. Using a pair of Jog N Jeans Sweat Denim by Mac Jeans with Leonard Silver’s Grey Tweed Waistcoat, you’ll be in the perfect get up for all of your more casual events. Mac Jeans are known for their incomparable quality in their denim, and with our knowledge and expertise in tweed, you know these pieces will last you for years to come.
Wear with a crisp white shirt and a pair of men's brogues, and you’ll have yourself an outfit to suit a work lunch or less formal event such as a Christening.
2. A Full Suit
Of course, we couldn’t not include a full suit. Tweed suits, a movement that has been re-introduced since the hit television show Peaky Blinders has taken off, are a staple for every modern woman. Here at Leonard Silver, we are pioneers in our tailored and non-tailored suits. By incorporating men's tweed waistcoats within a complete suit, you are giving it that well-needed finishing touch.
We have used our Navy Tweed Check Suit for this style concept. This suit uses a tweed check constructed from a soft and comfortable navy herringbone cloth that incorporates both red and fawn tartan for a charming contrast. For this look, you must ensure that the tweed waistcoats are tucked in to keep it extra smart.
3. Casual Suit
That’s right; there is such a thing as a casual suit look. Tweed waistcoats can be dressed down by wearing a baggier shirt underneath, as well as less-fitted matching trousers for a comfortable and casual finish. This Leonard Silver Harold Green Tweed Waistcoat is combined with the Olive Tweed Suit Trousers for a deep green suit combination. Wear with a baggier shirt, and you’ll have yourself a more casual look, especially when the top buttons are undone to reveal some of your chest.
Here at Leonard Silver, we have several Donegal tweed waistcoats and men's Harris Tweed waistcoats available on our website. To boost your suit collection, feast your eyes on our entire selection of suits that have come from the finest brands, including ourselves. We are leading tailors in the Hull areas, ensuring that each gentleman than steps into our shop leaves feeling confident and ready to seize their next event or working day.