Our Tweed Heroes - Rod Stewart

November 12, 2021

Vintage and contemporary. Formal and laidback. Country and city. Tweed manages to evoke all of these things – which is probably why it’s never gone out of fashion. The ultimate in versatile menswear, tweed is a firm favourite of modern gents across the world, including a fair few A-listers.

In our Tweed Heroes series, we take a look at the celebrities and public figures who love a bit of tweed – and wear it exceptionally well too. We’ve already dissected the tweed attire of David Beckham and Ryan Reynolds. Now it’s the turn of an original rock and roller – none other than Sir Rod Stewart.

Rod Stewart’s style

Rod Stewart has always been up there in the style stakes. From his glam rock days in the seventies – when he sported metallic skin-tight catsuits and a whole lot of leopard print – to the stately, gentlemanly ensembles of more recent years, Rod has always stood out from the crowd.

These days he still demonstrates a penchant for tartan – often wearing scarves, kilts and full tartan suits. He even wore a pair of tartan trousers when he received his knighthood back in 2016. 

But, Rod likes to keep it real. He said in an interview that he’d ditched designer clothes in favour of the high street and listed both Zara and Topman among his shops of choice.

How Rod Stewart wears tweed

As well as favouring tartan, Rod often steps out in tweed. He wore not one, but two, tweed caps to the Cheltenham Festival, choosing to mix and match throughout his day at the races. 

Rod was spotted wearing a blue plaid tweed jacket over jeans, a shirt and a cardigan on a casual day out with the kids. And he’s also been pictured wearing khaki trousers, a white shirt and an understated tweed waistcoat – bizarrely, whilst doing some ironing in his garden.

But our favourite of Rod’s tweed ensembles has to be the brown three piece he wore whilst holidaying in the south of France with his wife, Penny Lancaster. The suit itself was pretty low key but old habits die hard and Rod couldn’t help but pair his outfit with a flamboyant patterned neck scarf in a kaleidoscope of colours.  

Rod brings his own sense of style and personality to tweed outfits. He embraces both colour and pattern, opting for extravagant accessories and original combinations. 

Rod is our tweed hero because he chooses to rip up the sartorial rule book rather than simply follow the fashion of the day. And really, what else should we expect from a rock and roll legend?

The Tweedmaker essentials Rod would be proud of

man in suit on bench

Want to recreate Sir Rod Stewart’s tweed style? Here are the Tweedmaker suits and accessories that will help you do just that.

The tweed newsboy cap

Available in blue, black, green or khaki, our gentleman’s newsboy cap is both practical and stylish. Make like Rod and don your cap whilst wearing a full three piece. Or opt for a more modern style by pairing with a tweed pea coat.

The check tweed suit

man in overcheck suit

Rod Stewart doesn’t do plain and simple. That’s why we think these check tweed suits would get his seal of approval. Available in both blue and brown options, the check pattern gives these beautiful three piece tweed suits added interest.

The plaid tweed suit jacket

A key piece of Rod’s wardrobe over the years has been the plaid jacket. Whilst we think this suit looks exceptional as a three piece, you can also mix and match elements to create new ensembles. If you’re taking inspiration from Rod, wear the jacket with jeans and a shirt for smart-casual perfection.

The patterned cravat

Rod Stewart often goes in for extravagant neckwear, which is why we can definitely picture him in one of the more brightly coloured paisley patterned cravats we stock at Tweedmaker.

Why choose Tweedmaker?

Here at Tweedmaker, we make quality, affordable tweed suits. We have a range of colours and patterns to choose from. And we pride ourselves on service – helping you to take precise measurements and offering easy returns too. So why not update your style and find your perfect fit by shopping with Tweedmaker today.