Why tweed is the perfect material for the winter months
Winter is well and truly here. Cold and frosty mornings, dark evenings, and a long road ahead until the warmer days of spring.
The great outdoors — or even a chilly, drizzly city centre — isn’t particularly inviting at this time of year. But the modern gent doesn’t have to go into social hibernation.
A gentleman can look his best and stay warm this winter with the right attire. How? we hear you ask.
With a well-known sartorial secret called tweed.
Why tweed is perfect for the winter months
The team here at TweedMaker can vouch for the fact that tweed is suited to any month of the year. That said, tweed comes into its own as winter hits its stride.
Here are five excellent reasons why tweed is the perfect material for winter months.
Tweed is a heavy material made from wool. It was originally developed for Scottish farmers who — thanks to tweed — could spend all day outside, all year round, even in the most challenging weather conditions.
A resounding endorsement if ever we heard one.
With a long line of Scottish farmers giving their approval, you can rest assured that you're getting the best thermal performance when you don a tweed suit or overcoat.
This means that whatever the winter weather throws at you, your tweed is up to the task of keeping you warm.
Another great feature of wool? It’s naturally water-resistant.
So if you get caught in a wintery shower that weather forecasts failed to predict, your tweed can be relied upon to keep you nice and dry.
Just remember to hang your tweed up where you get home and let it air dry to keep it in the best possible condition. Things won’t go well if you bung it in the tumble dryer or stick it on a radiator.
It pairs well with boots
In summer months (and even into early autumn), tweed looks impeccable when paired with a refined brogue. But the beauty of tweed is its adaptability.
It looks just as stylish when paired with a warm pair of boots. Think plain toe or cap toe lace-ups, brogue dress boots, or a super stylish Chelsea boot.
This means that even when the ground is wet and muddy underfoot, your tweed can still make an appearance — and you still get to look your best.
Buy a tweed three-piece suit, and you’ll find yourself mixing and matching the individual elements to create a wide range of outfits.
You can dress up or down depending on the occasion. And — with the option to include a shirt, waistcoat and tweed jacket in your ensemble — you can layer up or down as winter temperatures require.
A tweed coat further increases the versatility. Buy one that pairs well with the rest of your suit, and you’ll always look dapper while feeling toasty warm.
It's an investment
If you buy a tweed suit this winter, you don't have to put it away when the UK sun (eventually) decides to show its face again.
Tweed is a year-round material. It’s breathable and wicks away perspiration, so you won’t overheat as temperatures rise. Whilst we wouldn’t advise wearing tweed during a heatwave, it’s suited to pretty much any other time of the year.
What’s more, tweed is incredibly durable and long-lasting. So you can count on wearing a tweed three-piece suit this winter, next winter, and for many years to come.
Find your winter tweed at Tweedmaker
From classic red to brown check to olive green, there are lots of beautiful winter shades sure to add timeless style to your wardrobe.
Whether you want something snappy for the festive season or something elegantly stylish (but warm) to see you through till spring, we have the suit for you.
Discover yours today! Take a look at the range and find your winter tweed here.