Time for Tweed

by Fashion Dude on November 27, 2012

At Northern Threads they believe that there are some staple men’s styles that have simply never made an exit from the fashion consciousness. Some may suffer dips in popularity here and there but they always hang around because they’re a classic option that can be relied upon.  One look that is enjoying a real Renaissance right now is the humble tweed.

They may suffer dips in popularity here and there but they always hang around because they’re a classic option that can be relied upon. One look that is enjoying a real Renaissance right now is the humble tweed.   What stops a lot of people from attempting tweed is knowing when and how to wear it. To help you out, here’s how to work 3 tweed items into tried-and-tested scenarios that come personally recommended by menswear experts from our in-store and online teams…

The journey to work – with the Farah Vintage tweed blazer
“This isn’t a stiff blazer, the material is soft and flexible; in other words it’s perfect for the morning commute. When you reach up to grab the handrail on the train or bus you’ll often find the tight tailoring/shoulders on blazer jackets will pull in and feel uncomfortable. Well, not here. Even if you cycle to the office you’ll get a good range of movement and it’s that perfect mid-range thickness, so great for a lot of weather conditions.” Josh, online content assistant.

 

The pub hangout – with the Fred Perry tweed sweater
“One of the best things about winter is sitting in a traditional pub on a lazy afternoon with friends. With a cold bite in the air you definitely need a bit of knitwear and this is my favourite right now – I’ve been teaming it up with a pale Oxford Shirt underneath and a trusty pair of blue denims.” Chris, assistant store manager.

 

The weekend away– with the Harris Tweed x Clarks Originals desert boots
“I’ve always loved the Clarks desert boots but I wanted something a little different so when I saw this new take on them I couldn’t wait to pull them on. One of the best things? They’re comfortable so ideal for a short city break where you’re likely to do a bit of walking.” Carl, ecommerce manager.
If you’re ready to try the tweed look then make sure you stop by our webstore and checkout our range of tweed items.



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