To Tweed Or Not To Tweed? - History of the iconic pattern


To Tweed Or Not To Tweed? - History of the iconic pattern

Tweed blog
27th October 2017

To Tweed Or Not To Tweed? - History of the iconic pattern

Beginning as a hard woven fabric, Tweed originated in Scotland and Ireland and was worn by farmers that worked in cold and damp conditions. With muted colours and a rough texture, the fabric was soon a much loved trend among gentlemen of the nineteenth century and continues to be a unique choice for grooms. 


The various qualities of Tweed made it the ideal attire for sports and activities such as fishing, shooting and cycling. Earthy coloured tones conveyed the aspect of leisure while blue and grey kept it business focused.


The durability of Tweed depends on the pattern and weave of the fabric, you may be familiar with Herringbone, Twill and Houndstooth. Checked styles can be found in our Tweed collection and are a great choice for style conscious grooms who are looking for a unique suit with history and meaning.

Tweed suit

So how do you wear tweed?

We suggest wearing this special fabric during cooler Autumn months, invest in a three piece suit that has the appropriate weight and thickness for the event - especially if you are a groom who will be spending all day in this suit! Although white shirts are a classic choice, a coloured option is traditionally more in line with the heritage. To finish the look, a basic style tie in a deep autumnal shade will bring everything together nicely.

Blue waistcoat

Browse our Tweed collection here to find a unique suit that will make you feel and look great on the special day