Product Reviews,  The Rural Life

Traditional Tweed Still Game In The Countryside and Catwalks

From the catwalks of Milan to the British spring county shows, tweed is still a traditional style staple that fails to date. This versatile fabric and look is now being incorporated into everyday wear through to more formal occasions. It’s once itchy and stiff image is now been shaken off and designers are reaching for tweed to be used in upholstery, wedding dresses, fashion accessories and now even into lingerie.

The staple of any wardrobe for both genders is the tweed jacket or gilet. They are extremely versatile and stylish and can be used for formal occasions, smart casual weekends or everyday wear. Tweed waistcoats can be mixed and matched effortlessly with other fabrics and clothing particularly with coloured jeans, trousers or skirt. Team your tweed with a pheasant feather printed scarf and then add a bakerboy cap or a fedora to the look which sit together in pure class and style. These hats are completely on trend and can be worn not only in a country setting but harmoniously in the city too.

Styles have evolved over the last few years with many colours such as hot pinks, strong purples, and duck egg blues having been introduced into traditional tweed threads. This brings the fabric to the modern generation who have also fallen in love with wearing this classic look embracing tweed in their clothing, bags or accessories. Tweed also sits nicely with corduroy fabric, lace and leather footwear which is why this fabric is still a countryside firm favourite.

Tweed clothing, particularly in country pursuits, is not only stylish but incredibly practical too. It is warm, hard-wearing and practical. Whether you are shooting clays, beating on a shoot or walking your dogs through the fields, tweed jackets or waistcoats will keep the famous British weather at bay! With tailored deep pockets giving any jacket a touch of quality, they are also incredibly useful for all you need to take with you when enjoying the countryside.

So if you want to add some tweed to your wardrobe, styles are now affordable with prices to suit all budgets. Haynet recently tried and tested a super tweed gilet and matching bakerboy cap from . With its hot pink quality lining, the Walker & Hawkes Ladies Derby Tweed Waistcoat is tailored and smart but very easy to wear.

As with most tweed items of clothing, they soften over a few times of wear but this waistcoat felt comfortable from the first time you put it on. This can be worn with a t-shirt, cotton fitted shirt or a warm jumper to take you through all the seasons. Walker & Hawkes also have a super range of fashion bakerboy tweed country caps, baseball hats and the faithful flat caps that looks good on ladies and gentleman wanting to add some tweed to their wardrobe. So for a smarter and practical look, definitely consider adding some tweed. It will become an absolute firm favourite!

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