Need For Tweed
Written by Marcus Jaye
Dapper lads, listen up. We've given tweed an upgrade. That's right, we've used one of Britain’s greatest homespun fabrics (it’s protected by an Act of Parliament, don’t ya know?) to create a contemporary collection of 5 limited-edition menswear pieces. Intrigued? Of course you are...
The trick to making Harris Tweed work, today, is to think future not past. Forget the hunting, fishing and shooting connotations, that’s old hat. Think sports and simplicity. Team the streamlined bomber jacket with a simple white tee and track pants. It’s unexpected, so looks fresh.
Harris Tweed Herringbone Blazer £85
Our capsule collection includes a traditional herringbone blazer and waistcoat set, a classic check blazer, a barleycorn blazer and a bomber-style herringbone jacket. Every item is handcrafted from pure virgin wool, all dyed and spun on the islands of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, the spiritual home of Harris Tweed.
Harris Tweed Herringbone Blazer £85, Harris Tweed Herringbone Waistcoat £30
Think of Harris Tweed as something easy to wear. Don’t be precious or matchy-matchy with it. Get those old-man images out of your head and think young and contemporary. Contrast the blazers with bright, blocked coloured knitwear and dark trousers. Mix the waistcoat up with other tailoring and use these cold-weather pieces as proud British separates.
Harris Tweed Herringbone Bomber Jacket £60
Harris Tweed is as British as Saturday night Strictly and moaning about the weather, it’s also really warm, and, with a few simple updates, it can be as contemporary as avocado on toast!
Harris Tweed Herringbone Barleycorn Blazer £85