You Must Have Tweed This Winter

Tweed is a beautiful fabric steeped in tradition. It’s associated with the upper classes and their activities – ivy league professors and English country gentlemen and such. Of course, Kate Middleton and Prince William and their fashionable upper-crust crowd are also huge fans of this warm and durable (and fashionable) fabric. For men, tweed obviously makes a great suit jacket.

It works well with a nice patterned shirt underneath – change the colors and patterns to reflect the season. Tweed with a tartan pattern offers a wonderful opportunity to mix patterns and materials. Referencing the mixed media and clashing patterns trends of Fall/Winter 2012, this versatile fabric makes up for a beautiful and stylish combination with leather accessories.

For a more casual look, layer several leather and silver bracelets to pop up underneath the sleeve of your tweed jacket. The fabric itself also makes for sophisticated (and warm) men’s accessories. Purchase a tweed hat or tie to really get on top of this incredibly hot mens trend for winter 2012. And ladies, tweed isn’t just for the fellas. It can in fact look very charming, cheeky, and even sexy on women.

When you purchase a tweed jacket, make sure you select one that fits well through the waist and gives you some nice curves. The last thing you want is to look messy or dowdy. Try a tweed jacket with dark jeans and equestrian boots for a polished look. You can also spice up your look with colorful tweed accessories. Investing in this durable, always-in-style fabric is a wise (and beautiful) choice.

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