Tweed has a long glorious history in Great Britain and here at Cad & The Dandy, we are proud to use fabrics from its finest merchants, who are the envy of woollen producers across the world. These master weavers and finishers supply us with a wonderful array of both classic and contemporary designs, covering a broad price range, giving our clients a multitude of options.
All the wonderful qualities of tweed make it a perfect choice for a suit, but as the cloth itself can be quite heavy, it’s even more important to make the right choices in regard to weight, cut and style, whilst also selecting a colour to compliment both you and your environment. So, this month’s style guide is dedicated to the considerations you should make when choosing a tweed suit.
Traditionally tweeds were a heavyweight cloth, made to withstand harsh outdoor conditions and climates, and were dyed in colours to blend into the natural country surroundings when worn for hunting. But, as times have changed so have the variety of cloths available. From the heaviest estate tweeds at 22 ounces per yard, down to relatively refined fabrics at just 11 or 12 ounces, the lighter weights will keep you warm, dry and well dressed whilst being a perfect choice for all sorts of situations through the cooler seasons.
Choose from a full palette of hues and shades to suit every taste and environment, including vibrant bright cloths for those who want to stand out from the crowd. Brown, dark blue, and black tweeds are a popular choice for casual Fridays in the city, but whether for country pursuits, relaxing at the weekend, travel or business, there is a weight to suit every requirement.
The wonderful thing about buying a tweed suit, especially a 3 piece, is that each garment can be worn individually – dressed up or dressed down to suit both smart and casual occasions. These suits can’t be overpowered so you can team them with the most striking shirts and accessories.
Whether you’re in a meeting, or at a country shoot, you will feel comfortable and confident in a beautifully cut tweed suit. This cloth has a bold character, but you can add your own twists by adding contrasting colour on the buttonhole thread, pocket flaps and elbow patches, or simply by selecting an opulent lining of beautiful paisley, statement stripe or polka dot. Depending on your stature, you can choose from 1, 2 or 3 button jackets with a fitted, semi fitted, or loose cut, all of which allows you to create your own individual look and choose a style to best accentuate your assets.
At Cad & The Dandy our bespoke tweed suits are always impeccably hand finished, with the more subtle hand sewn edges ensuring the jacket holds its shape better. Working cuffs are standard, and the hand-finished buttonholes give a raised, more elegant look.
Whether you want to create a traditional look, a contemporary killer tweed or be the much loved dandy, our tailors are always on hand to guide you through the many different choices available. To book a consultation, simply contact us via any of the options detailed below.
Cad & The Dandy, City – +44 (0)20 7283 1975
Cad & The Dandy, Savile Row – +44 (0)20 7434 4344