Tweed is, literally and metaphorically, cloth of the land. Its origins are in the rough peasant-worn fabrics of Scotland, a naturally warm, robust and wind-resistant fabric for those who tilled the land. It was only much, much later that it evolved into the gentleman’s fabric, worn by wealthy landlords and aristocrats.
Many centuries on, it retains its position as a wardrobe must-have, perfect for jaunts into the countryside, a highly stylish yet strong, weather-proof fabric. This infographic showcases the many varieties of tweed, their fabulous origins, and how to read a pattern. How to be a gentleman in style!
A Gentleman’s Guide To Tweed:
Infographic by – Samuel Windsor