Tweed and its types
Donegal Tweed is suitable for medium weight sports jackets. This material can be combined with woollen and silk ties or ties made of Irish poplin, a blend of wool and silk. Because of prevalence of white Donegal Tweed looks good with tattersall check shirt against white colour, a common combination in Great Britain.
Shepherd’s check is a one more popular pattern for quite hard tweed, although it is relatively rough. This check is produced in different colour combinations and size of pattern. A variant of black-and-white check is known in German-speaking countries as pepita check.
When the majority of the continental Europeans think about tweed, they mean Harris Tweed. This fabric is coarse-textured and wearproof and sometimes can be called the English tweed. This material is manufactured in many intense colours and is very suitable for warm sports jackets to wear in the country. Corduroys are often worn with this rough fabric, ant this outfit is extremely pertinent in chilly weather.
Herringbone is a classical pattern for sports jackets. It is especially popular with American producers. Typical colours are brown, green and grey from dark to light, there is also blue, usually dark-blue. Grey herringbone looks good with white body shirt made of Oxford cotton. You can add black knitted tie or striped silk tie, both will complete the outfit perfectly. Herringbone is also popular in continental Europe.
Another variant of the Herringbone fabric is known as mottled Herringbone. It includes extra colours which make texture more complex.
Houndstooth is a quite stodgy pattern. You should combine it with other colours and patterns carefully. It is produced in many colours and suits for sports jackets worn at the office. It is a classical pattern, but it suits not for everybody.
Cheviot is a very close and rough fabric made of Cheviot sheep wool. It is a typical material for British sport wear. Tailors often jokingly call this material “ball proof”, however, it would be better not to test it.
Covert coat fabric with some sprinklings is one more typical material, which the British wear in the country. It is used mostly for coats and also for riding jackets. Covert coat fabrics usually have green and brown hues. Designers have recently revived this classical fabric.
Bedford cord is very warm and heavy wool. In England it is intended for jackets and suits for hunting. Owing to its texture the material is highly suitable for chilly weather. It is very hard to wear Bedford cord at the well heated office. Jackets made of this fabric are destined to outlive their owners. Optical wave effect attracts only true admirers of English country life but only those who like to sweat under this indestructible material. It is beyond any doubt that the fabric is a good thing which can be bought.