One of the things we love in Nigeria when it comes to fashion is fabrics. We’ve played around with so many fabrics over time. However, there’s a lot to know about the stylish tweed fabric.
One of the things we love in Nigeria when it comes to fashion is fabrics. We’ve played around with so many fabrics over time. However, there’s a lot to know about the uncommon yet stylish tweed fabric.
In terms of fabrics, tweed is the most durable of them all. It can also withstand wind and water and comes in a number of varieties.
First, it’s important to note the four kinds we have: there’s plain tweed, woven into a twill design and is the easiest to wear. Next, herringbone tweed, which has a distinctive V-shaped pattern, with rich visual texture and versatility.
Also, there’s houndstooth tweed, which is known for its bold broken check design and overcheck tweed known for large windowpane checks.
Tweed is still as solid and practical, as well as stylishly smart as it was back in the 18th century. Here are four ways you can wear the fabric:
Smart casual: Pair your tweed blazer with a plain tee, probably grey, denim shirt or simple button shirt with a pair of dark wash jeans or dark chinos and some Chelsea boots or brogues.
Layered up: For those who may travelling outside Nigeria this time of the year, when it’s probably cold in most countries abroad, try tweed as outerwear. A black or grey herringbone tweed overcoat will make a bold statement. Style it with dark colors and solid textures like denim and knit.
Formal wear: For formal environments, avoid earthy greens and browns, rather try fine weave grey tweed suit matched with a white shirt, dark colored tie and dark colored lace up shoes. This will find you the right balance that will come off as stylish and professional.
Make them accessories: This is a stylish option with tweed. Try a tweed bag, like holdalls and backpacks, tie, pair of gloves or scarf for when you travel abroad in the winter time. Also, try a tweed snapback or even footwear, an example is Adidas’ reworked iconic Gazelle ’70s model in a brown tweed upper.
Let us know what you think about the Tweed fabric and how you can wear it.