This year, tweed has made a bigger-than-ever comeback. Although tweed has always been a classic fall staple because of its texture and warmth, this season the fabric has been reinvented and modernized.
Tweed is a rough, woolen fabric that comes in three types: Harris Tweed, Donegal Tweed, and silk tweed. We use Harris Tweed, a cloth handwoven by the islanders of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland from local wool, at Hart Schaffner Marx.
Our favorite manifestation of tweed at the moment is herringbone (which we scanned and used for the background of this blog!). A gray herringbone sportcoat can be dressed up for work or paired with jeans to grab a drink. Our 125th Anniversary Herringbone Sportcoat is made with a half canvas lining and the finest West of England Shetland Herringbone quality.
A normal worsted wool herringbone has a tighter construction giving it a flatter look, but the herringbone used in this garment is more textured and warm. For a classic and clean look, pair this sportcoat with a white sport shirt and some dark jeans, like our Classic Straight Jeans in Dark Denim, $98.50.