If you’ve never considered owning a tweed three piece suit before, one look at Luke Evans on the Graham Norton Show last night may have you wondering why not.
In terms of both style and fit, the actor’s suit truly demonstrated that tweed, far from being a musty or professorial fabric (as it’s been characterized in the past), is just as stylish and refined as the softest Italian wool.
Of course, the suit’s remarkable elegance was helped by the fact that Evans paired it with some gorgeous accessories (the striped brown tie and brown pocket square), as well as his colour combinations, which were brown, brown, brown all the way.
The interesting layering of a mid brown tweed, a mixed brown tie and a beige shirt were simply ravishing.
When it comes to tailoring a tweed suit today, adding a waistcoat is really the way to go. Whereas a two piece tweed suit looks casual, a waistcoat makes it super chic.
Look at Evans’ suit next to Hugh Grant’s plain black two piece. There’s really no comparison. It demonstrates the power of tweed.
A Suit That Fits’ tweeds
A Suit That Fits offers 25 different tweed fabrics, including the grey, dogtooth-patterned tweed pictured above.
A large percentage of A Suit That Fits’ tweeds are made at the world-class Lanificio Campore mill in Italy. Campore is famous for its woven woolen fabrics.
Although tweed is more commonly associated with Scotland (Harris tweed) and Ireland (Donegal tweed), Italian tweed is also excellent and is often a little softer.
Robert Noble tweed
A Suit That Fits also sells 2 tweed fabrics woven in Scotland by the famous Robert Noble mill and washed in the River Tweed. Both fabrics feature a colourful tartan design.
These are heavier tweeds, perfect for the coming cold months. If you’re looking for traditional (i.e. Scottish) tweed, definitely check them out (above and below).