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Need convincing that tweed suits are the way to go for your wedding? No problem. We are here to help convince you they are… because they are.


Wearing a tweed wedding suit is something different. Different isn’t always good but on your wedding day you don’t want anyone wearing the same attire they would wear for client meetings at work.  A tweed suit gives a sophisticated look and one that won’t be replicated in a thousand other weddings.

With a tweed wedding suit you can get away with more colours and design patterns than with a regular suit. Mens tweed jackets have stood the test of time as to what can be considered elegant. When your grandchildren are looking at your wedding pictures and video you don’t want them laughing at the fashion sense. They probably will do that anyway but why not minimise that risk?


A good suit looks good. A fitted suit looks great. A good fitted tweed suit is perfection.

The distinction that comes with a fitted suit is only multiplied when it is tweed. Don’t ask us why, it’s just the way of the world. Matching tweed accessories also have a unique look that will ensure you look suave.

Whilst most men find it hard to match the enthusiasm of their partner in regards to wedding related issues,  the exception should be what the groom is going to wear. There is almost nothing as personal as the clothes we choose to wear. Numerous pictures will be taken on the day so there is nowhere to hide.  A fitted tweed wedding suit looks sophisticated and ensures the groom looks right on the big day. Selecting the right tweed suit is a chance to bond together.

If you are both trying to get in shape for your wedding look no further than tweed suits.  A good tweed suit provides a strong frame. Any weight issue you have won’t be as prominent with a good tweed suit cut out to your measurement. All Mens Tweed Suits are cut to your exact body shape. We’ve perfected our art over years.

Obviously, you should do everything to be at your fittest. A fitted tweed suit just means less worry if you do struggle to reach the ‘perfect’ weight for the big day.

A Suit for All Weathers

Not everyone is fortunate enough to get married during great weather. You can book your wedding day for the spring or summer period and still get some bad luck. A good tweed suit, while not quite water resistant is somewhat water repellent. A mens tweed jacket compares favourably to most other blazers if caught in the rain.

For windy or cold conditions a tweed suit will provide the kind of warmth that very few other blazers and jackets can match. The woven strands of tweed provide insulation that is quite impressive.

Should you choose to get married during spring or summer and actually have the fortune of having a sunny day you will find that you won’t be any more uncomfortable in a tweed suit. The more modern variations of tweed are less bulky and would ‘suit’ a hotter day (pun not intended).

Tweed Wedding Accessories

There is nothing like tweed accessories. You only need to have a look at some of the tweed ties and tweed bow ties available. They have a texture that is just different. They are cool and unlike any other kind of accessory.

Just have a look at the gentleman below. The suit and accessories are in sync. Not every kind of suit does this with style.

Long Lasting

Purchasing a 3 piece tweed suit for your wedding will ensure you have clothing that will last for years. The option to wear it for special occasion years down the road without it falling apart will be there.

Even if your tweed wedding suit is hired a long lasting impression has been made with your fashion sense. You will look back at your wedding pictures and videos with pride.

My new favourite song of all time is officially ‘Tweed Jacket’ by Biscuithead & the Biscuit Badgers. I’m sure you saw right through my self-serving promotional opening statement. Yes, we sell some of the best tailored tweed suits ever but more importantly we are 100% right that they are the best. That statement will make sense if you just keep reading…

In all honesty, the song is a little bit of a satire but it does bring up some funny and some negative stereotypes about people who wear tweed jackets. Like all stereotypes they do have some truth to them but I am going to do my best to dispel the negative aspects of these stereotypes.

Here goes;

  • Only Professors and Older Gentlemen Wear Tweet Jackets:

This is an interesting stereotype because it seems to have stemmed from a Hollywood portrayal of how professors are supposed to look. In reality if you have spent any time in some of the finer establishments of higher education you will notice that professors come in all shapes, sizes, personalities and clothes. I am sure someone is going to point me to some University somewhere (Did I hear you say Oxford?) where all the professors wear tweed jackets.

In some way there is a compliment to this stereotype. If the smartest  and  wisest of people are wearing it then it must have a look that distinguishes a person. That can’t be too bad can it?

It is also worth mentioning that more ladies are choosing tweed skirts and jackets so it’s not just gentlemen who should look into tweed jackets.

  • Tweed Suits Are For Dr. Who Fans (aka Geeks):

Fine let’s get this out of the way. I am a Dr. Who fan. I am also a geek.  If there is anything wrong with that then I don’t want to be right.

Maybe a better stereotype busting point would be to mention celebrities like David Beckham and Sean Connery who have been known to wear tweed suits. I’m pretty sure they are not geeks. Point proven. I was going to use my mate Dave as an example but I don’t think he’s famous enough to convince you that you don’t need to be a geek to wear a tailored tweed suits.

Worth mentioning that the guys from Peaky Blinders were gangsters and they wore tweed suits. Next.

  • Tweed Jackets are for the Posh and Game Hunters:

There is a reason that posh people wore tweed jackets. Want to know what it is? Had a chance to guess? Tweed jackets are high quality jackets.

Let’s have a look at some of the features that make tweed jackets stand out.

  • A good tweed suit gives off an air of distinction. You instantly stand out with a good tailored tweed suit. The tweed suit has stood the test of time of what is considered stylish and refined. Originally popular in the early parts of the 20th century they have made a strong comeback recently with celebrities such as David Beckham, Johnny Depp, Rod Stewart, Sean Connery and Kanye West seen sporting them.So if you worried you would be wearing something that is not stylish think again.
  • Tweed Jackets provide warmth. While some of the more modern variations are streamlined you can get traditional tweed garments of years past which will provide enough warm without you having to also wear an overcoat.
  • Tweed jackets are very durable. Sure, you could buy cheaper alternatives. The problem with thinking in this way is that many times you end up spending more over the course of an extended period (let’s say 10 years). You could end up buying 4 suits over this period of 10 years or just 1 or 2 tweed suits which have been known to last over 20 years plus (depending on quality of course as well how well it is taken care of. Please don’t throw it in fire and blame me for it not being durable. At least I’ve heard that’s a bad idea). So once purchased you won’t have to buy another one for a while. Unless you want a new design of course.
  • Tweed Jackets are too expensive:

As with all things of high quality tailored tweed jackets are not the cheapest of items. They are however generally high value items.

As previously mentioned, tweed suits, jackets and clothing are known to be very durable. This means when you purchase one of good quality you are guaranteed to have a jacket you can wear time and time again.

  • Or those with a sense of self grandeur:

Every person I have come across wearing a tweed jacket has been extremely humble so this one is definitely false.

I think this one is simple really. I would bet that whatever kind of clothing you select will have some pompous, rude and arrogant people who wear it. Because a tailored suit jacket makes you look stylish and distinguished you will stand out for this behaviour.

A part of me also believes this may be a misconception that stems from the early 20th century where only those who were part of ‘higher society’ were likely to

  • Tweed Suits are out of date:

Again, just not true. More and more women are buying three piece suits for their husbands to be to wear on their wedding day. More celebrities have been seen wearing these in the last decade than any time before 1970. However they are still unique enough to make you stand out as a stylish person wherever you decide to wear it.

The above rant about posh and game hunters also applies in this case.

  • Those of us who wear Tweed jackets think we are antique experts:

I probably just made this one up. Still, it sounds like something someone once said so I think it is worth dispelling.

Wearing a well fitted tweed jacket will give you an air of authority which will lead to increased confidence.

Now that I think about it this one may be true. Buy a tweed jacket and get your antique expert certificate straight away.

At this point you are probably beginning to see a pattern.  Most of the negative stereotypes regarding tailored tweed suits have some kind of compliment attached. Because they were originally seen as a clothing item for those that were wealthy and part of the upper class there seems to be some negative stereotypes attached. The rest are just funny or made up by someone influential enough for it to catch on.

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1) Han Solo

Han Solo is an obvious choice to look good in a tweed suit. Why? Well, because we pretty much have photo evidence.  A younger Harrison Ford could be spotted wearing Tweed Suits as early as the 1970’s. He was ahead of his time and it is why he is considered by many as a fashion icon.

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Sure, the image is of Harrison Ford and not Han Solo. How much worse could Han Solo really look in a high quality tweed suit?

He might even look better.

2) Lando Calrissian

Lando Calrissian in a tweed jacket?  If you had to choose one character from the Star Wars series who would look good in almost any clothing he would be it.

Lando is a smooth talker. This ability allowed him to become a leader in the fight against the Empire. His quick wit and daring proved to be invaluable and so should his outfit.

Lando Calrissian oozes class and style. That is a fact. A three piece tweed suit would not only fit perfectly it would fit his personality and definitely look good. Fact.

3) Yoda

Having mentioned the obvious choices for characters that would look good in a tweed jacket it is time to get adventurous.  As the wise sage and Grand Master of the Jedi Order you should be entitled to look good.

Yoda  is an iconic Star Wars character that we all love. Yeah sure he would need to get a custom made tweed suit. Not a problem.  In fact, that is what separates tweed suits from most other forms of clothing they are made to fit.

You want your leaders looking good and nothing would look better than a green country tweed suit on Yoda. Do you feel the force?

4) C-3PO

We had to have a droid representative.  This does not take any credit away from  the fact that C-3PO would look great in a high quality tweed suit. In this case more than any other character the colour needs to be right. With his gold coating C-3PO would definitely look good in black, dark grey and blood red (nothing too bright).

A sleek tweed suit could be worn by C-3PO to give him that stylish look and be taken serious. If you are fluent in over six million forms of communication you should have clothing that reflects your capabilities. A tweed suit of the right colour does the job.

5) Count Dooku

It could be the beard. It could be the greying hair. It might just be his obvious quest for power. Whatever it is that gives Count Dooku his aura of panache he is definitely a Star Wars character that would fit into a tweed suit and look awesome.

Climbing up the ranks is never an easy task. It becomes that much harder when you are up against the Jedi Order. You need to dress to impress.  Count Dooku already dresses well but a tweed suit would definitely look the business on a fan favourite from the dark side.


‘You get what you pay for’ is never a more true statement than when purchasing THAT suit for your special occasion. Why would you settle for cheap ‘plastic’ tweed from the Far East on a suit most probably made by children (sad but true). Weddings are expensive and we understand that everybody has a budget but they are also THE most important day of your life (to date). Spending £100-£150 on a ‘tweed’ suit will get you exactly what you’d expect. A shinny polyester blend fabric made to a ‘mass produced’ quality. You simply can’t purchase quality wool and tailor a suit for that price. Our fabric alone costs us close to £150.

All of our suits are made with British wool. We are extremely proud of that fact. Each suit is individually hand made and finished to a standard that you would expect from a suit costing ££££’s of pounds. Just check out the finer details and you’ll clearly see what we mean. Look closely at the cut of the button hole and the button hole stitching within it for example. They are clean, sharp and beautifully finished. Just one of many examples that ‘you get what you pay for.’

Purchase online from Mens Tweed Suits with the confidence that we specialise in tailoring high quality suits. Alternatively, come visit us at our showroom where we’d be delighted to show you up close and personal the quality of our suits and run through the many cloth and options that will make your suit truly one of a kind.

There is something about the look of a man in a tweed suit. If you wear tweed you instantly become an ‘English Gentleman’. Make it a 3 piece & you could very well be a Lord. This classic look is making a strong return to form. Over the last few years it has gradually increased in mainstream popularity. The vintage look of tweed has now been merged with a modern sizing and fit to create a rather special look.

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