Known for being both water-resistant and durable, tweed (woven wool) became the uniform for Scottish hunters in the 18th century. Also due to its color, tweed is noted as one of the earliest forms of camouflage. Since then, this type of fabric has become more fashion relevant than functional…
This season, invest in a tweed sportcoat:
Herringbone: one of the most popular tweeds and is characterized by its ‘v-shaped’ pattern
This fabric is characterized by its vertical ribbing, called wales. Corduroy comes in two versions:
Pinwale: very fine ribbing (great for a bigger man)
Velvet is a luxe fabric, thus making it a great option for parties or special occasions. Black, dark blue and dark grey are your best bets and if you do avelvet blazer, make sure that it only comes out at night. Pair with dark pants or jeans.
p.s. a velvet blazer is as powerful as having a little puppy… all the ladies will want to pet your velvet.