Wardrobe Essential: the tweed blazer

Rooted in country wear, the tweed jacket has been a long-time favourite of field sports hobbyists for over a century. Its warmth and rugged nature are a perfect match for the outdoors, and its traditionally roomier fit ensures an ease of movement that has proven especially popular with keen shots from all over the planet.

Although tweed may have originated in Scotland, its reach is far wider and has, over time, become a stylish essential for those looking to add some old-world charm to their wardrobe. Perfect for the colder months, a tweed blazer will add character to a jeans and shirt combination or spice up a pair of suit trousers for a look that is perfect for the office, or indeed an evening date. Here are our suggestions.

RICHARD JAMES 
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This is a distinctly modern take on the tweed jacket. With a signature Richard James finish, this blazer features lightly structured shoulders, patch pockets and a double vented rear that will ensure utter comfort whilst keeping you sharp.

Richard James Wool-Tweed Blazer, £695 from Mr Porter

SAINT LAURENT
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Constructed with a grey gingham tweed, this Saint Laurent blazer boasts a slightly boxier fit with strong shoulders and a three-button closure, resulting in a more traditional look. It would match perfectly with a pair of black tailored trousers and a white shirt, creating an dapper evening ensemble.

Saint Laurent Gingham Tweed Jacket, £1,525 from Harrods

HOLLAND & HOLLAND 
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Tweed comes in all shapes and sizes, making it ideal if you want to implement a flash of colour into an otherwise reserved outfit. Here, the burgundy check pattern really complements the moss colour of the jacket, the likes of which is made of 100% wool woven exclusively for Holland and Holland.

Holland & Holland Tweed Jacket, £795 from Holland & Holland

OLIVER BROWN
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If you want to make more of a statement however, then a bold check patterned, wide-lapel blazer such as this should do the job. The beauty of this piece can truly be appreciated up close, as the colours fully reveal themselves. A rainbow of navy, orange, red, brown and even aqua blue give the jacket a dandy aesthetic, perfect for those looking to dress to impress.

PURDEY
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Purdey are perhaps most well-known for their fine guns, but their clothing is really top-notch too. This classic three-button, single-breasted jacket features a double vented rear and functional tabbed storm collar, which will undoubtedly prove useful once the weather takes a turn for the worse.

Purdey Action Back Tweed Jacket in Audley Check, £795 from Purdey

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