Tweed is a very traditional material, often worn by those involved in countryside pursuits such as shooting and hunting. More recently though, tweed has generated a much wider appeal and is a smart, stylish option whether you are in the town or country. Season after season, tweed products prove immensely popular at The Country Catalogue and are available for men, women and children. Read more
The Jack Murphy Aurnia Ladies Tweed Jacket is a fresh, feminine take on the classic country coat for AW12. The Jacket is 100% wool with a satin lining providing extra warmth, and the detachable faux fur collar gives this Jacket an element of chic style. Also from Jack Murphy, the combination of the Millie Tweed Jacket and Charlotte Tweed Pencil Skirt in an elegant polka-dot tweed, is a definite favourite of ours at The Country Catalogue.
Stylish tweed accessories are a definite ‘must have’ again this season. We have carefully chosen a range of tweed caps, mittens, earmuffs, hats and tweed bags to compliment our new tweed clothing collections. Highlights of the Jack Murphy Collection include the new Athea Tweed Mittens available in two designs, the Crosshaven Trapper Hats and the Belclare Tweed Hats. The cosy Holly Earmuffs are also making a welcomed return for AW12.
At The Country Catalogue, we have been so impressed with the Alan Paine Tweed that the Rutland Kids Tweed Breeks are returning to our collection for a second season, with the addition of the Rutland Kids Tweed Waistcoat, new for 2012. The technical yet feminine Rutland Ladies Tweed Coat has also returned for a second year due to its popularity last season.
The new Alan Paine Compton Tweed Collection includes products for men, ladies and children. The Compton Gents Tweed Coat, Tweed Waistcoat, Tweed Breeks and Compton Tweed Cap create a smart, comfortable and practical combination for the shooting field. Other tweed clothing brands at The Country catalogue include Musto, Hoggs, Deerhunter, Bonart and Laksen.
The Technical side of Tweed Traditionally, tweed is known as a hardwearing, heavy cloth made in subdued earthy colours. Over the years though, the technology used in producing this traditional material has improved greatly, resulting in well designed, practical and comfortable pieces of clothing. Tweed clothes for outdoor use can now be lightweight, breathable and water repellent, perfect for braving Great British weather.
The Heritage of Tweed The story of tweed began in Scotland in the 18th Century, where it was produced and dyed using all natural materials. These methods produced natural earthy colours such as green, blue, brown, grey and heather which blend into the moorland. To make tweed, wool is gathered, washed and dyed. Traditionally, carding was done by hand to straighten the wool out before it was spun by hand into yarn. The yarn would them by woven into tweed on a loom. The material would then be stretched and dried before being used.