How To Wear a Tweed Suit

Welcome to your inspirational guide to wearing a tweed suit. In this article, we discuss tweed suit styles for every occasion. From weddings to the races, a tweed suit can be the best option! So, let’s explore them in more detail…

Tweed is a fabric that will never go out of style and shows no signs of slowing down, which is why it is a wardrobe staple. It's quintessentially British and will remain a classic for years to come. 

However, some of us can feel a little afraid at the thought of braving it for formal occasions. Understandably so, a fabric steeped in history and holding so much character, it can feel a bit daunting to do it justice. 

We're here to tell you, don't be hesitant about stepping out in some tweed, it will certainly serve you well and rack up some style points. 

If you're struggling with how to tackle it, here are a few ways you can wear a tweed suit for varying occasions and look as though you've been sporting them for years. 

Tweed suits for a wedding

A wedding is the perfect opportunity to wear a tweed suit, particularly if it is a country theme. On this occasion, you can get away with being more adventurous with checks and colours. 

It's all about showing a bit of personality without upstaging the groom! We'd recommend a three-piece in blue or grey with a classic check. You could even wear a plain waistcoat to break up the tweed. 

As it's a wedding, you can be a bit playful with your tie choice, but keep it simple enough so as not to distract from the tweed. Subtle florals are ideal for weddings. Finish off with a patterned pocket square in a complementary colour.

Shop Tweed Wedding Suits.


Tweed suits for work

Tweed is a sophisticated fabric, which is why it works well for the office. However, it's important to remember that in a corporate setting, it's not the place to make too much of a statement, so tone down your tweed for office environments. 

Your best bet is a navy tweed two-piece with a subdued check. For neckwear, a knitted tie is a contemporary alternative to the classic silk tie, and we'd say that in this situation, a pocket square isn't a necessity. 

Also consider separates for more relaxed offices, a pair of tweed check trousers combined with a smart roll neck knit will achieve a winning business casual look. 

Shop Work & Business Suits.

Tweed for the races

Tweed and the races go together perfectly making it an extremely favourable fabric of choice. Both the fabric and the sport are steeped in history, and a classic tweed suit against a racecourse backdrop will give you the foolproof countryman look. 

In terms of what tweed to wear, it's an occasion where you can really go all out, after all, there will be a Best Dressed award up for grabs. 

For a traditional English gent look, opt for a tan suit or moss green tweed three-piece suit paired with a waistcoat chain and motif print tie. Finish the look with some classic leather brogues.

Feel like exploring this look and accessories more? See the Marc Darcy Accessories & Shoes for Men.

Shop Race Day Suits.

Tweed for casual occasions 

Your tweed look doesn't always have to be super formal, it can be just as easily dressed down for an off-duty look. At the weekend you may be looking for something which is comfortable and breathable yet also presentable for running your errands, as who knows who you'll bump into! 

In these cases you can wear a casual jumper and chino combination but throw on a wool-blend tweed blazer to keep the chill at bay and jazz things up a bit. Or, do the opposite and keep the focus on your lower half with some tweed trousers, a casual top and longline coat. 

We've said it before, and we'll say it again, chelsea boots are weekend winners so they certainly should be considered as a partner to your casual tweed ensemble. 

Shop timeless tweed suits

As you’ve made it this far, you deserve to see some of the Marc Darcy tweed suit favourites!

Tweed two-piece suit

Channel your inner old English gent vibes with the Ted suit. 

This suit is made of wool-mix fabric with an earthy tone herringbone weave, drawing inspiration from traditional fashion. The perfect approach to give your workwear a hint of the Peaky Blinders era.


Shop the Two-Piece Tweed Ted Suit.

Tweed three-piece suit

The Dion suit is a timeless classic in vivid lapis blue. This suit, with its delicate multi-tone pattern in herringbone tweed, is a favourite for special events like weddings. Mix and match this three-piece with the Ray Tan Check Waistcoat.



Shop the Dion Blue Tweed Three-Piece Suit.

Discover the best tweed suits for the with Marc Darcy 

As always, we hope you found this article helpful. 

If you have any questions or need fashion advice, feel free to reach out and Contact Us today. We’re happy to help!

Remember, we do appointments too – Do you think you’d like to be seen by a Marc Darcy suit specialist? Talk to us about a Marc Darcy Saturday Appointment.

From Men’s Suits to the finest accessories, here at Marc Darcy, we pride ourselves on providing the very best clothing for men. If you’re looking for a new suit, why not explore our collection today? See our show-stopping selection of Wedding Suits For Men, Evening Suits, and Black Tie Suits

Here are some articles we think you’ll love… A Guide To Suits For All Occasions | What To Wear For A Graduation | What To Wear To A Christening