The jacket was always worn with matching breeks (short trousers) which were ideal for country pursuits due to the hard-wearing fabric. It wasn’t until the 20th century that the tweed jacket was teamed with non-matching trousers.
|Barbour Lightweight Berwick Tweed Breeks|
Berwick tweed breeks, to match their Berwick tweed shooting jacket.
– the carrot leg. This style suits tweed as it is not dissimilar to breeks with its baggier
top and tapering legs – great for tucking into boots or wellies.
New Look has urbanised their tweed trousers by not matching with a tweed jacket, but this
fashionista brand knows the sartorial power of the flat cap – giving an edgy look to the
The flat cap has a varied history from when every male over 6yrs (except the upper class) was legally bound to wear English woollen caps (or else fined) on Sundays and holidays in 1571 up until 1597, to the headgear favoured by the upper class for country pursuits, and back to the city working class in the 1920s. So no wonder it seems at home with the trendy and the classics.
Their Eilden cap is waterproof and matches their lightweight washable Berwick tweed...