Here’s to you, guys: If you want to invest in a timeless fashion classic opt for tweed this second. Thanks to Saint Laurent and Haider Ackermann the rough woolen fabric is shedding all notions of country royalty and school principal stuffiness. While you may want to go to Hedi Slimane and Haider Ackermann for style advise you should give Johnstons of Elgin a try for the clothes themselves. This is a Scottish company that´s been run by the family ever since 1797. Sustainability has been one of their core values from the founding days on – they´re members of Sedex a non-profit that helps businesses manage the ethical and responsible practices of their global supply chains. And they offer supreme quality and excellent craftsmannship, too.
Of course tweed is a story for the ladies as well. It´s actually been going strong all winter already with brands like Theyskens’ Theory and New York’s Rag & Bone shwocasing everything from slouchy pants to crisp coats.
from left to right: Saint Laurent fall winter 2014/15, Haider Ackermann fall winter 2014/15, Rag & Bone fall winter 2013/14, Theyskens’ Theory fall winter 2013/14, below: Jacket: Johnstons of Elgin, scarf: Johnstons of Elgin, coat: Rag & Bone