Suit Buying Tips

Tweed Suits

Tweed suits are basically heavy suits made from a form of wool. They are made from a coarse woolen material created by combining three different color yarns.

These yarns are then twilled, which leaves a distinctive pattern not found on other types of suits.

Some of its more popular forms are Harris tweed, Lovat, and Donegal.

There are many advantages and disadvantages to this suit material and it is important to know the difference between suits made from tweed and suits made from other suit fabrics.

Below I’ll go over the benefits and the drawbacks of tweed suits so that you’ll know whether or not you should add this type of suit to your wardrobe.


This material makes a great winter suit. The reason for this is that it is thick, warm, and resistant to water.

The durability of this suit is fantastic. This is because the suit material is thick enough to resist tears and other issues that you might have with a thin suit made from cotton, linen, seersucker, or worsted wool.


Warm weather makes this suit useless for the owner until it gets cold again. People living in cold climates can wear this suit all year round, but people living in tropical ones shouldn’t even bother looking at this suit.

I live in the northeast part of the United States, and this type of suit is great for the cold winter months we get here.

Another disadvantage of this suit is that the coarse feel can be a turn off for people that prefer more comfort. Also, some people feel that the heaviness of the suit is unpleasant.

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