For the Love of Tweed at The Cheltenham Festival

A three piece tweed suit is a great investment for the Cheltenham Festival Not only will you stay warm and strike a sartorial pose when worn all together, it can look equally dapper when worn separately.

For a quirky look wear the trousers and waistcoat together but add a different jacket, or wear the jacket and trousers and add a different waistcoat. Dress down and wear the tweed trousers with a leather jacket, or wear the tweed jacket (with or without the tweed waistcoat) with jeans.

We’ve chosen a large over-check tweed in mid blue, made by That British Tweed Company. The blue brings the suit towards spring and the warmer weather whilst the over-check in contrasting colours makes a striking statement. The tweed fabric for this particular suit is from Pool in Wharfedale. 

Available in a standard off the peg size or made to measure. Price ranges from £190–£265 for off the peg or from £259–£334 for made to measure.

Based in Leeds, Rich founded TBTC in 2015 when he had the idea to combine his two passions: tweed and a well fitted suit.

His passion for tweed started when he fell in love with a vintage Chesterfield chair reupholstered in Harris Tweed.  Alas, being a  student meant he couldn’t afford the chair then, but now years later it has pride of place in his office. 

Be brave and team your check tweed suit with New and Lingwood’s red and white dogtooth shirt with double cuff. Made from 100% cotton. Was £145 now £75.

As the weather warms up in late February–early March, the ladybird tend to become more active, so what better season to accessorise the shirt with Simon Carter’s Ladybird cufflinks in deep red enamel and Swarovski clear crystal eyes. Price £50.

Go one daring dapper step further and team with a floral tie. In full bloom is this skinny tie handmade by BeauTieUK in navy and pink rose print cotton. Available via Etsy. Price £62.

Luxury men’s accessories brand BeauTieUK was created in 2012 by fashion and textiles graduate Emma. Through her love of fabrics and men’s style, all the accessories are handmade and hand stitched using vintage and reclaimed fabrics where possible as well as sourcing from small independent fabric shops.

One accessory which always adds a dashing touch with no effort at all is the pocket square. Here you can introduce a new colour or pattern to your ensemble – the only rule to remember is that it should never exactly match the tie. We’ve added greenery to complement the floral tie with New & Lingwood’s silk green paisley pocket square. Price £65.

Keep warm without compromising your style with Simon Carter’s merino wool panama weave scarf. Handmade in Ireland. Price £70.

Established in 2013, Kempadoo Millar, a Leeds-based designer brand creates a vibrant range of luxury flat caps perfect for the races. Fabrics are all locally sourced Yorkshire fabrics and manufactured within the region.

They have also been named a finalist in the Micro Exporter of the Year category at the PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards and the International Trade category at the Business Desk’s Business Master’s Awards. We say Good Luck Kempadoo Millar!

For our outfit we’ve ‘set our cap’ on their Ocean Blue Chunky Cord lined with grey paisley satin. Price was £58, now £48.

Put your best foot forward with a pair of argyle patterned socks in deep red Burlington Preston extra soft feeling argyle socks available from Sockshop for £9.99.

Traditionally brogues are worn with tweed. Update the look with brogue monk shoes in cognac shade from Oliver Sweeney. Price £229. Their signature lime green sole adds a fresh and youthful touch.

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