Tweed colours

Tweed traditionally comes in muted earthy and autumnal colours which suits men with warm and muted colouring. This ranges from the pale freckled face, rosy cheeked and warm olives to warm black complexions.


Hair colour softly blends with the complexion from mousey fair, reds and gingers, to deep warm browns. Eye colours range from greens, hazels and browns.

Keep the warm muted colouring with shirts and jumpers to complement the look – demonstrated here by a Brooks Brothers Harris tweed sports jacket teamed with an orange sweater.

But don’t worry if your colouring is not warm and muted, there are some tweeds out there in bolder brights and cooler colours – you just have to look harder:

DS Dundee has an Alford peaked lapel jacket in navy herringbone tweed which will work well for the deep but cooler complexions. Match with bolder bright colour shirts or pure white to create a high contrast look.

The DS Dundee Vanguard Tweed double-breasted coat shows how the different colours can produce different effects. Their ash herringbone is light, bright and cool, contrasting with the mid-brown gamekeeper three-piece tweed suit – great for guys with a bright and high-contrast colouring…

…Their cinder herringbone is deep, warm and muted, blending with the walnut tweed suit – so great for guys with warm and low contrast colouring.

The ash shade (above) suits this model’s Celtic colouring better but he doesn’t look too bad in the cinder shade only because he’s teamed it with a bright white shirt to give more of a contrast.


If you already have a tweed jacket in a warm colour, just team it with cooler shades of pinks and blues to add more contrast and brightness.

Viyella has done this for you with their brown tweed jacket made of European wool, by adding a bright purple and pink windowpane check and purple lining. Just pick out these colours for your shirts, ties etc.

And for the guys who have cool complexions but cannot take deep colours, then go for something like this TKMaxx jacket in a soft light grey with pale red windowpane check.

Assembling your tweed ensemble:

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Karen Grace is a Personal Shopper & Image Consultant for and fashion writer for

She studied Personal Styling at the London College of Fashion and is a registered affiliate member of the Federation of Image Professionals International.

For personal shopping and styling services you can reach her via frumpy to funky on  [email protected]and
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