25 Aug 2015
Bespoke Tweed Wedding Suits
We have been having fun over the last 2 years making wedding outfits for various grooms which mainly consisted of 4-piece tweed suits (which included a tie), 2-piece tweed suits or simply a tweed waistcoat teamed with an off-white shirt, 8-piece Ramber cap and/or tweed bow-tie.
The resurgence of the tweed look has been gaining momentum over the last 5 years as the classic English Country Gentleman look has grown in popularity again. So it should not have been a surprise to us that the bespoke wedding outfit for grooms would follow on the shirtails of the trend (excuse the pun). The provenance of tweed is part of the attraction along with the benefits and properties which are wideranging and significant. The vibrant colours (reflective of the landscape in which it is made), sumptuous texture, artisan production heritage all add up to a luxurious and discerning option for a special occassion.
I've always had an affinity with colour: the subtlties of the shades, the emotions that they evoke, the memories that they underpin. My earliest memories growing up in my grandparents four storey Victorian house in Camberwell (teased and spoiled by 3 aunties and 3 uncles) is of being surrounded by abundant colour. My grandmother's choice of softfurnishings and curtains ensured it was a warm enviornment reminiscent of the Caribbean sun. The women dressed like a rainbow tribe but the men were more subtle and so sharp in their shot teal suits, plum knitted ties, crisp shirts finished with tie-pins and cufflinks. They definately had outfit pride!
I am always very excited to be involved in the special day of the grooms (and couples) who choose to include us in their outfit planning. It is always a pleasure to discuss options from our tweed range that is produced exclusively for Cock & Bull Menswear by Breanish Tweed as well as discuss the finishing touches and accessory options that can make the outfit extra special.
New Collection Tweed Wedding Suits
As the Cock & Bull Menswear is about producing lifestyle items that journey into our everyday life we never planned to cater for weddings or special occassions so it has been a pleasure to have something that we did not set out to do become a small part of the Cock & Bull Menswear collection for 2016.
We have not yet told the story of how a Scottish artisan mill now weaves exclusively for us (that is the subject of another blog), but we are blessed and privileged to be in that very posiiton. We would like to now offer a ready-to-wear selection of 2-piece and 3-piece suits from early 2016.
Current Tweed Waistcoats, Tweed Caps & Tweed Cufflinks
Our range ready to wear Tweed Waistcoats available 12 in colours.
Our range of 8-Piece 'Rambler' Tweed Caps available in 14 colours.
Our range of Tweed Cadet Caps available in 6 colours.
Our range of Tweed Cufflinks available 6 in colours.
Please do get in touch by email at orders@cockandbullmenswear if you are planning a wedding for later this year or 2016 and would like to consider a tweed wedding suit as part of the look.