Building your wardrobe is exciting, allowing you to find your style and introduce clothes you love to wear, whilst removing anything that doesn’t spark joy when you wear it.
There are so many options for outerwear, including luxurious leather jackets and fashionable tweed options, but how do you choose between them?
At Hidepark we believe you shouldn’t have to choose, but with the realities of spending, we understand that you may need to pick only one. We have worked together to outline the differences between tweed and leather jackets, hopefully helping you to make an informed decision that finds your ideal jacket style.
Quality Jackets for Your Wardrobe
Whether you are choosing between a leather jacket or a tweed jacket, the most important factor you should be searching for is quality. A good quality tweed or leather jacket will not only last for what feels like forever, but it will also get better with age.
When it comes to fashion we like to think that all of us need a jacket that makes a statement, and when it comes to making a statement tweed is up there with the best. However, it is not only an iconic garment in the fashion world.
The Benefits of a Tweed Jacket
Tweed jackets have an almost magical ability to make the wearer appear “dapper” for as long as the jacket is worn.
Tweed possesses many benefits, it is a durable fabric that when made into jackets, lends itself to be the perfect item of clothing for outdoor activities. Created using comfortable, durable wool, tweed jackets have become synonymous with a Scottish style, originating from the highlands.
Ideal for protection against the elements, our Teflon-coated tweed jackets are developed to be water resistant, able to withstand harsh climates and keep you protected from the cold weather of the seasons. Tweed has the perfect amount of flexibility, so you won’t feel hindered or too restricted when wearing it. Whether you are hitting the town for a smarter night out or heading off shooting, tweed will serve you well.
Over the past couple of years, tweed has really started coming back into fashion and making a name for itself, it is the perfect material for those colder days.
Paired with the right items, tweed can look stylish with minimal effort. Create a laid-back look by wearing your Welby Women’s Blue Tweed Coat with a simple white t-shirt and blue jeans, or create a smarter look by pairing your tweed jacket with a matching tweed waistcoat like the Galloway. With Tweed, the style options are endless, but may still ensure a formal look all year round.
The Benefits of a Leather Jacket
Leather has so many great properties, it is strong and durable, and for us here in the UK, it adapts well to the temperatures of the ever-changing seasons. Good leather remains cool when it’s hot, and warm when it’s cold. This is due in part to the breathability of the material, having been created from animal hides.
Leather coats and jackets are something that will never completely go out of style, even with the trends constantly changing. With so many styles of leather jackets available, from men's biker jackets to women's leather blazers, the options are endless and can be chosen to directly complement your current wardrobe.
Leather jackets can be dressed up for a smart look or dressed down for a casual outfit. They are fantastic no matter the weather, although rain can be a hindrance, and give off a cool vibe that looks great dressed up or down.
Choosing Between Leather Jackets or Tweed
When it comes down to picking between the two our first true love will always be leather, but tweed comes at an extremely (and we mean extremely) close second. Both jackets are fashionable, comfortable and great for combat against the British weather. No matter your choice, there is an option that will suit your personal style with ease.
Which do you prefer, leather or tweed? We’d love to know what you think!
SHOP LEATHER AND TWEED JACKETS AT HIDEPARK
Step up your style with leather and tweed jackets, available at Hidepark. Trust the quality that Hidepark can offer you and find a piece that will last a lifetime, helping you to make fashionable choices from the moment it arrives at your door.Discover the full range of men’s jackets and women’s jackets at Hidepark and uncover your style today. Check out our measurement guide to ensure you pick a jacket with the right fit or get in touch with our helpful team for more information about our full range of quality tweed and leather jackets.