There's something about tweed jackets that instantly add a dash of classic to your outfit or maybe the fact that tweed is mostly associated with Chanel, gives the mind such a perception. Whatever the reason, tweed has always held an important position in the world of fashion fabrics. For those of you wondering what tweed is, it is a thick woolen cloth of flexible texture, made using mixed flecked colored yarns (as you can see in the pictures, the jacket is made of tweed). Here's a fun fact: the word 'tweed' originates from Scotland and it is believed that the word was mispronounced as tweed instead of twill, by an English gentleman but the name somehow stuck and years later, we still call this sophisticated fabric by the name of tweed. But what's in the name, right?
Tweed was a gift of Coco Chanel to the world of fashion, she borrowed it from the Men's closet and not just any man, but the Duke of Westminster. She designed the first iconic Chanel jacket in 1954 using the tweed fabric and it became a legend. Ever since, the Chanel jacket has been one of the most iconic pieces in the history of fashion. Many brands and designers have tried this tried and tested formula of the tweed jacket, some won, some failed.
The minute I saw this jacket, it reminded of Chanel and although it's not Chanel, it's an AMAZING jacket. The tweed fabric, the bright colors, the well done sewing (as pointed by Mitali, BTW) all makes for it to be that classic wardrobe piece. Owing to the colors, the jacket is pretty versatile too in terms of styling options. White dress, blue denims, black skirt - I think it'll pair well with almost everything. What do you think?