Tweed has come a long way since its humble origins in the Scottish countryside. Since becoming Coco Chanel's preferred fabric for her OG matching sets, tweed has become synonymous with sophistication. But, in the same vein, a tweed piece can feel a bit...well, twee. It is, however, incredibly resilient — not just incredibly durable, but also timeless. And, it shows up in all sorts of unexpected ways: printed sneakers, embellished clutches, off-duty bomber jackets, and the list goes on.
Why do we care? Today happens to be National Tweed Day — the day to fête the woven, woolen fabric in all of its shades, shapes, and forms. So, make your inner Cher Horrowitz proud: Read on for 27 reasons why you should be wearing tweed right now.