We think this scarlet and gold flecked tweed fabric combines the essence of an old-school Donegal tweed with something a little more contemporary. The deep charcoal and chestnut brown yarns that make up the substance of this medium-weight coating fabric are woven into a subtle diamond pattern that has the appearance of a simple texture when viewed from afar.
This is a very well-structured fabric with excellent opacity and a practical handle. It’s not in the least rough to the touch – it’s pliable; folding and draping with classic elegance as you can see in the video below.. However it has more of a classic utilitarian feel than a more ornamental coating.
We’ve referred to this scarlet and gold flecked tweed fabric as a coating fabric and it’s definitely up to that task. However we think it’s a versatile fabric with plenty more tricks up its (stylish) sleeves. Classic fitted jackets, winter skirts (longer A-line cuts or pencil skirts alike) or even a winter pinafore would all be options. We probably wouldn’t be inclined to ‘trouser’ it however due to its weight and texture. Those red and gold flecks however will lift any outerwear to another level.
On the pattern front, we love the classic shorter styling of this ‘Yates’ Coat by Grainline Studio. It’s a look that will stand you in good stead for many seasons; practical but with an edge.
If you’re looking for a lining option then why not try our Pale ecru viscose twill lining fabric; a classic which we think tones very nicely.
We recommend spot- and dry-cleaning wool garments, particularly if they’re lined. Find out more on our About our fabric pages