Autumn Winter 2023 Limited-Edition Tweed Collection - Exclusively Designed by Oliver Brown.

Autumn Winter 2023 Limited-Edition Tweed Collection - Exclusively Designed by Oliver Brown.

Introducing the new Autumn/Winter 2023 Off - Duty Collection, a tribute to British country living, inspired by the tranquil landscapes of the countryside and merging this with the tradition of British tailoring. At the core lies our Limited-Edition Tweed' collection, the use of fine materials takes the lead, we embraced heritage and craftsmanship once again with this seasons annual tweed; The Nailhead Tweed in Cool Sage. Woven by the renowned ‘The Home of Tweed Lovat Mill, situated alongside the serene river Teviot, in the charming town of Hawick within Scotland's scenic borders. 

The Inspiration Behind our  Nailhead Tweed

This season’s Annual Tweed finds its origins in a bespoke customer request for Plus Fours with suede trim, which was inspired by a Scottish Island weaver’s cloth. In collaboration with Lovat's designers, the cloth was exclusively designed by Oliver Brown's owner Kristian and Bespoke Head Cutter Mike Deans; this Lovat Mill-made fabric weighs 14oz, striking a perfect balance between form and function. Blending British Cheviot woollen yarn and fine Merino worsted, offering both comfort and durability, a blend that caters for both country sports and tailored fashion. 

The Nailhead design, woven in cool sage, ivory, and black hues, reflects the serene beauty of the British countryside, embracing the heather-blanketed moors and heathland of the country. A combination reflecting both quality and style, allowing the Nailhead Tweed piece to be timeless. 


The making of the tweed

The Making of our Limited-Edition Tweed at Lovat Mill - Filmed By Lovat Mill

Lovat Mill is the ideal collaborator for our Limited-Edition Tweed collection as they are known for Tweed excellence, renowned worldwide for its commitment design and quality. The very term "Tweed," originated mere steps away from the Lovat Mill on Commercial Road. In 1826 the weaver William Watson & Sons played an indirect role in naming 'Tweed' - when a label on a shipment of "Tweels" (Scots dialect for twill) from the Scottish weaver was sent to a London cloth merchant was misread. It made perfect sense to London cloth merchant, as these fabrics were primarily favoured by gentlemen for their pursuits in shooting and fishing, with the river Tweed nearby.  

  “Tweed” is one of Scotland’s greatest gifts to the World, with its richness of colour twists and yarn mixtures capturing the very essence of the Border landscape. - Lovat Mill 

The Making of our Limited-Edition Tweed at Lovat Mill - Filmed By Lovat Mill 

Today Lovat Mill specializes in Estate and Regimental Tweeds, collaborating directly with clients. They are tailored to meet the standards of today's global clothing and home furnishing industries. Lovat Mill's legacy continues to be woven into every thread, honouring tradition while embracing modern demands.  

Image by Lovat Mill

 Alan Cumming, Design Director at Lovat Mill comments on our Anniversary Tweed.  

"The construction was originally developed by our “Home of Tweed” predecessors over 100 years ago to make the traditionally heavier tweeds more appropriate for the export market. The lambswool provides the characteristic tweed colour mixtures while the worsted allows for the cloth to be of a lighter construction without forfeiting performance."  

In the Field Attire 

Our Field Coat in the Limited Edition Nailhead Tweed i is a significant piece in our A/W23 Capsule; representing leisurely country pursuits. Fully lined with a quilted emerald green body, it embodies raglan sleeves, storm cuffs, and an action back for ease of movement. The chunky metal two-way zip and four front buttons are concealed by a fly front. With hand-warmer pockets reinforced to hold a cartridge box, and for extra warmth during chilly mornings, making it ideal for wearing while out in the field. Complete the look with the Nailhead Tweed Gilet and Breeks, the perfect companions that merge functionality and design together, creating an essential for the season.  


Ready-to-Wear Nailhead Tweed

Crafted from our Eaton block, the Nailhead Tweed Eaton Jacket in Cool Sage  strikes the perfect balance between traditional tailoring and refinement. The jacket features reinforced flap pockets - allow storage of cartridge boxes, hand-warming pockets, a notch lapel, welt pockets, working storm cuffs, and is fully lined with an emerald green quilted lining providing you with a luxurious yet comfortable wear. Properties such as these allow the jacket to effortlessly transition from countryside activities to a cozy pub lunch. The Nailhead Tweed Eaton Jacket offers a fresh take on traditional tweeds for the modern outdoors person.  

For a coordinated look pair with our Pleated Trousers in Cool Sage Nailhead Tweed  an impeccable choice for any outdoor country pursuits. Half-lined for comfort, they sport single pleats and side adjusters. For stylish layering options mixing and matching is ideal in colder weather; coordinate with our Crew Neck Jumper with Patches in Olive Brown Melange to complete the look.

Oliver Brown's AW23 collection is a union of the tranquil British countryside and the timeless craftsmanship of traditional tailoring. The blend of our bespoke talent and Lovat Mill-made tweed, a true symbol of the brand's unwavering dedication to excellence. With each designed garment, we embrace the legacy of British tailoring, with our very own contemporary style. Experience the essence of British country living with our new A/W’23 Off-Duty collection where heritage meets modernity.




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