The Tweed Jacket

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  • Tailored fit
  • 100% pure new wool from British weaver J Abraham Moon
  • Made in Portugal
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A woollen wonder

For town, country and everywhere in between.

The problems with your jackets

1

Poor quality fabric

2

The cut is too old fashioned

3

The jacket loses its shape

4

The fabric pills

Built to last

SHOOT FOR THE MOON

It’s simple really—a good tweed jacket requires seriously good tweed. Ours comes from Abraham Moon—an English company who have been weaving wonders since 1837. It’s made from 100% pure new wool and it’s warm without the weight you’d maybe associate with wool jackets.

TOUGH TWEED INDEED

Tweed might have a soft handle, but it’s reassuringly resilient and has been used for outdoor clothing for over a century. Our tweed scored 4.5 out of 5 on the all-important Martindale rub test, which, in layman’s terms, means it’s really durable.

A REFINED DESIGN

Tweed jackets can often be a tad too trad—so we sharpened ours up a bit for 21st century life. It’ll still look good when you’re pootling around the Yorkshire Dales in a Land Rover Defender, but thanks to that modern, tailored shape, you won’t get mistaken for James Herriot.

THE INSIDE LINE

To back up that tweed, our jacket has what’s called a half-canvas interlining. This basically means a layer of canvas is sandwiched in between the tweed to give it a bit of shape and support. Think of it like that steel rebar stuff that holds concrete structures together… but a lot more comfortable.

NO HARD SHOULDERS

Neapolitan shoulders? Nope, that’s not an ailment you get after eating too much ice cream, it’s the name of the rounded, natural shoulders we used on our Tweed Jacket. These follow the natural curve of your body, sitting gently on your shoulder without looking boxy like a 1920s mobster.

ROOM TO MOVE

Tweed Jackets are a classic rugged workwear design that you should be able to move about in, but sometimes they can feel a little restrictive, so we added a vent to the back for a bit of extra movement. No more ripping your jacket every time you tie your laces.

HANDY HAULAGE

Pockets are important, so we made sure our Tweed Jacket had plenty of them. There’s two lower flap pockets and a breast pocket on the outside, as well as a button-up inside-pocket and a small second inside pocket to fit a credit card. Those pocket-flaps can be tucked away too, if you like things minimal.

TOP NOTCH

When it comes to lapels, there’s a few different ways of doing things, but we went with a tried-and-tested notched lapel for a classic and slightly more casual feel. Tweed jackets were originally designed to withstand the rigours of the outdoors, so making one too formal sort of misses the point.

A WARDROBE WORKHORSE

One of the main reasons these jackets have been around for so long is how versatile they are. They go great with a polo shirt on summer evenings, and they work really well with a jumper and a scarf when the leaves start to fall.

Got the need for tweed

Traceability

What goes into making your Tweed Jacket. The materials have travelled a total of 25,109 km (15,602 miles) from field to doormat.

Raw Material

Farming cooperative New Zealand

Labels : Mulesing-free
Moon work with specific farms in New Zealand. They visit them yearly to make sure they meet the right animal welfare conditions.

Dyeing

Moon West Yorkshire, England

Social certifications : Reach
Moon is one of the last mills in England to still spin and weave wool. They've been around for 182 years.

Spinning

Moon West Yorkshire, England

Social certifications : Reach
Moon is one of the last mills in England to still spin and weave wool. They've been around for 182 years.

Weaving

Moon West Yorkshire, England

Social certifications : Reach
Moon is one of the last mills in England to still spin and weave wool. They've been around for 182 years.

Garment make

Crialme Portugal

Transport

Road haulage

Environmental Impact

Our aim is to always give you as much information as possible on the clothes we make so you can make an informed decision before preordering. This includes the environmental impact of each Tweed Jacket we produce expressed in simple terms that we can all easily understand. There’s no point hiding from it:

24.4 kg

of CO2 emitted

The equivalent of 581 kms (361 miles) by car.

14.9 g

of phosphor released in the water

The equivalent of growing 248 kg of potatoes.

242 MJ

energy depletion

The equivalent of 80 h of heating (in average flat).

The Holy Trinity

Navy

Goes with everything

Deliveries & exchanges

Delivery costs

We deliver worldwide. For orders in selected European countries including the UK, we charge a flat fee of 9€ irrespective of how much you order. For deliveries in the rest of Europe and outside of the EU, the cost is 15€.

Easy size change

If you get the wrong size, fear not, we accept returns and exchanges. For orders in Europe these are free, and for countries, in the rest of the world we ask you to pay the return and we will take care of the cost of sending out an exchange. Just log into your Asphalte account and we’ll get that sorted.

Satisfied or your money back

IT’S A RISK-FREE INVESTMENT

Sure, we work hard on our products, but we won’t take it personally if, for whatever reason, you change your mind about the item you’ve preordered. We’re all friends here, you can be honest with us. So long as the item is in its original condition, with tags and packaging intact, you can send it back to us for a full refund. No worries.

The team

Asphalte began life back in 2016, just four people with a bit of experience in fashion and a simple enough aim: making good quality clothes in a low-impact way. Things started off smoothly enough, and we were picking up a bit of momentum, but something was missing. The idea for Asphalte didn’t really come together until we got our pals on the blower and asked them, ‘Hey, what do you want us to make?’ We didn’t realise it at the time, but this was the turning point. If Asphalte were a scientific discovery, this would be called the ‘eureka!’ moment. If it were a comic book, this was the part where we get bitten by a radioactive spider.

It might not seem like a revolutionary idea. That’s because it isn’t, really. But fast forward 5 years and asking our friends what they wanted has turned into sending you lot our biannual questionnaires, and using your feedback to determine what we release. And that’s our secret weapon. It’s how we make what you want for a good price, and keep waste to a minimum.

Today our team is a bit bigger than four people. In fact, there are 64 of us now. We used to be based in Paris, but now we’ve moved out to greener pastures down in Bordeaux. Besides that, we’re still working in much the same way as when we first started, with the same ideas about quality, sustainability and our customers leading the way.

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