Irish Clothes Guide For Men: Four Pieces of Clothing You Should Own

There’s a feeling of nostalgia to Ireland. It’s the place where you can immerse yourself in Irish culture, from the language to the food and drink. However, one thing that people forget about is that Ireland has a lot of great clothing for men as well. 

In this guide, I will discuss various different types of clothing that you need to know if you want to look like an Irishman or at least feel like one!

  1. The Aran Sweater

Aran sweaters are hand-knitted sweaters from the Aran Islands, a group of small islands off Western Ireland. The wool of sheep that graze on these rocky landscapes is used to make these traditional garments.

The Arans have been known for their distinctive style since the 16th century, when they were first introduced to Ireland by Scottish merchants who traded with them through Dublin port. Today’s versions are still produced using this traditional method and range from lightweight summer gear to heavy winter coats made from thick tweed fabrics dyed with natural dyes like madder root or pokeweed juice (a type of plant). 

  1. The Cap

The Irish Tweed cap is a traditional Irish headwear. It’s synonymous with Ireland and an iconic piece of clothing. It’s practical, versatile and comfortable—a great combination for any outfit.

  1. The Tweed Jacket

The tweed jacket is a classic British garment. It’s made from pure virgin wool and has been made for centuries, but it has become particularly popular in recent years. The most common colours are green, brown, black and grey—and they’re all quite stylish!

But before you purchase one of these jackets, there are some things you should know about them:

  • Tweed is a woollen fabric woven from pure virgin wool that’s very durable. This means that if your tweed gets wet or dirty (which will happen), simply throw it in the washing machine and dryer to get rid of any stains or odours on your clothing. Some people even recommend airing them outside overnight before wearing them again so they can air out any bad smells from being worn all day long!
  • Tweed is considered elegant because it’s a natural material that breathes well; therefore keeping you cool during hot weather days when wearing shorts/trousers might be uncomfortable due to sweat caused by walking around outside without having anything else between yourself and the sun on your skin.
  1. Flannel Grandfather Shirt

This is one of the best-selling men’s shirts in Ireland. It is a classic men’s shirt. Made from 100% flannel cotton, the flannel grandfather shirt is very soft and guarantees warmth and comfort throughout the day. The fabric is also very durable so you can wear it as often as you choose.

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There you have it, a rundown of what the Irish men are wearing. The list is by no means comprehensive, but hopefully gives you an overview of some of their favourite pieces that can be worn with just about anything. Which piece would you like to own?

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6 Must-Have Pieces of Irish Design For Christmas Gifts

Christmas is a time to celebrate family, friends, and the spirit of the season. It’s also a time for fun and giving, so we thought we’d share some great Irish designs that you can use as gifts this Christmas.

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  1. Knitwear

Knitwear is a very popular Christmas gift. They are practical and some are lightweight enough to be won all year round.  For the Christmas winter, you can get your loved one a cowl neck knitted poncho, side zip cardigan, luxe Aran scarf, or an Aran pattern hand-knit fingerless gloves. 

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  1. Ceramics

Irish pottery is world-renowned for its fine quality and handcrafted designs. The clay used to create Irish pottery originates from County Clare, Ireland, and it’s renowned for its smoothness and durability. The finished product is then painted with a unique blend of colours that have been passed down through centuries of tradition. This blend makes each piece completely unique—no two pieces look alike!

If you’re looking for a gift that will last a lifetime, Irish pottery is a great choice because it can be used as an everyday decoration or perhaps even an accent piece on your mantelpiece at home. It’s also perfect for anyone who loves getting creative in the kitchen or entertaining guests over dinner parties.

  1. Jewellery

If you’re looking for a gift that’s both stylish and affordable, Irish jewellery is an excellent choice. There are plenty of different styles out there, from delicate pearl necklaces to the Tree of Life pendants and everything in between. 

  1. Grace Bag

Grace bags are a staple of Irish-designed gifts. They’re great for showing off your Irish heritage and make an excellent present for Christmas. 

Grace bags come in different sizes and colours. But there’s one thing they all have in common- they are made by mucros Weavers and represent an integral part of the Irish culture. It’s so easy to see why Irish people have been obsessed with them for ages and why their popularity won’t be waning anytime soon. 

  1. Crafts

If you’re looking for something a little more personal, our experts in gift curation can help you. We have a wide range of craft supplies and gifts that are perfect for Christmas time, including:

  1. Homeware

There are also homeware gifts such as scented candles and Aran throws that will add a level of sophistication to your loved one’s home. Help them to add some flair to their living room by gifting them this Aran throw for just €79. Or get creative with an embroidered throw pillow.

You can also gift them traditional Irish-designed kitchenware to spruce up their kitchen space.

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Irish design is always a hit and this year, pick up some new pieces for yourself or your friends and family. You’ll be able to celebrate Christmas in style with these gorgeous gift ideas that are all inspired by Ireland. You can get Irish-designed and made Christmas gifts for men, women, and children from Designs of Ireland.

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