Thursday, July 27, 2017

A Few of the Tweeds from Over the Years









A Longtime Reader sent the tweed below:



7 comments:

  1. Norman Hilton was the best of this bunch. You should get a photo to add. Or I could send you one.

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  2. Ahh, yes! These classic, iconic logos are on the inside of the garment, where I believe they should be. Loving this post! Thanks.

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  3. I wore a Norman Hilton tweed last Fall on Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and could not have been more " toasty".
    I only wish I could wear a tweed today. The local Aggie " Weather Guesser" said to expect 98F today in Texas.

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  4. Love seeing that old Brooks label. I still have a few from the mod to late '80s but they no longer fit.

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  5. Prince Edward Island is a province, it is not in Nova Scotia.

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  6. So admire the craftsmanship/artistry of handloom woven tweeds. As a child I asked about the Harris tweed label; my Dad explained where the 'outer Hebrides' were and how his jacket was made. A fan ever since & always look for 'handloom' on tweeds & plaids.

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  7. From Conde Nast's Traveler, March 2017: "Tweed-making on Harris is a meticulous, slightly controlled process. A finishing house gets bales of wool from contracted suppliers, then spins it and dyes it. That yarn is passed on to a weaver, typically an older man who works a loom in a shed next to his home, along with a ticket specifying a pattern. A few days later, after pedaling the yarn through his loom and tying about 1,600 knots, he's produced a 50-yard bolt of fabric."

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