Photo by Salt Water New England

Wednesday, January 2, 2019


Cordings Tweeds - Photo by Salt Water New England


  1. Simple elegance.

  2. Agreed. Just the thing to help transition back into the post-holidays real world this dark, wet morning.

    Best Regards,


  3. Cap, jacket, overcoat, no matter. Warm, tightly woven and wind resistant, natural wool so the oils repel water. Best when old, a bit worn in places, a bit dirty in others, as comfortable as that old pair of brown wingtips you wear them with.

    1. Great analogy, Dave. It has me thinking of rummaging through my closet to look for the oldest thing in there to wear.

  4. Perfect.

    Happy New Year to all.

  5. The cap is great so please ask Cordings to use that gun club tweed (and others like it) in its menswear collections. Gun club tweed caps and jackets are hard to find these days and bespoke tailoring prices have rocketed in recent years. They should sell very well and quickly.

  6. Traversed Rome, Tuscany, St. Moritz and London over the past three weeks relying principally on my hacking jacket, cashmere v-neck sweater and a tweed flat cap from Lock.

  7. Cordings have had a very successful festive season. Most of the tweed jackets, trousers and city suits have gone. If you see a sale bargain in your size, snap it up before someone else does.

  8. ebay is the place, you've just got to know how to narrow down your searches. I picked up an unworn vintage Christopher Dawes gun check tweed shooting jacket for £15. I couldn't believe it when I collected it - as new, made to last, and fits like it was made for me. To get a modern day equivalent, even off-the-peg, would cost between £400 and £500. Bespoke made would cost a king's ransom.