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Norris Tweed: Into the un-Googleable world of vintage

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Reading Time: 6 minutesAnyone who has followed me for a while will know that I am very much into things that are a little off the beaten track. The stuff that most have forgotten, or stuff that has yet to attract the attention of the braying masses, or even just odd things. Hence why I love poking around vintage markets and jumble sales. You…

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Editorial: Tweed jackets, snake serum and pit fumes

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Reading Time: 5 minutesAnother week into Autumn and I find the mornings are so quickly getting cold that I’ve already had to bring out the serious jackets. If the decline in temperature continues at this rate I’ll be all wooled up in the mountain parka by November and the expedition-grade down jacket by Xmas. A scary thought. Not only because it will be…

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Tweed jacket upcycle project: Day three – steam and rework

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Reading Time: 5 minutesLast week I posted part three of my Harris Tweed jacket upcycling project. If you’re only just coming to find it, you’ll want to read back to the original idea outlined here, and part one here and part two here. I’ll wait patiently until you’re up to speed on what is going on here at the Laboratory of Total Tweedism. At the end of…

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Tweed jacket upcycle project: Day two – the front room

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Reading Time: 6 minutesLast week I posted part two of my Harris Tweed jacket upcycling project. If you’re only just coming to find it, you’ll want to read back to the original idea outlined here, and part one here, ok? I’ll wait patiently until you’re up to speed on what is going on here at the Laboratory of Total Tweedism. So, the sun…

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Tweed jacket upcycle project: Day one – shoulder pads

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Reading Time: 7 minutesLast week I posted the question: What can I do with an old vintage Harris Tweed jacket.After a surprising amount of input on which of the three projects I should select to put an old Harris Tweed jacket through, I have decided that the first project will be to go slouchy on this one. Or try to unconstruct it, in…

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The 2015 tweed up cycling project aka. what can I turn an old jacket into?

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Reading Time: 6 minutesAs summer comes to an end, I feel the enthusiasm for a new project, or three, again. This time I’ll be heading into tweedy areas, motivated by another recent vintage Harris Tweed find. This jacket is most likely from the 1960’s, but although well used it is still in a very presentable condition. A small cut in the lining is…

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Trouser Tuesday: Extraordinary strides from Nigel Cabourn

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Reading Time: 12 minutesWelcome to part four of the 4-part mini-series presenting different takes on tweed trousers. So far we’ve had a look at a good pair from Toast, a reasonably priced pair from H&M and a rather special pair from SEH Kelly. What could todays instalment possibly be? What possible angle could I find to justify the inclusion of another pair of wool trousers? Apart from boldly…

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Trouser Tuesday: An entry level pair of tweeds from H&M

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Reading Time: 9 minutesAs promised last week, part two of 4-part series of tweed trouser reviews. This has been a long time coming and I know thousands of eager readers have waited for this series with bated breath and raptor-like suspense. Yes, indeed, tweed trousers are really all that and a bag of chips, as some would say. Others would say “a pair of…

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Yes, another editorial and Instagram update!

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Reading Time: 4 minutesGetting back into the normal flow of things after a slow period over Xmas. Trouser Tuesdays are back on track with part 1 of a 4-part series of tweed trouser reviews. The idea is to present a mid-range pair, as in this weeks pair of Harris Tweed trousers from Toast, then a more reasonably priced pair, a splendidly exotic pair…

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Trouser Tuesday: Toast does Harris Tweed

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Reading Time: 7 minutesThis is the first part of 4 where I’ll be taking a look at tweed trousers. I’ll feature a mid-range pair, a low-end pair, and rather unusual pair, and an expensive pair, which also happen to be maybe the silliest trousers around. To start things off I’ll go with the mid-range, then we’ll work our way along, week by week.…

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