Tag Archives : Tweed

How Harris Tweed is made – From yarn to tweed – Part 2


Reading Time: 9 minutesIf you’d asked me a year ago how Harris Tweed was made, I’d have replied something close to this: The wool comes to the mill and is made into yarn. The yarn is transported to the weavers at their crofts and they weave it into tweed. The tweed is then transported and made into many wonderful things. Sounds pretty plausible,…

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How Harris Tweed is made – From wool to yarn – Part 1


Reading Time: 9 minutesIf you’d asked me a year ago how Harris Tweed was made, I’d have replied something close to this: The wool comes to the mill and is made into yarn. The yarn is transported to the weavers at their crofts and they weave it into tweed. The tweed is then transported and made into many wonderful things. Sounds pretty plausible,…

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The cycling hat by Karen Henriksen


Reading Time: 5 minutesI cycle to work. Every day. All year round. And I confess I care more about what my head wear looks like than how much protection it offers. Or rather, the need to keep my head to be warm trumps the desire to keep my head safe by wearing a helmet. Which in many respects is silly, but on a…

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Harris Tweed jackets by Peter Christian


Reading Time: 5 minutesThe market for Harris Tweed jackets must be a strange one to operate in. On the one hand the company that makes the jacket has a brand, be it small or large, well known or maybe not. On the other, the second you decide to make something out of Harris Tweed, you’re taking on a second hugely well known and…

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“How to be Chap” – Book review


Reading Time: 5 minutesGustav Temple is a driven man. A man dedicated to a quite single-minded mission. Since 1999 he has been tirelessly promoting the Chap lifestyle through his magazine, The Chap. There was a first inkling of a book in 2011, the quite jokey “Am I Chap?”, but it took until 2016 for his magnum opus to be unleashed. “How to be Chap”…

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All sewn and delivered – the Lane Fortyfive review


Reading Time: 6 minutesA few weeks back I wrote a piece about the new Made in Britain brand Lane Fortyfive. At the end of the piece I mentioned that I had ordered some garments for myself and promised to report back in due course. Well, those that follow my Instagram will already have noticed and appreciated that the garments arrived and look the…

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Ley Clothing – more quality, small-scale production


Reading Time: 5 minutesLey Clothing is Ollie. Just Ollie, operating out of the spare room in his flat, self-taught and dedicated to his art. He first came to my attention when I noticed the shirts he was showing on Instagram. In a fantastic looking brown deadstock vintage corduroy. I’m not sure which of those hashtaggable words it was that caught my attention, but…

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My daydream holiday destinations


Reading Time: 5 minutesThe other day I found myself thinking about places I’d like to travel to. “Like” is not really a strong enough word, though. Maybe “urge” is more descriptive. Places or things I feel I have to experience, and soon, as some of them probably won’t be there forever. My destinations might not be what most consider proper “holiday” destinations though. My current top…

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Campbells of Beauly, outfitters to the laird


Reading Time: 8 minutesWhile staying in a small hotell outside Inverness I was made aware of a local company that might be of interest to me. I say “was made aware”, but it was more like “here, look at this, it’s right up your alley” as WDW dropped a brochure in my lap one afternoon. And indeed it was! Partly because I religiously watched 64…

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A week in Scotland: Edinburgh (part one)


Reading Time: 12 minutesSo, I know you’ve been waiting for me to report on the second half of my Summer holidays. My trip to Barcelona (really Sitges) can be read here, here and here. In stark contrast to the sunny excess of Spain, the second week saw us head off to Scotland, home of the brave and eternal rain. Or so we were…

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