Tag Archives : Tweed

The Garmsman Dozen #9: Michael from the UK


Reading Time: 11 minutesWelcome to the ninth instalment of the “Garmsman Dozen” question and answer session. The response so far has been tremendous. Did you miss earlier ones? There are links at the end of the page. This week we welcome to the Garmsman Dozen Michael from England! Who are you, where do you live and what interests you? My name is Michael, aka…

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Peaky Blinders, how to buy the style


Reading Time: 7 minutesIt’s impossible to ignore the influence of the Peaky Blinders these days. Season four of the BBC series recently ended and there a fifth season has been promised, so the Blinders will no doubt be part of the public consciousness for a while yet. Unless you’ve been living in a dark cave, with only your little fishies for companionship, it’s…

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How Harris Tweed is made – From loom to shop – Part 3


Reading Time: 10 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. Job done. Sounds…

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The Garmsman Dozen #2: Shaun from Scotland


Reading Time: 17 minutesAfter last weeks popular first instalment in this new series, we follow up with another case study of a modern gentleman. Whereas Jon last week was more into bespoke suits and vintage militaria, this week Shaun shares his insight into dressing well on a budget, through hunting elusive bargains on eBay and charity shops. Welcome to the Garmsman Dozen Shaun!…

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


Reading Time: 10 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. Job done. Sounds…

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


Reading Time: 10 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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