September 10, 2013

The Glory of Tweed is in the Terroir...

Some people think that tweed is a fussy, itchy fabric, that it is simply too warm to wear.

They're wrong. Or maybe they're right BUT it doesn't matter. When fall comes, I hope for cool brisk mornings and a North Atlantic wind so I can wear it.

Want to know what makes tweed, Harris Tweed, absolutely glorious? The land tweed comes from. One look (I dream, I dream) at the land of tweed and you'll want to make the journey.

Take the A859 Road in Scotland (just follow the road in Google Map) and you'll want to wear tweed for the rest of your life.

If you can't be bothered, check out this video from Esquire and Martin Koddenberg on the weavers of the Isles of Lewis and Harris, the land of Harris Tweed, and the Orb!

Sockless still...

It's been a while...and though I wrote it in The National Post in July and fall is just around the corner, I'm still going sockless.

Summer style is about less. It’s about taking a break from the rules and lightening up.Not ironing so much. Letting khakis get dirty. And though you may look best in dark ties, it’s time to take a sartorial vacation and wear bright ones.
Ungird yourself and go beltless. No really. Just enjoy that feeling of your tropical weight wool suit flowing over you. Be tantalized by the thought of being a button and a zipper away from simply flapping in the wind. It’s OK. It’s summer.
And: Go sockless...
Read the rest in The National Post.