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!

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