For The Love of Tweed
Is there anything more quintessentially British then a good quality tweed jacket? It’s a type of cloth that has been in production for years. It’s warm, it can be smart or casual, it can be plain or really quite loud!
Contary to popular belief the term Tweed didn’t originate from the Valley of Tweed where it is produced, but rather that it is derived through a spelling mistake! Tweed is usually made by a variation of the basic twill weave, and the old Scottish name for twill was tweel. The name tweed is attributed to a mistake on the part of a London clerk who in 1826, when drafting an order for tweels, accidentally wrote tweeds, a name that quickly established itself.
A popular type of tweed known throughout the world is Harris Tweed which until this day is still handwoven in the homes of local crofters on the Isles of the Outer Hebrides.
Here at Robinson’s we try and stock a good range of tweed clothing for both ladies and gents. Our main supplier is Alan Paine who use the finest 100% wool tweed to produce stylish and practical coats, blazers, jackets, hats, gloves, skirts and trousers.
So why don’t you pop in to see us and try a few styles on. You never know tweed may be right up your street!
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