10 November 2011

Vintage Harris Tweed

15 comments:

Ivoire said...

Apparently the Muslim hordes haven't yet started a campaign asking that the cross be removed from the top of the orb (globus crucigerer)on the Harris Tweed logo because if offends their sensibilities.

Laguna Beach Fogey said...

Ivoire ~ Funny, I wondered the same thing. But I would be more concerned about what the Planetarians might do, given their longer history of infiltrating and subverting our countries. It's only a matter of time, I'm sure.

Bourbon&Pearls said...

Oh the 'wee Frees" up in Harris wouldn't let anyone meddle with their holy orbs, they love a holy war up there.

François said...

Mon Amiral,

N'est-ce pas possible de corriger les fautes orthographiques de M. Ivoire?

crucigerer = crucigerer
if = it

Silk Regimental said...

I say - dig your heels in and keep the cross - screw 'em!

Kensington said...

The Sovereign's Orb is made of gold and over 600 precious stones and pearls. It weighs 1.32kg and was first used during Charles II's coronation in 1661. It symbolizes the domination of Christianity over the world.

Cyprian Korzeniowski said...

LBF ~ Harris Tweed isn't on the sartorial radar of the Planetarians because it isn't trendy, tacky, and, most importantly of all, unjustifiably expensive.

lord brett sinclair said...

after knocking about in the genuine
article for a few years it seems that all of a sudden there is a trend in the uk for donning tweed
by such species as the chav.
this trend will pass but it does feel strange going about ones daily business wondering if the local oiks are going to be similarly attired; to be honest i see it in fashion pages which is a poor read compared to style which it has been argued is permenent but
in my location of somewhere in england there still seems to be a prevalence to wear tracksuits, training shoes and licra leggings mixed in with ill fitting denim with a sprinkling of builders bum; honestly i wouldnt paint the fence in that lot. a gentleman is always 'on' which means wearing quality each and every day; if that makes me a snob then thank god!

DEK said...

I got a Harris Tweed coat about the time I went off to college and it stayed with me through the years -- leather patches eventually became necessary on the sleeves -- until my wife demanded its defenestration sometime in my late sixties. I sent it off to Good Will, but kept the label. Either they recognize quality or they don't.

Dutch Uncle said...

For those readers who are not trans-Atlantically bilingual, the term "builder's bum" (used by lord brett sinclair) is the equivalent of "plumber's crack" in the former North American colonies.

Lord Brett Sinclair said...

Many thanks dutch uncle; one wouldn't want
ones inane blathering to be lost in translation.
Incidentally the trend for Harris tweed in the uk
took off about a year ago when 'dr Who' started
wearing one; he's since switched to Chinese
Produced and amazingly hasn't been banged up
or imprisoned

Anonymous said...

Lord Brett - According to the BBC The Doctor's jacket is Harris Tweed: A replica model designed for sale to fans is Chinese, in a wool/polyester blend.

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v. Braun. said...

Yes!

lord brett sinclair said...

what? thats an outrage; the bbc are using the licence fee to purchase the genuine article for the dr. meanwhile the rest of us are expected to wear a replica produced in a sweat shop; incredible; the garment must show the orb in all its glory; on the inside of course discreetly rather than the free advert mentality of training shoe labels which should never be worn anyway unless playing sports which again should never be done

Anonymous said...

Lord Brett - I couldn't agree more. It's not even as if Harris Tweed is a particularly expensive material. Noble, yes.

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