Thursday, October 29, 2009

How Tweed It Is…

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Harris Tweed, Herringbone Tweed, anything wooly—I love it! Wearing tweed reminds me that the season is changing and the holidays are just around the corner. In San Francisco the changing of the seasons is subtle—no big snowstorms, just a bit of a chill in the air and an amber tinge to the sunlight. Here’s some of my favorite tweed and wooly items on my wish list right now:

1) This Paris Herringbone Tweed bicycle helmet would be perfect for the next Tweed Run (check out the San Francisco Tweed here)! You can pick different covers that fit snugly over a tough helmet form. You can even get optional ear warmers—for those chilly autumn rides.

2) Every autumn, when I was a kid, I would get a new pair of desert boots—but I never had a pair of Harris Tweed desert boots! Clarks released this special tweed desert boot, with contrasting leather trim, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of their most iconic footwear styles.

3) The blue and gray tweed front panels give this wool cardigan a vintage feel—Mr. Rogers never had a cardigan sweater this chic!

4) Mr. Peacock loves this Patch NYC pillow with a silk-screened gentleman’s pipe drawn by Don Carney.

5) I like the simplicity of this wooly web belt.

6) This wool Wheeler Shirt jacket is currently at the top of my wish list. I love the detailing: horn buttons, white and brown plaid lining, and elbow patches (see photo at top right).

7) Hmmm, I’m not sure which pair of tweed desert boots I like best? I think these blue and gray plaid wool desert boots are the winner!

8) Engineered Garments has a plethora of tweed and wooly goodies in their Fall/Winter Collection that will keep you stylishly warm and cozy (at right).

What wooly or Tweed items are you going to wear this season to keep warm and cozy?


wecouldgrowup2gether said...

i pick the pillow

That's Not My Age said...

I like the desert boot (no. 8, sorry Clarks, I prefer you're denim version!) - I tried the cycle helmet but it didn't look too hot, so I opted for plain black instead.

pve design said...

I love harris tweed, herringbones and all those itchy fabrics. I have a friend who wears it to ski, nothing warmer than those old friends!

garciamadrid said...

I love your blog from Spain.

Pete said...

I need a 3 piece tweed suit. I live in Australia and will be searching some fine suitmakers tomorrow to see how plausible this is in Brisbane (hot city in Oz)...otherwise I might need to find an over the internet made to order suit place...anyone know any good online suitmakers they'd recommend?

Anonymous said...


Domino magazine featured on of those snippet interviews (favorite cologne/watch/beverage) with a very hot married/ straight(?)guy whose splurge was semi-custom tweed suits from Bookster at

I ordered an Autumn tweed two piece suit with the brown velvet collar, button fly & cuffs, ticket pocket, and hidden hat loop for about £400 with delivery.

It worked great for me because I don't have any standard measurements - 30 waist with a fallen fat ass and matching thighs - with a 41S jacket in 2 inches at waist.

They emailed to double check the measurements with me (not many troll dolls in GB perhaps?)

Aron said...

After our boarding pass on Prêt à Voyager I thought I’d check out the other bloggers featured before us. I saw yours and thought to myself, hey, I already know this one! You've got some great posts. :)