I thought I would give you a little hands on update of living with some Harris Tweed. I've had this waistcoat for around five months now and its done a couple of things.
Firstly it shattered my preconception about Harris Tweed being an itchy unforgiving fabric thats worn once and then relegated to the back of the wardrobe only to be brought back out when the cat needs a new scratching post!
The quality of the Harris Tweed is wonderful, luxuriously soft, the cut of the fabric and the pattern thats been developed work very well to provide a truly comfortable garment, one which I have probably worn too much!
That brings me to my second point. The Harris Tweed wears incredibly well! I throw this on to head out on any occasion whether smartly dressed for a night out or dressed down to go to the supermarket, its been abused by car seat belts, Barbour Jackets and an overly heavy shoulder strap from an overloaded Billingham bag and its keeping its shape really well. Not to get too technical theres not been any bobbling of the material either!
You get what you pay for gets thrown about so much these days, generally right after something has just fallen apart or let you down. I feel that the Harris Tweed highlights the opposite end of the spectrum, sure there are cheaper 'tweeds' and there are other 'tweeds' that have larger colour ranges and can be delivered in 7 days but what they lack is soul. The heritage and the outstanding quality of the materials that we have sourced from Harris, means we are confident that our garments give you something unique that will get better with age and develop character as you wear them.
I for one cannot wait until we get the mens jacket into production to truly highlight the diversity and quality of Harris Tweed and Buck & Hares design and manufacture team.
Exciting times indeed!