Harris Tweed


Scotland’s Harris Tweed has an august history—the fabric is the only one in the world to be governed and authenticated by an Act of Parliament—but until now, the firm has never actually designed its own clothing. (After painstakingly making its tweeds by hand in the Outer Hebrides, it’s left the relatively lighter lifting of design and construction to others—including Ralph Lauren, Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, and the tailors of Britain’s Royal Family, all of whom have used the fabric.) The company’s first offering, which debuted this week, is a line of four jackets, all priced at $500. The cut’s a bit roomier than some might prefer, but the tweed, as expected, is top-notch. And because the jacket’s both crafted and styled to last a lifetime, you’ve got plenty of time to grow into it.


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