Friday, February 19, 2016

Backroom Sale Tweed Jacket

The Origin of Tweed

It is commonly thought that tweed emerged in Scotland and Ireland as a way for the farmers there to battle the chilly, damp climate that characterizes those parts. Tweed began as a hand woven fabric. The cloth was rough, thick, and felted and the colors were muted and earthy.  It was truly a working man's cloth. As far as the name goes, there are a couple of theories.
  1. There is a River Tweed in Scotland and the cloth was made in the Tweed Valley, and some believe that is the origin of the word.
  2. A more popular legend has it that the name tweed is a twist on the Scottish word for "tweel" or twill in our parlance, which is the signature weave of the fabric.  It is said that in 1826, a London clerk accidentally transcribed an order to "tweel" and wrote "tweed" instead, and from there the name came into use.
Whatever the origin, tweed is a rugged fabric, resistant to wind and water with excellent insulating properties.

Barbour Men's Gamefair Tweed Jacket
The men's Barbour Tweed Gamefair Jacket is a part of the sporting collection.  Expertly crafted with an 100% wool tweed outer.  The classic British look.

An abundance of features make it extra prepared for winter,including a storm-fly front,handwarmer pockets and a relaxed fit that allows for plenty of room for layering on frosty days.

Regularly $499     ON SALE $349 
The Annual February
Backroom Sale
No Returns - No Exchanges
 For the month of February
at least 30% off the Original Price 
we will have our normal business hours
Mon-Thurs 10-8     Fri-Sat 10-6     Sun 11-5

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