One of the joys of curating vintage & antique clothing is that it is a never-ending education. And because clothes are such an intimate representation of society through history, I truly feel I get to learn something new every day. Today I'd like to share a few interesting facts I discovered while I was researching one of my favourite vintage gems currently online: a fabulous, genuine vintage Harris Tweed jacket! Ready?
1. Man or Island? The name 'Harris' does not refer to a person: it derives from the island of Harris in the Outer Hebrides, where genuine tweed is (to this day) hand-woven by local crofters.