It’s not every day that a well-respected tweed mill founded in the 19th century hands over hundreds of yards of its highly coveted fabrics to a mass retailer, let alone one as trendy as Topman. But that’s exactly what Harris Tweed, the Scottish company known for its coarse and impenetrably warm wool used primarily for outerwear and jackets, decided to do. Although the collaboration started two years ago, only recently did Topman adjust its line to be a bit more worthy of the mill’s reputation. The peculiar marriage has helped ease Harris Tweed into the 21st century, and has given the all-too-fashionable Topman a hint of tradition.
Harris Tweed brown herringbone waistcoat, $100.
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