Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Domino Magazine USA November 2008

We had to fly a Bookster Tweed suit to NY and back for this small but nice feature, its nice to be sharing a page with the likes of Brooks Bros shoes, Penhaligon Cologne and Tiffany, though the assessment of tweed suit as being 'Old Fashioned' is very wide of the mark these days. Of course it has its timeless quality and traditional place in the scheme of things, but tweed also offers the opportunity for 'Casual Elegance' when mixed with other more contemporary styles and types of clothing.

Correspondence From A Wonderful Fellow Tweedster

I just had to add this message, recently received from a new customer who needed some initial advice before making his purchase.That is another great thing about Tweed, you meet such wonderful people!

Dear Peter,

Many thanks for your reassurance. I don't know what possessed me to mention details. I think it must have been my detestation of, to put it charitably,government totalitarian tendencies combined with security incontinence.
To talk of nobler matters, I must have studied just about every page of both your Tweed Jacket and ebay sites. It was your eBay About Us Page where your sentiments really got me excited.
It was mad for an inpecuneous 1950s Sandhurst cadet to buy a big old fashioned car, then with another young Sapper officer while in training at Chatham, to buy an outdated 1904 4 ton Thames Measurement gaffrigged cutter. The criticism did not deter many cadets and young officers a few young ladies, and even the odd disapproving relative from sharing the enjoyment the old thing offered.
When the 1927 Rolls Royce Phantom 1 was sold to raise a third of the price of this house in 1974 I was labelled lucky. Sour grapes. It was irresistable urge to go for perceived intrinsic value: To love them for their own sake; To admire the qualities of those who designed and made them: To admire the respective qualities of the materials.To enjoy pride of ownership of classics is to share enjoyment with others. To hell with the worship of money. Whoever turned out to admire a pile of pound notes passing by?
So three cheers for Bookster & Tweed Jackets , and for a Happy Christmas, Very best Wishes .........

Tuesday, 18 November 2008


Many gentlemen like to wear tweed, a proportion of them are 'Chaps' , are you a 'Chap' ?
Visit the website in our links section, read the outline manifesto, and make your own assessment.You may feel sympathetic to the values and virtues it extols, in which case, subscribe to the magazine, each copy I have seen is a little gem, it is undeniably unique, informative, and highly amusing. A little ray of light in a crazy world, and regular references to tweed.

Monday, 17 November 2008


Contribution by Chris Kavanaugh from a thread on Ask Andy About Clothes
The best mens online clothing forum

Your flight is delayed at O'Hare Airport. Somebody neglects to complete a de icing of the wings. You take off in a fog and moments later the plane is broken in three pieces, half in icy water and half in slick, frozen shoreline.There are numerous fires burning.You get up, and in leather shoes walk on debri, some still glowing with heat. The wing is slippery, you slide into waist deep water, but manage to gain the shoreline. You collapse, but the tweed is just enough to keep your core temperature from falling dangerously low.At triage, they remove your jacket and waistcoat. You let out a sudden gasp. You have 3 broken ribs the clothing kept relatively immobile.looking around, you see people with melted polyester wounds literally from head to toe. They are lucky.Many post crash survivors succumbed to shock hastened by the onset of hypothermia.weeks later, you get the newly cleaned and pressed suit back from the cleaners. You see numerous ember burns that give it a peened surface. But by God not a fiber is completely seperated. You, and it are still presentable.* This actually happened in another part of the world to an online acquaintance who asked me for clothing advice while traveling

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A charming promotional booklet produced by the venerable Moss Brothers, probably in the 50's.
We hope to reproduce the full illustrated story for your interest and amusement soon, it was a rare find indeed,costing a fair few shekels, and can only have been produced in relatively small numbers.For those of us with a favourite jacket it is all too relevant!