Barleycorn Harris Tweed Jacket

  • Single Breasted
  • Two Buttons
  • Side Vents
  • Genuine Harris Tweed
  • Leather buttons
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This top quality, fully tailored jacket has a stylish cut for a flattering fit. Genuine leather buttons accentuate the authentic Harris Tweed fabric.

Hundreds of distinctive patterns have evolved over the centuries, in characteristically coarse but subtle designs, in complex natural shades. This jacket comes in two of the most popular shades, in elegantly flecked 'barleycorn' tweeds.

This stylish jacket is 100% handwoven Harris tweed and comes with a nylon lining. It features side vents, side flap pockets, two front buttons and three buttons on each cuff. Each of which is covered in genuine leather. Available in chest sizes 38 to 50, in three fittings.

Harris Tweed is one of the rarest and most loved fabrics in the world. To carry the name, by Act of Parliament, Harris Tweed must be hand-woven by the islanders of Lewis, Harris, Uist and Barra, in the far-flung Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Weaving is still by hand in the crofters' cottages, using pure virgin wool that has been dyed and spun locally. Every jacket carries a unique Orb label, that identifies the islander who wove its fabric. It is the world's only commercially produced, hand-woven tweed.

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How is Harris Tweed produced?
Dr Nick Fiddes
Dr Fiddes and Assistant

Harris Tweed’s characteristic natural hues and rich textures are appreciated all over the world. But few people really know how that wonderful and instantly recognisable look comes about.

So on my recent trip to the Hebrides (accompanied by my glamorous personal assistant) I thought this would be a great chance to tell the full story. It’s opportunities to do things like this that I love about running Scotweb! Read on find out just how much highly skilled work (plus centuries of tradition) goes into every piece.

At Scotweb we are immensely proud to offer what will very soon be by far the world’s largest retail range of Harris Tweed fabrics, and Harris Tweed products. Every step you see below goes into each piece of Harris Tweed you order… and believe it or not we can make you a single piece of any Harris Tweed design to order, in as little as a single garment length. I hope you find this as fascinating as I do.

Nick Fiddes
March 2010

Pure New Wool - the raw material

Raw Wool
The raw wool arrives

Unlike most materials nowadays, every stage of Harris Tweed production is carried out by the producers themselves. With most tartans, for example, the yarns are bought in from specialist dyers, who themselves use the yarns produced by specialist spinners.

But with Harris Tweed almost every process in the fabric’s production is all done at the one mill. The sole exception is the weaving itself, which by Act of Parliament can only be done by hand in the homes of the local islanders.

Harris Tweed is almost always made from top quality pure new wool. For our fabrics this always comes from British herds. It arrives in a near-raw state, ready for the first stage in the production cycle…

Dyeing the Wool

Dyeing the Wool
Newly dyed wool emerges

Richly variable colours
Richly variable colours

The first process that the wool undergoes on its way to becoming authentic Harris Tweed fabric is dyeing. But this is not yarn dyeing in the same way that other fabrics are produced. Harris tweed is far richer and more complex.

What you see here is the dyeing of threads in base colours. From a few dozen of these base colours, practically any shade of yarn can be produced by blending to proven ‘recipes’, as we shall see.

So it is these intermingled yarns from which the Harris Tweed is actually woven, unlike most fabrics which are woven from yarns dyed in single-colours. It is this complexity that lends the fabric its extraordinary richness.

The dyes themselves are still produced using natural methods, as the characteristic colours of Harris Tweed very much evoke the landscape and nature that lies all around… the seas, skies, rocks, and flora. The ever-changing light of the land is reflected in the shades of the fabric that is produced from it.

The dyeing takes place in large batches in a closed vat, whose lid is removed as we see the wool being taken out ready for the next process. Notice in the second image how unevenly the dye-stuff takes to the wool - a subtle effect that is deliberately cultivated for the depth this gives to the colouration.

Spin Drying

Spin Drying the Harris Tweed
Spin Drying

This process is simple enough. The wool comes out of the dyeing process full of moisture, which needs to be removed before it can be worked on further.

The apparatus you see here is nothing more than a huge spin dryer. Just like in your washing machine. But bigger.

Tumble Drying

Tumble Drying
Entering the Tumble Drier

Tumble Drying Done
Exiting the Tumble Drier

The dyed wool needs to be entirely dry before it can be mixed and mingled into yarns with which to weave the Harris Tweed. Spin drying removes most of the moisture. To remove the rest requires warm air and motion… in effect a giant-sized tumble drier.

The wool is carried through on a conveyor, entering moist, and exiting dry after being churned in warm air in between. The previous spin-drying cycle therefore saves enormously on power demands, both helping to reduce costs and to protect the natural environment.

Making the Recipe - choosing and weighing the ingredients

Selecting Ingredient colours
Selecting Ingredients

Weighing one colour
Weighing one base colour

Now we get to what I think is the best bit: the mixing of colours to create an almost infinite variety of potential shades of yarn. This is the true secret of Harris Tweed… the incredible diversity and depth of colouring, that only gets richer the more closely you examine it.

The upper image to the right shows the base colours - the basic ingredients from which the Harris Tweed recipe is made. From these few dozen colours, almost any natural shade can be created.

Notice how vibrant the base colours are, yet each instantly evokes aspects of the landscape or its fauna. It is practically impossible to separate Harris Tweed from the land that is its source and inspiration.

There is a tried and tested formula for almost any shade desired. Two, three, four, or more based colours are selected in precise proportions, to create the exact yarn colour required.

These are then carefully weighed out. The process really is just like measuring ingredients on a kitchen scales… just in a little greater volume.

Mixing the Colour Recipe Ingredients

Hand Mixing
Hand Mixing

More Hand Mixing
More Hand Mixing

Once the proportions of each wool have been weighed and gathered, the first task is simply to break them up roughly together, ready for blending. The bags of each wool are up-ended and emptied.

They are manually torn apart into pieces, and tossed together to produce a roughly distributed mix. This continues as the fragments are torn into smaller pieces, creating a kaleidoscopic array of colour.

This stage of the process does not have to be very precise. The aim is simply to avoid any overly large clumps of any single colour, as that would risk one shade predominating in areas of the finished fabric.

Blend the Colours in a Mixer

Blend in Mixing Machine
Conveyor into Mixing Machine

Out through piping tube
Carry to hopper through vacuum tube

A Taste of Previous Recipes
A Taste of Previous Recipes

Once the base colours are roughly mixed together, the wool is dropped into an underground vacuum pipe. This carries it into a large mixing machine.

A conveyor feeds the mixture into, in effect, a shredder. This breaks up the hand-separated clumps of the base colours into smaller pieces, producing a much finer blend.

From a distance the final composite shade this will produce is already starting to appear. But up close the granulararity of colours is richly evident in every handful.

This mixture is now sufficiently light and fluffy to be carried through another vacuum tube (second image) up and overhead. It rains down into a storage space, ready to be taken to carding. Notice in my third picture the remnant history of thousands of these operations, tiny pieces caught on a strap high above as it floated down.

Ready for the Carding Hopper

Ready for carding
Ready for carding

Carding Hopper

The Carding Hopper

Here we see the blended mixture, ready for the next stage in the process. The finer granularity means that all the ingredient colours will now be present in a single handful.

Spilling out of its temporary store, the wool mixture is lifted into the hopper of the carding machine. From here giant rollers carry it through into the first stage of the carding.

Notice the plastic pipe entering the second image from above. This is not the main feed to the hopper. It is a fan-driven return feed carrying recycled fluff from further up the process, ensuring there is as little waste as possible. If you look closely you will see the much finer mixture immediately beneath it.

Refine through Teasing and Carding

Carding Early Stage
Carding Early Stage

Carding Later Stage
Carding Later Stage

Teasing and Carding is the process by which the individual wool fibres (i.e. hairs) are individually straightened and sorted into separate fibres. Over a series of stages, this process converts a continuous matted web of fibres into individual ribbons of fine threads.

The machine (or, technically, series of machines in one long process) mechanically mimics the effect of hand-teasing and carding using spiked wooden paddles. This pulls the hairs into the same orientation to assist their spinning into thread, fluffing the wool as it develops. The process also helps remove any remaining dirt or plant matter, which would both weaken and coarsen the finished yarn.

The woollen mixture is carried through a series of rollers, each fitted with thousands of tiny spikes. In this way the fibres are caught and straightened as they are carried from one stage to the next.

A conveyor moves the wool first to ‘nippers’, which deliver a steady flow of the fibre onto the ’swift’. This transfer straightens the fibres, and the swift’s card cloth then carries these fibres past the worker/stripper rollers to the ‘fancy’. The worker roller turns more slowly relative to the swift, which reverses the fibre. The faster stripper then pulls fibres from the worker and passes them on again to the swift.

Over several stages, with the same process repeating from one machine to the next, this teasing and carding pulls the fibres increasingly parallel. And as it moves through, the wool becomes progressively fluffier and lighter.

Roving into Loose Threads

The mixed fibre carried up
The mixed fibre carried up…

down to the Roving ribbons
… and down to the Roving ribbons…

on a rubber conveyor
…through on a rubber conveyor…

ready for spinning

…and wound, ready for spinning

Now that the base colours are fully mixed into the desired shade, and carded into the right consistency, the fibre is ready for to be spun into yarn. First it needs to be made into a loose thread.

This Roving machine picks up the fibres on ribbons, pulling just the right number through to make a very loosely organised thread. This thread has just enough strength to be wound ready for spinning. But it remains so loose that it can be easily pulled apart with the slightest tension.

Spin into Strong Yarn

Tying broken threads
Tying broken threads

Spinning onto Yarn Cones
Spinning onto Yarn Cones

Spinning Line
The Spinning Line

For the yarn to have the strength required for weaving, it now needs to be spun into strong thread. The spinning is literally that - twisting it around 6-8 times, which gives the yarn a great deal more tensional strength.

On the first image to the right you can see the loose threads from the previous stage, wound onto a long bobbin. The yarn is gently pulled from here, down through a twister and onto the yarn cones below. At this stage it can still break easily, so the machine needs to be constantly tended.

Due to the loose thread’s fragility, the speed at which the spinner can operate is limited. But a large number of yarn cones can be wound in parallel at the same time. So the highly skilled spinner is seldom idle.

Organise Warping Threads for Weaving

Cones Delivering Threads
Yarn Cones Delivering Threads

Warping Frame
The Warping Frame

The Warp is the long, lengthwise group of threads in weaving, through which the crosswise ‘Weft’ threads are interwoven to create its pattern. Because these threads are continuous, they must be organised in groups of the right sequence in advance.

The cones of Harris Tweed coloured yarns (each of which, remember, is formed from its own unique mix of base colours) are first arranged into the right layout, so that each thread comes off it in the right position for its own unique position in the pattern. Enlarge the first photo to the right and you will see this quite clearly.

The threads are then arranged in groups on the warping frame, in lengths that might vary from just a few yards (metres) for a short weave - say, for a single garment - up to eighty yards or so for a full ‘piece’ (the standard unit of a full weaving length). The warping frame needs enough pegs for the longest warp to be strung between them without a break.

Once hundreds of warping threads have been laid out for the full width of the loom where it will be woven (which may be either ’single’ or ‘double’ width) they are wound up into hanks, and sent out to the weaver’s cottage, ready for the weaving itself.

Weaving the Fabric

Original Blackhouses
The Original Blackhouses

Weaver's pedal loom
The Weaver’s pedal loom

By statutory Act of Parliament, the weaving of Harris Tweed may only be done within the homes of the islanders in the Outer Hebrides. What’s more, no automation is allowed. To this day, every inch of Harris Tweed is produced by human power alone… as you can see from the pedals used to drive our friend’s loom here.

The warp and yarns for the weft arrive from the mill, and then he sets to work. A major part of the task is the setting up of the loom itself, hand-tying on the new yarns to the tail-ends of the previous weave, to make it easier to thread onto the loom… a painstaking and time-consuming process, even after years of practice.

Then it is a matter of steadily weaving the Harris Tweed cloth, inch by inch, yard by yard. There are regular breaks to mend stray threads, and change the yarns in the weft shuttles as they pass from side to side. But otherwise it’s an all-day job to make a single piece. Often thirteen hours at a sitting.

The tradition of home-weaving began in the blackhouses you see to the right. But today most islanders enjoy the warmth and creature comforts of more modern homes. Angus here told us that he couldn’t be happier. What better life is there than to be your own master, watching the weather go by through the window, in one of the world’s most hauntingly beautiful places. This is the landscape that has inspired Harris Tweed designs for centuries past and, we hope, centuries to come.

Checking for Imperfections

Checking on a light table
Checking on a light table

Hand-darning
Hand-darning stray threads

The woven Harris Tweed fabric comes back to the mill from the weaver. (And yes, that’s the same piece as in the image above… this picture was taken the very next day.) The first task is to check it for any imperfections.

Every inch is carefully scrutinised on a light table. Any broken or stray threads are darned and mended. If the weaver makes too many errors he may find his fees are reduced to pay for the costs. But that rarely ever happens, as it’s a matter of local pride to produce a fabric that’s as near perfect as possible.

Washing the Tweed Cloth

Washer
The Washer

The Harris Tweed cloth is now nearly ready. It just needs to go through a few final processes. The first is to give it a good wash, to remove all remaining impurities, and oils.

The fabric is washed in cold water on the machine you see to the right. Click on the image to enlarge it, then look closely at the wooden drum towards the top of the picture. It’s time-worn smoothness reminds one of driftwood. Just imagine the years of service, and the many miles of Harris Tweed that have passed over it to have that effect.

Waulking the Fabric

Waulking Machine
The Waulking Machine

Sign of the Times
A Sign of the Times

Waulking has two important effects. Firstly it cleanses the cloth and eliminates excess lanolin, oils, dirt, and other impurities. And secondly, it makes the material softer and thicker.

Originally this was done by literally ‘walking’ (i.e. treading) the fabric in water, perhaps treated with a proportion of urine for its ammonia as a cleansing agent. But don’t worry, nowadays the process involves nothing more than pure water.

The machines we use here are in effect a miniature version of the water wheel, which took over from human walking power long ago. The rotational action drives out the impurities, whilst stretching and slightly matting the fibre, improving both its softness and resilience.

It’s important to time the process carefully, which varies depending on the volume of fabric (as seen on the second photograph). Too short and the wool would still feel too greasy with the sheep’s natural oils. Too long and the fabric would matt, becoming too felt-like. But of course with long practice it’s always just right.

Waulking also survives to this day in the tradition of Waulking Songs, sung by the women (mostly) as they pursued their daily labour. Often hauntingly beautiful, waulking songs transport us back to the days when all woven fabrics were literally walked for hours.

Drying and Pressing the Tweed

finishing machine
The finishing machine

Before the Harris Tweed can be sent to the customer, it needs of course to be fully dried. It also needs to be pressed so that it arrives in tip-top condition.

This takes place in this very substantial machine you see to the right. The damp fabric enters at one end, and comes out almost ready to deliver…

Final Checking and Trimming

Tartan Checks
Tartan Checks

final fixes
A few final fixes

… after the entire piece is checked over, once again, inch by inch. The finished fabric goes back to the light table, where it is carefull looked over once again. All stray threads are removed, and any imperfections hand-darned, to ensure the Harris Tweed that is delivered deserves to bear its illustrious name.

Legal Authentication as Harris Tweed

Harris Tweed Legal Declaration
Fabric Hallmark Stencil

Harris Tweed Legal Declaration

Harris Tweed Legal Declaration

But there is one final, all-important step, before the Harris Tweed can be dispatched. It has to be certified by the official Inspector, before it can carry the Harris Tweed orb trademark label.

The inspection is carried out not by an employee of the mill, but by an Inspector employed by the Harris Tweed Authority. He visits several times a week, and for each piece of fabric examines the certifications that prove each requirement of the Act of Parliament have been met.

Only when he is satisfied is the fabric stamped at each end, and the paperwork issued. Now it can benefit from it own unique label. Now it truly can be called Harris Tweed.

Dispatch and Delivery

Harris Tweed Orb Trademark
The Orb garment label

Ready to roll
Ready to roll

We’re at the end of our journey. The certified Harris Tweed can now be sent off to its proud new owner, who might be nearby on the same Island, or on a distant continent half way across the world. Only now that it has been legally certified as Harris Tweed can it carry the uniquely numbered and traceable Orb garment label that is your guarantee of authenticity.

Wherever its destination, the fabric will be enjoyed and appreciated by all who see it. Many will instantly recognise it, as there are few fabrics that are as immediately locatable to such a small, and special, source.

If you’d like your own little piece of heritage from the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, you know who to ask. We’ll be delighted to help you. And you in turn will be helping sustain a community and a tradition for future generations to enjoy.

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What are the different patterns of tweed?

To help you choose your tweed fabric, we classify tweed fabrics from our various tweed ranges according to their main pattern. When searching for tweeds, you can choose to see only tweed fabrics of a particular pattern. The main patterns are:

Plain Twill (Unpatterned) Tweeds


Tarbert Plain Twill
Blue 24310 Harris Tweed

Twill is a simple weave with a characteristic diagonal pattern running throughout it, which may be either obvious or so subtle that the fabric appears plain.

Unpatterned tweeds range from effectively single-colour to highly dappled or mottled with a strikingly textured mix of colours.

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Overcheck Twill Tweeds


Glenroyal Overcheck Twill
Green 42001 Highland Tweed

Traditional twill with a large checked design overlaid in a contrasting colour.

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Plain Herringbone Tweeds


Hartwist Plain Herringbone
Green 32005 Highland Tweed

A herringbone pattern consists of columns of slanted parallel lines. The direction of the slant alternates column by column to create ‘v’ shapes. A typical thin herringbone might use a pattern of four threads alternating direction with the next four threads (4×4) but larger sizes of 6×6 or 8×8 are common, sometimes even up to as large as 12×12.

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Estate (Overcheck Herringbone) Tweeds


Reiver Overcheck Herringbone
Poacher Highland Tweed

A traditional herringbone pattern overlaid with a basic check. These are often known as Estate Tweeds, as each Highland estate would typically commission its own distinctive version for its gamekeepers and for when hunting, with colours tones chosen to match the estate’s local landscape and vegetation, for camouflage.

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Barleycorn Tweeds

Barleycorn Harris Tweed
Barleycorn Harris Tweed

Barleycorn Tweeds have a prominent flecked pattern, giving it a richly coarse appearance where the complex colours merge into a single shade from a distance.

Striped Tweeds


Hartwist Striped
Brown 32035 Highland Tweed

Striped tweeds include a distinctive vertical line or lines to create visible stripes of various sizes.

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Houndstooth (or Dogtooth) Tweeds


Hartwist Houndstooth
Green 32020 Highland Tweed

A type of large broken checked pattern using pointed shapes instead of squares. Said to resemble the jagged back teeth of a dog. ‘Houndstooth’ describes the pattern in a larger size, ‘Dogtooth’ when it is smaller.

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Checked Tweeds


Glen Tilt Checked Blue
Glen Morar Highland Tweed

A pattern of horizontal and vertical lines that create small squares. The characteristic small check may also be enhanced by a larger overcheck in a third colour.

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Tartan Tweeds


Gunn Tartan
in Harris Tweed

Any tartan can also be woven in tweed fabric. The characteristic uneven texture of Harris Tweed in particular wonderfully evokes authentic old tartans.

Plaid Tweeds


Braveheart Plaid
Authentic Islay Tweed

Plaid-style tweeds feature a pattern of horizontal and vertical lines, not unlike a tartan.

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What different kinds of tweed are available?

We offer three main kinds of tweed, which we present separately as each has its own unique character. All are the highest quality tweeds of their kind in the world. So which you choose will depend on your own needs and tastes.

Harris Tweed


A typical Harris Tweed

Harris Tweed is loved all over the world for its distinctive character that is unlike any other fabric. Indeed it is so unique that its production is regulated by a special Act of Parliament, which allows it only to be woven in the cottages of the Islanders themselves.

Over the centuries a wonderful heritage of patterns and natural colourways has evolved, usually woven in the distinctively coarse yarns for which the islands are known. The very recognisable quality of Harris Tweed is very much inspired by the wild nature of the islands where it is woven.

A few years ago this wonderful heritage seemed destined to be lost, when one businessman bought and ‘rationalised’ almost the entire industry down to a handful of designs. Thankfully this threat has now passed and we are again able to supply almost any traditional pattern.

We are delighted to be helping the revival of authentic Harris Tweed, by supplying fabrics produced by resurgent independent weavers. Every piece you buy helps this wonderful tradition to survive, whilst you enjoy a fabric that is literally like nothing else on earth.

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Highland Tweed


Reiver Checked Maxton Highland Tweed

Highland Tweeds are produced for us by a range of local mills, all producing to the highest standards using top quality woollen yarns in the traditional manner.

Like our other tweeds, Highland Tweeds can be woven either as plain or twill weave, and can include have a range of traditional tweed patterns such as check, herringbone, or overcheck. Subdued, interesting colour effects (heather mixtures) are obtained by twisting together differently coloured woolen strands.

The mills may be in the Highlands or Islands of Scotland, or even in the Borders or elsewhere in the British Isles. The name refers to the Highland Estates for which tweeds were mostly originally woven.

Highland Tweeds tend to be more regular and finely finished (though each fabric has its own unique character, so this is just a generality) and are typically used for tweed garments or furnishings where a sophisticated feel is desired.

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Islay Tweed

Braveheart Plaid
Braveheart Plaid

Islay Tweed is another unique tradition, with a distinctively untamed character not unlike that of Harris Tweed, but with a charm and feel all of its own.

First established in 1883, and still using old Victorian looms, our Islay Tweed mill designed and produced plaids for many Hollywood blockbuster movies, including Braveheart starring Mel Gibson (the Braveheart Plaid fabric is available to purchase) Forrest Gump starring Tom Hanks, Rob Roy starring Liam Neeson, Far and Away starring Tom Cruise, and many more.

The reason for this popularity where the material’s evocative quality is all-important is the unique old-fashioned character of the tweed the Islay Mill produces. We are delighted to offer Islay Tweed fabrics both as cut lengths and also ready-made (to order) as a wide range of unique products.

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Cashmere Tweed


Cachet Unpatterned
Green 97003 Cashmere Tweed

Where but Scotweb would you find a fabric as authentically pastoral as traditional tweed, but woven in the finest and most exclusive natural fibre in the world, pure Scottish cashmere? It is of course undeniable that cashmere tweed is probably not for for those on anything but the most generous of budgets. But if your tastes run to the the very best available, while wishing to cut a distinctive sartorial dash in the certainty that no one else you meet will be wearing anything remotely as good, here is the fabric for you.

Sumptuously soft, in striking distinction from the typically robust wools in which tweeds are normally woven. And available in a range of historically accurate and utterly beautiful patterns. And of course it feels just fabulous too.<

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See how Harris Tweed is produced to this day, from raw fleece to its only ever being woven on hand-looms in the homes of the islanders of Harris and Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Our step-by-step video reveals the ancient skills and dedication to quality that gives this natural fabric its infinitely rich heritage.

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Barleycorn Harris Tweed Jacket

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Lachlan , SC

Wrote... Just got my jacket and couldn't be more pleased. The price was very reasonable for the high quality product received, even for a frugal Scotsman. It fit perfectly and looks great. The pattern of the weave will allow the jacket to be used with solid and patterned fabrics. It will go very nicely with black, charcoal, grey, or navy trousers. Better yet, It will look great with my MacIntosh and my Scottish National tartan trousers. The quality of the fabric and the tailoring is first class. The package arrived as promised. I would highly recommend this jacket and Scotweb to potential customers.
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TK , Budapest, Hungary

Wrote... I have been looking for this for quite some time, because it is not so easy to buy one outside of the UK. The jacket fits perfectly (38S), it's very comfortable, warm and looks great! Love it! Thank you Scotweb for this wonderfoul sportjacket!
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Robert Varner , San Francisco, Bay Area

Wrote... I had a Tweed coat twenty years ago that was given to me. Wore it for almost ten years. I grew out of it. I put on a little weight, not much. I always wanted another; however, the cost of a new Tweed coat was out of my budget with family and all. The only way you could get a tweed coat then was to have it custom made. Recently I found Scotweb and ordered three beautiful coats. I couldn’t beat the price. Shipment to The U.S. was prompt and within a week. The weather here in San Francisco is a perfect place for Tweed. These coats are so beautiful that I want to wear them all the time. The fit is perfect. They blend perfectly with slacks, jeans, and khakis. Thank you for a beautiful product.
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Anonymous

Wrote... Had a Tweed coat twenty years ago that was given to me and wore it for almost ten years. I grew out of it. I put on a little weight, not much. I always wanted another; however, the cost of a new Tweed coat was out of my budget with family and all. The only way you could get a tweed coat then was to have it custom made. Recently I found Scotweb, ordered three beautiful coats, couldn’t beat the cost. Shipment to The U.S. was prompt and within a week. The weather here in San Francisco is a perfect place for Tweed. These coats are so beautiful I want to wear them all the time and they blend perfectly with slacks, jeans, and kakis. Thank you for a beautiful product.
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Matiss , Pasadena, California

Wrote... I have been looking for a "real" sport jacket for quite some time. What I didn't know was that I was really looking for a Harris tweed. This jacket fits perfectly (46L) and is exactly what I was looking for. I will definitely return for other jackets...
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Will Duwe , Australia, Victoria

Wrote... This is a quality item. Almost impossible to come by here, especially at this price.
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Julie.Lu , Beijing, China

Wrote... I bought a Dalmore harris tweed jacket for my husband as a Christmas gift. The jacket is great and fits him very well. It is made of unique fabric and has a peculiar touch feel of 100% pure wool. The style of this jacket is also quite classic. It should be noted that there's no size chart on website and I finally get the size guiding through email. I chose Priority International Delivery method and the international delivery speed is ok, but the custom clearance spent me about 7 days, which makes it from a Christmas gift becoming into a New Year gift. Anyway, my husband likes it very much. Thanks for scotweb's nice service. 我为我丈夫购买了一件Dalmore harris tweed作为今年的圣诞礼物。这款西服很棒,非常合他的身。它拥有100%纯羊毛特有的触感,独一无二的面料,经典的款式。我先生非常喜欢。 需要指出的是产品页面上缺少尺寸表,最后我是通过电子邮件联系获得的。我选择了国际优先快递方式,国际运输速度很快但清关手续花费了7天,以至于圣诞礼物变为了新年礼物。 无论如何,我先生非常喜欢这件上衣,非常感谢scotweb的服务。
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Anonymous

Wrote... I bought this for my son who has relocated to New Jersey and it actually looks very good on him, fits well and he says its nice and warm. However, it is a much more open weave than the Harris tweed I remember from my youth (Ok thats 20+ years ago now but I'm hoping some traditions can be expected to last). I know people who have Harris tweed jackets that still look good after 50 years but they probably had twice as many threads per inch than this one does. This will probably be showing its age in 5 or 10 years depending on wear, not bad but not the 'lifetime wear' one used to be able to rely on. Otherwise happy with purchase.
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Anonymous

Wrote... This really is a very fair price for an exceptionally high quality garment. These Harris Tweed jackets are legendary for long life and outstanding performance; they are extremely warm and comfortable. Layered with a proper woolen sweater or jumper they are fit for temperatures down to freezing, without an overcoat...
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McSprea

Wrote... The Laxdale jacket I bought is absolutely outstanding value for money an fits me perfectly. Inspite a problem I had for a late delivery on a previous order, I trusted scotweb and did it right. I will probably buy another one in a different colour shade next year.
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