And 'a light texture, soft, warm, with a twill weave.

Made of wool or cotton, with carded yarn, it has a uniform surface, slightly hairy. It suffers as finishing treatments: fulling, napping and combing. Particularly warm, even if slight, because the fluff, raised by the raising, retains air which acts as a thermal insulator.

Its characteristics are the resistance (for the used materials) combined with the softness, for the armature in twill and finishing.

He has known moments of more widespread in the past, when it was used for bandages and diapers, new fabrics today (mostly knits) and synthetic fibers have replaced in many fields (bedding, pajamas).

Suitable for the manufacture of men's clothing, especially for shirts, jackets and pants, can be plain or Scottish.


Harris Tweed “Name, history and characteristics”

harris tweed


Harris Tweed is a type of originating woolen fabric of Scotland.

The name would be derived, according to legend, by a misinterpretation of twill (or tweel, according to the Scottish pronunciation), which means plain twill weave which results in a fabric with diagonal grooves or designs made from various combinations such as bone of fish.

Since this method was used in the nineteenth century textile centers along the River Tweed, which represents the historic border between Scotland and England, this would explain the confusion.

The fabric is famous worldwide for its solid consistency which ensures durability for years. At first they used gray yarns and blacks and the classic herringbone motive was.

Today is produced in many colors and patterns including houndstooth (houndstooth), checked (picture), overchecked (windowed).

There are also versions in the colors of the classic Scottish tartan.

The Harris Tweed (Clò mòr in Gaelic) is a special quality made famous by the Countess of Dunmore who promoted at the Lewis and Harris islands fabric manufacturers, Uist and Barra, the Hebridean.

The label Harris Tweed guaranteed the pure virgin wool, woolen, woven, spun and hand-dyed with vegetable substances by the inhabitants of those islands. Today it is not a craft fabric, but it is produced in about 600 plants in an amount of nearly three million meters per year. Excellent quality, the characteristic light-dark pattern, especially herringbone, and with a wide range of colors, differs from normal tissue because it rougher.

Become a registered trademark in 1909 and the logo, a globe, is taken up by the crest of Dunmore accounts.

The Donegal (or irish tweed) is another type of tweed, a native of County Donegal in Ireland, it is characterized by buttons (dots) of color contrasting with the background colors.

Harris tweed



The Tailor

Is an artisan craft, and the person who carries it out is also called the tailor.

The word derives from the Latin language sartor which is connected to the word sarcire or restore.

The ancient meaning of the Tinker lost then with time, but now it is used to indicate the person who cuts and sews the clothes often with great sensitivity and taste.

The tailor is therefore the craftsman operator who prepare clothes.

Also today remains a skilled craftsman and as such has always been considered.

In Italy it was a profession that has marked the history of costume and fashion for the particular way in which it developed.

The development of this profession in Italy culminated after the war with the phenomenon of “seamstresses” and as such has developed.

Italy dressmakers represents the history of the clothing ready in Italy from the postwar period to the 60, 70 and is the nucleus of what would later become the Italian Alta Moda.

The classic tailor then follows the creation and processing of tailored suits. His job is to advise the customer on the head adapted to his measures and the most suitable fabric working on the cut.

Until the advent of textile factories and ready-made clothing, the tailor followed the entire phase of the implementation process of the head; now joins the designer who designs the (model), cutter who prepares it (the pattern) and finally the tailor who cuts and sews the suit.
Always, to perform properly and thoroughly this artisan profession requires a lot of preparation that you buy mainly on the field starting as an apprentice in a elegant shop.

Holland & Sherry finest fabrics

Holland & Sherry

Holland & Sherry

Since 1836 Holland & Sherry has continued to supply prestigious tailors and luxury brands with some of the finest cloths in the world. Stephen George Holland and Frederick Sherry began the business as woolen merchants at 10 Old Bond Street, London, specializing in both woolen and silk cloths. In 1886 Holland & Sherry moved premises to Golden Square, at the time the epicenter of the woolen merchanting trade.

By 1900 the firm was exporting to many countries, it was around that time a sales office was established in New York. In the early part of the 20th century, the United Kingdom, Europe, North and South America were the dominant markets for the company. Amongst other distribution arrangements, there was a Holland & Sherry warehouse in St. Petersburg, Russia – a successful market prior to the revolution and now being successfully renewed.

By 1982 the business moved to Savile Row, which remains as our registered head office.

In 1968 Holland & Sherry bought Scottish cloth merchant, Lowe Donald, based at Peebles, in the Scottish Borders and decided to locate their distribution to the purpose built warehouse there. Of all the cloth merchants of Golden Square, which were established in the late 1800's, only Holland & Sherry remains. Over the decades we have purchased nearly twenty other wool companies.

We are constantly engaged in research for ever fine and more luxurious fibres and fabric qualities; sourcing the finest natural fibres, ranging from Super 240's, cashmere to pure worsted Vicuña. Our cloths are woven in the time honoured way to assured quality and good taste. A bespoke tailored garment in luxury Holland & Sherry cloth is truly an investment and always a pleasure to wear.