Monday, March 25, 2013

New In My Shop

I added two vintage items to my shop today
 
 
A gorgeous light coloured & lightweight tweed jacket
See more details @ my shop

 
A fab pullover / sweater vest by Boston Traders
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Monday, March 18, 2013

Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion

Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion
Sunday, April 28 through Sunday, August 18, 2013


In a groundbreaking exhibition—drawn from our collection and loans from other national and international organizations and private individuals—the RISD Museum celebrates the dandy, tracing the variety of ways in which this personality has blazed through two centuries and investigating where he resides today. Rather than following strict definitions, Artist/Rebel/Dandy features myriad manifestations of the dandy’s style and persona, from the discreet sophistication and consummate elegance of Beau Brummell (1778–1840) to the romantics and revolutionaries of today—including Rick Owens, Patti Smith, Ouigi Theodore, and Waris Ahluwalia.

The deft workmanship and particular style of a tailor or designer features alongside representations of the personalities who wore these garments—as seen in portraits, caricatures, fashion plates, fashion photography, and media representations. Likewise, representations of dandies—from George IV to Oscar Wilde and Iké Udé, and from Lord Byron to Sebastian Horsley and Sruli Recht—are grounded in the concrete and tactile nature of the clothing itself.

Artist/Rebel/Dandy is accompanied by an illustrated book (Yale University Press, 2013), with essays by exhibition curators Kate Irvin and Laurie Brewer, fashion historian Christopher Breward, and Barnard College English Professor Monica L. Miller; a preface by menswear designer Thom Browne; and “musings” on artist-dandies by 15 contributors, including Glenn O’Brien (Beau Brummell), Patti Smith (Charles Baudelaire), Merlin Holland (Oscar Wilde), Horace Ballard (W. E. B. DuBois), and Scott Schuman (Luciano Barbera).

Tweed Ride PVD
Sunday, April 28, 10:30 am | Depart from Kennedy Plaza
Stylish and well-wheeled gents and ladies enjoy a leisurely bicycle parade through downtown Providence in the city's first-ever Tweed Ride, complete with tea! The excursion ends at the RISD Museum for an afternoon viewing of Artist/Rebel/Dandy. $10, $5 for students (with valid ID). Registration required at risdmuseum.org.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Harris Tweed Bagpipe Covers

As well as selling tweed jackets, I am a professional musician, performing on many ancient and modern musical instruments. When I needed new covers for two of the types of bagpipe that I play, there was only one choice of material to make. So, along with a friend who could wield a sewing machine, we repurposed two Harris Tweed jackets and voila, two well dressed bagpipes!


This is my English Border Bagpipe.
The style is from the Carlisle region of Northern England.


A bagpipe covered by an act of Parliment.


This is my Biniou from Brittany -
the type of bagpipe is a Veuze from
the south of the country.


A true Scottish / Breton collaboration.


... and after a very exciting day, it's time for bed.

Thanks so much to my friend Christine Denise Day for working with me to create these beauties. I can't wait for my next gig, so that I can show off them off in public.

Downton Abbey


The PBS series "Downton Abbey" and this Ralph Lauren Collection have really popularized the idea of wearing tweed. Personally, I'm all for it.

Another Book Suggestion

This book was suggested by a reader of my blog as being of 
interest to those with a fascination with The Outer Hebrides and Whiskey.

 

This the official Description

"For thousands of years peat was the main fuel that that warmed houses all over the British Isles, and the mark of the peat cutter is written deep in the landscape. This book is a celebration of a cultural history that extended from the Iron Age to the twentieth century. It tells the story of the use of peat for fuel in the British Isles, and the people who cut it. It also examines the methods of cutting, the tools that were used, and the organization of cutting. It chronicles the beginning of commercial extraction and the exhaustion of this precious resource."


Thanks to +Barry Hall for the suggestion

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Gone Picking

I'm out tweed pickin' today. It wasn't going too well until just now, 
when I found a rather nice tweed waistcoat / vest. It's handsome.

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Starting Them Off Right











Get them started young, that's what I say

Ralph Lauren And The Big Cloth




A splendid look I think

A Couple Of Good Books

If you love Harris Tweed and the idea of the Outer Hebrides, you may enjoy these two books that I got for the Winter Solstice last year.


"Seasons On Harris" by David Yeadon
Published by Harper Perennial


"Sea Room" by Adam Nicolson
Published by Harper Perennial

Both are a good read and really take you 
intimately to the home of the "Big Cloth"

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Very Primal


I got this very cool image from the twitter feed of
Kenneth McDonald  @harristweed777 - Thank You!


Heart Of The Hebrides


HEART OF THE HEBRIDES from Ian Lawson on Vimeo.

I love this short film

My Latest Sale

I love this jacket, but it's gone to a good home

The Real McCoy


This is is the stuff of my addiction

Here We Go ...

Hello and welcome to my new blog. My name is Richard Price and I'm a Welsh musician who now lives in New England in the USA.

I've always had a love of Clò Mór or "The Big Cloth" as Harris Tweed is known.

A couple of years ago I started buying vintage jackets and other clothing to sell online. In July 2012 I opened my online shop called "The Tweed Jacket" to concentrate on my favourite items. So, over the coming time I will share with you my "Adventures In Tweed." Come along for the ride, it could be fun ...

You can find my online store at
Cheers,
Richard