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Video – The Fashionable Rise of Harris Tweed

4 Jul

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Harris Tweed Cufflinks

3 Jul

Due to popular demand our Harris Tweed Cufflinks are now back in stock.  As we had so many people waiting for these we have decided to freeze the old price of £15 for a week.  However a price increase does mean that the price of these will rise to £17.50 on 11/07/2013. They are available in the TweedVixen Boutique now.

 

Peacock Feather Choker £12.50

3 Jul

This 18″ choker has a large vivid coloured peacock feather pendant.  It is now available from the TweedVixen Boutique priced £12.50.

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Flower Wrap Bracelets – Now in Stock

2 Jul

We love jewellery! So we  are really excited that these super pretty flower wrap bracelets are now in stock at the TweedVixen Boutique.  They have  faceted crystals on a leather cord with a silver plate flower £15, the perfect accessory this summer…

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The Bothy Summer Fair – Hexton Manor

12 Jun

We are very excited to  have a pop up at the Bothy Summer Fair at Hexton Manor 13th/14th/15th June.  The Bothy describes itself as “a showcase for a seductive collection of fabrics, gifts, fashion and home and garden accessories, presented
by different, stylish, artistic individuals.”  We are really proud to be invited and will be joined by some other pop ups, including the super talented Jane Scorer from Stapleford Silver. It is going to be a fantastic event and well worth a visit…

The Bothy

 


Bothy Invite

 

Cambridge Show

12 Jun

I am pleased to say that TweedVixen had a great weekend selling our lovely products at the Cambridge Town & Country Show.  A fabulous free event in the heart of the city,  organised by Oakleigh Fairs.  Although the weather let us down we kept warm in our tweed.

Cambridge Show

 

We also got a mention in the RetroVert Blog…

http://www.retrovert.co.uk/1/post/2013/06/vintage-spotting-at-cambridge-town-and-country-show.html

 

Cambridge Town and Country Show

4 Jun

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We are delighted to be sharing the TweedLove at the Cambridge Town & Country Show 8th & 9th of June.  This is a fabulous free event in the heart of Cambridge.  We will be having some very special show offers, so please come and see us!

 

TweedVixen Spitalfields Pop Up

4 Jun

Last Saturday we took to the road and headed to London for a TweedVixen Pop Up at Old Spitalfields Market.  Happily for us it was a great day to sell tweed…

Spitalfields

Popular items of the day were

7Harris Tweed Purse

Alpaca Socks £23 http://www.tweedvixen.co.uk/socks-46-c.asp

Alpaca Socks

http://www.tweedvixen.co.uk/ladies-tweed-gilet-180-p.asp

Tweed Gilet

http://www.tweedvixen.co.uk/harris-tweed-notebooks-37-c.aspTweed Notebook cover

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Ruby Top

 

Robinson & Dapper by Sarah Robinson

22 May

I’ve been living in Denmark for a few years now.  Fashion and design are a huge part of the culture over here and when I moved here I was immediately entranced by their Scandinavian style.

Being Scottish, I’ve grown up around men wearing kilts, tweed blazers and wool suits, so I have a real appreciation for good quality wool fabrics.  I’ve always appreciated a man who makes an effort to look dapper and was very enthusiastic when my male friends and colleagues began to sport a variety of neckwear; wool bow ties in particular.

However there was one thing which kept nagging at me.  Whenever I inquired about their latest extravagant woolly buy, the only thing could tell me about it, was the name of the very fashionable shop in which they had bought it.  On closer inspection, I began to see a trend of quite costly accessories, with no story, of pretty average to poor quality wool fabric.

I became quite frustrated, thinking of all of the beautiful tweeds being produced at home in Scotland and imagined how much more luxurious and special the ties would be in these fabrics.  It wasn’t that my friends’ purchases were bad, it was more that I knew they could be so much better!

This is how Robinson & Dapper was born.  A few months ago, I began creating handmade bow ties, neck ties and pocket squares from fabrics sourced from historic Scottish mills.  The concept is the juxtaposition of old and new – using high quality, traditional materials yet still achieving a relevant, current look.  The aim being to elevate the modern look of the urban, dapper gentleman by fusing it with classic, luxury fabrics.

By photographer Lee Edward, Molly bow tie

By photographer Lee Edward, Molly bow tie

Each Robinson & Dapper product is an individual, carefully handcrafted item.  The exclusive fabrics have been specially selected to fulfill both aspects of the concept – they are fashion-forward, whilst being woven using traditional methods in Scotland – the home of tweed and woven wool fabrics.

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 I’m extremely proud to see the response of my customers to these accessories.  Many people are genuinely surprised to see and feel the quality of tweed which has actually been woven in Scotland from Scottish wool!  Buying a Robinson & Dapper product is not only about treating yourself to a great-looking, handcrafted bow tie or pocket square.  Here you are getting quality items of historic origin, with a story, which have been made using some of the most beautiful, traditional fabrics available in the world today.

 Check out our website www.robinsonanddapper.com and please share with any dapper gentlemen you know!  So far we are only selling our bow ties on here, but our range of skinny neck ties and pocket squares will be added soon.  Thanks.

 

Author Bio:

Written by Sarah Robinson, owner and founder of Robinson & Dapper.  All images provided by Robinson & Dapper.

 

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