Scotch whisky may be our favorite export of the Scottish Isles, but it’s not the only one. According to an Act of Parliament, Harris Tweed must be made from virgin wool, dyed and spun on the Outer Hebrides, and woven in the homes of the Islanders.
Produced using only human power, it’s a sustainable, beautiful, and durable natural fabric. Harris Tweed has been produced the same way for over a century, so like a tasty island dram, it never goes out of style. No wonder many designers are racing to incorporate it.
Satisfy Your Need for Tweed
Stormy Kromer Hat, $60
Made in Wisconsin for over 100 years, this wool cap gets a Harris Tweed pull-down earband for added warmth and a touch of British style. Also available in waxed cotton.
Catherine Aitken Gents Toiletry Bag, £39
This tweed bag, crafted in Scotland, includes a waterproof nylon lining in vivid red, to prevent errant shaving cream, spilled cologne, or a stowed dram from spoiling your trip.
Worn & Wound Watch Roll, $199
Pack your watch collection in this carrier, made in New York City using American leather and blue herringbone tweed, with a soft ultrasuede interior to cradle your timepieces.
Birline Oxshott Watch, $215
Choose from a rainbow of tweed to complement your wardrobe, like this cranberry red Harris Tweed strap paired to an eggshell white 40 mm face with Swiss Ronda 1062 movement.
Woof and Meow Dog Collar, £22
Even if your pooch isn’t pointing grouse or flushing rabbits on the moors, this Harris Tweed collar, made in Scotland, will lend a dash of sporting sophistication.
K-Swiss Classic 88, $150
Vans, Nike, and K-Swiss have all reimagined their classic kicks in Harris Tweed. So British, you’d be forgiven for referring to them as trainers.
Hip Flask by Swig, $75
Crafted on the Isle of Skye, Swig’s latest design comes wrapped in handmade Harris Tweed. Top it up with 6 oz. of Talisker (also made on Skye), or any other whisky you fancy.