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Tweed Guide

The Origin of Tweed
It is commonly thought that tweed emerged in Scotland and Ireland as a way for the farmers there to battle the chilly, damp climate that characterizes those parts. Tweed began as a hand-woven fabric. The cloth was rough, thick, and felted and the colors were muted and earthy. It was truly a working man’s cloth. As far as the name goes, there are a couple of theories.
There is a River Tweed in Scotland, and the cloth was made in the Tweed Valley, and some believe that is the origin of the word.
A more popular legend has it that the name tweed is a twist on the Scottish word for “tweel” or twill in our parlance, which is the signature weave of the fabric. It is said that in 1826, a London clerk accidentally transcribed an order to “tweel” and wrote “tweed” instead, and from there the name came into use. Whatever the origin, tweed is a rugged fabric, resistant to wind and water with excellent insulating properties. Read the full article here.

To Order: Basic Block Men’s Coat Pattern

The basic block men’s coat pattern – in size 46 to 54 – printed on paper in black & white, full scale with size guide and key body measurement chart.

The blocks have been produced by professional pattern cutter and bespoke tailor Oliver Häberli www.oliverhaeberli.dk and then thoroughly tested in calico before being graded to produce the full range of sizes supplied.

These blocks are produced without seam allowance and are intended for professional use and provide a contemporary and modern standard fit.

Price per print: 350.- DKK excl. Moms and postage
Order: send an email to info@oliverhaeberli.dk (Please provide delivery/shipping address) or call +4571706571 for more information.

Basic Block Men’s Coat sizes 46 – 54

PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE NOT SEWING PATTERNS- THEY ARE BASIC BLOCKS DESIGNED FOR PATTERN DEVELOPMENT