Abraham Moon Mission
A jacket in Yorkshire tweed bought from Marks and Spencer. Features that attracted me:
- It is tweed.
- It is woven in Yorkshire by Abraham Moon, established 1837.
- It was designed in collaboration with the brilliant Timothy Everest.
- It is unlined and unstructured, which is not common for tweed jackets, so is good for cycling in.
- It looks a bit like one Dirty Harry wore.
I thought the jacket was a bit of a hidden gem at the time. And the great thing about the cloth is that I've put it in the washing machine a few times, on a wool wash setting, and after a careful iron and stiff brush it comes out good-as-new. The buttonholes have gone a bit stretched, but that's probably the pressure I'm exerting on them from within. Yes, a tweed jacket in the washing machine — take that dry cleaners. Well done Moon, this jacket has given me very good service and I'm sure I'll be throwing it on for many years to come.
Moon also produce cloth for other clothes retailers. The picture below is from Jack Wills. This is encouraging. For locally sourced materials maybe we should look to the Moon.