Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Pakeman, Catto & Carter - 1863
Tweed Cap in 19oz Tweed
Who's that person lurking mysteriously in a graveyard? Why it's old Tweedy, of course — out on his Pashley seeking likely targets for a spot of brass rubbing.
Let's home in on the particularly fine cap I was wearing that day.
The Bond Tweed Cap is by our dear friends at Pakeman, Catto & Carter. It has a good, long peak and is in 19oz tweed.
Gents, we have some tweed news...
Pakeman, Catto & Carter's 150th Anniversary Tweed
Pakeman is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. How best for this esteemed Gloucestershire men's outfitters to celebrate? There's only one way. By creating a new tweed for us all to enjoy. The Pakeman Tweed is the result of a collaboration with Johnstons of Elgin (who celebrated their 215th anniversary last year).
Two British family firms with genuine heritage. Robert is the fifth-generation Pakeman to run P, C & C.
P, C & C has created a range of items in the anniversary tweed. All made in the UK.
My attention is drawn to the reversible gilet in tweed and red moleskin. With brass rubbing you need that freedom of movement in the elbow.
The Making of a Cap
Here's a photo of the cloth for the cap being cut. The pattern is chalked out.
A photo of the tweed being produced and the Pakeman anniversary selvedge:
The cloth being used in construction of the Pakeman range: