Tuesday, 12 May 2015

A Hume 85th Anniversary Tweed




















85 Years of A. Hume
A. Hume is a family-run country clothing retailer based in the Scottish borders. It was founded as a gentleman's outfitters in 1929 by Archibald Hume. Archibald's grandson, Archie, took over the business in 1987, and in recent years has been expanding the business online, and stocking some bloody good stuff.

Anniversary Tweed
I am reliably informed that Archie is something of a tweed boffin; the company having a three generation-spanning relationship with the local tweed mills, such as Johnstons of Elgin and Lovat. His knowledge has recently been put to use — A. Hume celebrates its 85th anniversary this year with a collection created by Bladen from a special anniversary tweed designed by Archie.

The anniversary tweed for the collection was inspired by the colours of the Scottish borders; the green of the hills, the blue of the River Tweed and the purple of the heather. I can hear the pipes a' calling. It is a rather lovely and wearable 'muddy green', if I may use that phrase.






















The tweed is a limited edition. When it's gone, it's gone. You can see a cap and trousers here, but they also stock a matching jacket.   

Bright tweed news though — A. Hume are looking to bring out new tweed designs for future collections.



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