Wednesday, October 5, 2011
The above jacket was used as my primary winter jacket for about 7 years. The base fabric was, again, Harris Tweed, with a very softly twisted singles wool as the lighter accent thread. The web was fulled heavily.
Originally I'd intended to brush the cloth but decided after fulling that the accent thread had bloomed sufficiently that brushing wasn't necessary. In the end I think that was a good call because the accent thread did tend to pill and if it had been brushed, would likely have pilled even worse. In the end the reason I got rid of the jacket was because the accent thread had pilled and 'shed' enough that it was looking worn even though the Harris Tweed was still in great shape. :)
Since I rarely wear a commercially made winter coat more than 7 years, I figured I'd gotten good value out of it and it was time to retire it.