Thursday, November 19

tweed x teflon = badass

Lesli at ArchivalClothing is beeyyyyond a font of knowledge... Hoggs of Fife; never heard of them until now (even though granny and gramps on Oma's side lived in Fife (that is eastern Scotland, north of Edinburgh, over the Firth of Forth) and I had tooled around there many times).

From the site; "Hoggs of Fife opened for business in 1888 making fine country footwear. Today, we offer the most authoritative range of country clothing and footwear, available from a single supplier, in Great Britain and Ireland. The company remains in founding family ownership and, throughout more than a century, has stayed true to its values of providing quality products that are fit for purpose and which represent great value for money. Ours is the only brand dedicated to the clothing and footwear needs of the agricultural community and country professionals at large."

Teflon coated tweed trousers. I think I reached the end of the rainbow on this one. £47. Hoggs' own brogues (around £100) and stockings below.


Lesli Larson said...

Hey. They even have a line of tweed items--jackets, vests and trousers-- for women! Brilliant stuff.

james at 10engines said...

equal tweed rights etc... thx J

Lesli Larson said...

Precisely! The Brits get it. For further evidence, check out historical images of Land Army Girl uniforms from WWII.

Oma said...

To: James Fox
am sure my father used to go to Hoggs and may even have got his tartan trews there /

Lesli Larson said...

Did you see the cords? Let me know if you want to collaborate on an order!