Tuesday, December 7

late to the party -robert noble

Robert Noble is a textile mill based in Peebles, the 'Borders' area of Scotland. The March Street mill (above) is long-standing but the Robert Noble name is actually an amalgam of two businesses (George Roberts and George Scott Noble of Hawick) bought by textile group Scottish Worsted and Woollens over 30 years ago. Further reading.

Long/short, this tweed mill has been operating for over 100 years. I went to high school in Peebles for a short time and never heard of it though; my loss. Guess was more interested in not getting beaten up for being a "yank". In Vermont I was seen as a Redcoat... you can't win. Streetview is pretty amazing though right... we would get lunch at this local chippy or rake through this great charity shop for old records or grandpa type clothes (and great ironmonger next door too). #desktopvacation There are some veggie friendly cafes, a great deli for cheese/olives etc, quite a cool wee town actually.

Tweed pr0n from Robert Noble below who provide fabric (lots of tweeds but twill too) to a few names you may know; Ben Silver, Brooks Bros., JCrew, and just saw in the Cambridge, MA shop this A.M. -to JPress (e.g. this 3 piece, 3/2 which looks much better in person).


Cyclo2000 said...

Interesting article. Peebles is a nice town, very peaceful. The Border's are home to several venerable mills and other important makers, such as Aero Leather in Galashiels (not a million miles from Peebles)and Reid and Taylor in Langholm
My article about Zephyr Shirtings and the Atlantic Mills here

Apothecary Fox said...

Nice scale.....don't forget the Moffat Toffee Shop and the Castle Warehouse!!! Haha...bean bags

Enzo AGC said...

We've got two Robert Noble tweeds in next fall's gant by Michael Bastian collection and they're by far my favorites of the range.

Had no idea you were a Vermonter. I'm Burlington born and raised until senior year of high school. You stil live there?

james at 10engines said...

@enzo beantown now.