16.03.2011, Author: highlander
The tweed jacket is a classic style for both men and women. This versatile garment can be worn with casual or dress ensembles, depending upon how it’s paired with other pieces.
For a lasting and practical addition to one’s wardrobe, a tweed jacket can be a very smart choice. Selecting a quality piece in a timeless style will allow for many options in when or how one enjoys this classic look.
Favored heavily by those who enjoy a traditional style, a tweed jacket is often considered a wardrobe basic.
A highly adaptable piece such as a tweed jacket is an essential in putting together a polished and refined style.
The gentle pattern really makes this a neutral piece in fashion terms, meaning it can be worn in a wide variety of ways. Paired with jeans and a casual shirt, the polished sophistication of tweed can lend an classy appeal to weekend wear. Czytaj całość »
3.02.2011, Author: highlander
Looking for a new blanket? Maybe you want one for a bedspread. Or a blanket to bundle up in when it’s chilly outside. Whatever your reason for wanting a blanket, the question that could come to mind is whether to buy wool blankets or cotton blankets.
Why Choose Wool?
Wool is lightweight and comfortable. It offers a better form of insulation and is made up of many layers, so it can keep you warmer.
Wool also retains it shape and you can throw it in the washer or dryer without worrying that it will lose its shape. It doesn’t wear out and will stay fluffy and plump so you can use it again and again. Unlike fillings, it won’t clump or move around. Czytaj całość »
12.11.2010, Author: highlander
Harris Tweed is a luxurious staple that will always be in style. Islanders who live in the outer Hebrides of Scotland and use local wool to weave the cloth weave the fabric by hand. The original, traditional Harris Tweed was characterized by very subtle colors like deep red, purple brown and dark orange, accomplished with natural vegetable dyes.
Today, Harris Tweed is the only hand-woven textile that is sold in commercial quantities. Recent high profile manufacturers who have exported and used this beautiful cloth in a contemporary tweed collection include Nike, Alexander MacQueen, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren. The fabric is considered the “champagne of fabrics”. While most of the production of this textile is manufactured for use in the clothing industry, Harris Tweed also supplied most of the interior fabrics for Glasglow’s first five-star hotel, called Blythswood Square, an incredible feat. Czytaj całość »
21.09.2010, Author: highlander
Want to bring your loved ones something special from Scotland? Here are some suggestions of what you can buy.
T-shirts are always unique gift – if you don’t know the specific tastes of the person you’re buying the souvenir for, it might be the best choice, along with things like baseball caps.
Sporrans are small satchels carried in front of the kilt. The high quality ones can be a nice remind of the beautiful culture.
Kilts – the most traditional Scottish wear adorned with the famous tartan pattern is one of the most obvious gifts from the beautiful country.
Kilts come in many colours and lengths, also prices vary from a couple of dozens to even a couple of thousands of pounds. Here, an example of a nice, classic kilt and an option for ladies.
Small gadgets like mugs, funny egg cups or a Lone Piper figurine are always nice and do not cost much. There is a wide variety of these kind of small gifts available and they are always fun to have. Czytaj całość »