We’ve covered Nigel Cabourn‘s use of Harris Tweed pretty extensively here on The Croft and are always pleased when the AW season rolls around to see what he has up his well engineered sleeves next.

Harris Tweed has always been an important staple to the Nigel Cabourn collection, not only because of its deep historical roots but also because of the quality of the wool and his collections can be found sat in the very pleasant area between catwalk, street and huntin’shootin’fishin. Strong on heritage and detailing, heavily practical but still with a twist of style it’s a valuable addition to the tweed repertoire.

This season they have used 4000 metres of Harris Tweed across 9 styles for AW11

An exciting new addition to the collection this season is the application of Dry Wax to the Harris Tweed on the Lined Cameraman Jacket.  Apparently a first for Nigel Cabourn as well as Harris Tweed, the wax coating enables the tweed to be waterproof rather than just resistant.

Still on the HT tip, get yourselves over to the mighty fine 10engines blog to check out a nice piece and interview  by John Fox with Mark Hogarth of Harris Tweed Hebrides and the resultant but more compact article on Details.

Nice to see them hooked up.