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The goods were subsequently advertised as Tweed and the name has remained since. Traditionally used for upper-class country clothing like shooting jackets , tweed became popular among the Edwardian middle classes who associated it with the leisurely pursuits of the elite. During the s and s, it was not uncommon for members of long-established British and American land-owning families to wear high quality heirloom tweed inherited from their grandparents, some of which pre-dated the Second World War.
In modern times, cyclists may wear tweed when they ride vintage bicycles on a Tweed Run. Some vintage Danemann upright pianos have a tweed cloth backing to protect the internal mechanism.
Occasionally, Scottish bagpipes were covered in tweed as an alternative to tartan wool. The term "tweed" is used to describe coverings on instrument cables and vintage or retro guitar amplifiers , such as the Fender tweed and Fender Tweed Deluxe.
Tweed was worn by many fictional characters from the Victorian and Edwardian periods, including the detective Sherlock Holmes. Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett both wore keeper's tweed deerstalkers and Inverness capes , but more recent portrayals of Sherlock have abandoned the hat.
Although Robert Downey Jr. Due to the popularity of Benedict Cumberbatch 's portrayal of Sherlock , the tweed overcoat entered high fashion in the s. Additionally, windowpane tweed suits are frequently worn by actors portraying members of the English upper classes, such as Hugh Fraser in Agatha Christie's Poirot , Peter Davison as Campion , or the male cast of Downton Abbey.
Prince of Wales check, frequently used to make overcoats and sportcoats in the s. Example of the herringbone pattern, a popular choice for suits and outerwear. Houndstooth , the basis of the keeper's tweed popular among the upper classes from the s until the s. A deerstalker hat made of district or gamekeeper 's tweed contrasting mustard, green and brown checks. Frederick III with his young son Wilhelm wearing highland dress including tweed kilt jacket.
Tweed Fender guitar amplifier actually cotton twill and not tweed. Both of the players are wearing the traditional tweeds. Fiona Anderson, 'Tweed', London: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Logo of the Harris Tweed authority. Grey Donegal Tweed sportcoat. Windowpane tweed popular in the late 19th century and again in the s.
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