Friday, 7 October 2011
Tweed Runs go American - and corporate
Tweed Runs are launched in New York City. And they appear to be sponsored by Ralph Lauren.
Being a big stodgy, Lord Bassington-Bassington is a bit unsure what to make of this. Is this a good thing, or not?
On the one hand, it is good that Tweed Runs spread out like the splendid idea that they are. It is also good that the joys of tweed are spread to people that would otherwise be in danger of wearing streetwear.
And it must be said that Ralph Lauren's Rugby collection, which is showcased at the Tweed Run, contains some glorious pieces of clothing.
Such as these tweed slippers. Perhaps His Lordship has finally found the slippers of his dreams?
On the other hand, it is a little sad that global fashion houses get in on the act, as Lord Bassington-Bassington does tend to agree with critiques of these companies' business practices.
Thanks to Mr. Kvant of Scania for the tip!