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Dashing Tweeds

  • Club Stripes

    2nd July, 2014

    Since the nineteenth century when the term blazer was coined for the bright attire of a Cambridge boat club, blazers have become the staple attire of summer. Most often tailored in a stripey woven wool, blazers have weathered fashions and transcended sports to bring a uniform of joy to the summer season.
    We are continuing this very British tradition and of course giving it a modern spin. Our Shimmering Club Stripe is a beautiful balance of ecru and steel with high lights of burgundy and acid yellow, the shimmer is created by weaving Lurex in the weft. Lurex, a man made yarn invented in the 1940’s has long been associated with a slinky glamour, it came to the fore in menswear in the psychedelic era of the late 1960’s and ‘70s when an exciting colourful vision of the future was held. We are using it combined with fine Merino to create an entirely new fabric with a life of is own, enhancing the sporting qualities and bringing a luster as fresh as dew.


  • Mayfair Store New Look

    25th June, 2014

    After months of design work and planning we now have a shop which is worthy of housing Dashing Tweeds. The design by up coming architect Alexander Hills is a brilliantly original modular concept executed in fine quality welded stainless steel. We always focus on the future and whilst being mindful of the best of the past we have no constraints of nostalgia. Our philosophy is immediately obvious as you enter our new Mayfair store from which you can buy cloth and our new range of ready to wear. We are open Monday to Friday 10am-6pm and from the 12th July we will be open on Saturdays from 11am-5pm. Do drop by 26 Sackville Street W1S 3HE and take a look.


  • Ana's Hat

    5th June, 2014

     

    We are most impressed by the creations of Spanish milliner Ana Lamata. As you can see she has made a whole variety of artful and artistic head pieces from turbans to pill boxes. Do look at her website as these handmade masterpieces are for sale and she is always up to something new!

     

     


  • Decorex Dashing Delights

    29th May, 2014

     

    We were very pleased when the delightful Allie Little dropped into our shop to explore the world of Dashing Tweeds.

    Do take a look at the interview here, and come and see us in the new shop if you have a need for tweed.


  • Tweed Run 2014

    20th May, 2014

     

    A glorious hot sun came out to greet us for the London Tweed Run this year. Many hundreds of dapper tweed clad cyclists posed in Somerset house for the group photo before meandering through the streets of town to an almost continous cheer of bemused onlookers and the odd jeering from frustrated cabbies. The stewards where smartly attired in Dashing Yellow Raver sashes and Ted our leader (below)  smartly sporting a red version.

     

    Alex my younger brother sporting our cycle cap flanked by Ted on the left and Holly and I matching in McDougall checks.

     

     

    Alex bravely riding Petor's tall bike and Holly looking splendid in her dashing creations. Needless to say the day was excellently organised and a most jolly time was had by all.

     


  • New Summer Ready to Wear Collection

    1st May, 2014

    We have now fashioned our exuberant summer stripe cloth collection into something fabulous for your wardrobe. A considered offering for the balmy months to come. British sporting endeavours are the focus, so whether you are off to improve your stoke rate for the coming regatta or straddling a young filly at the local gymkhana we have an outfit for you.

     

    Our two club blazers one in pure merino and one woven with wool and Lurex will have your Leander Club friends tickled pink, they elegantly belong in a class of their own.

     

    Our jockey jacket evokes a sense of  speed in a most modern looking way. Reflective tapes on the jacket emphasise one's toned torso and the silk lining gives ultimate comfort.

     

    Summer is a time to tan those limbs however, bulging biceps are so passé, a fine fettled calf is now the vogue and nothing frames the leg like a perfectly cut pair of shorts. Luckily for you we have several pairs of superb shorts in cotton seersuckers, cotton jacquard and Fresco wool.

     

    Since the invention of the cricket jumper, claimed by a Savile Row tailor a toss away from our shop, cotton knitwear has been staple wear for warmer times. We have teamed up with a fabulous knit designer and a knitter in the English Riviera to produce exquisite pullovers, tank tops and cardigans. Do drop into the shop to see them.

     

    Finally, without a sight of stripey seersucker a sunny day is lacking. We have jackets and shorts in a cream and in a grey seersucker cotton, both livened up with a pin stripe of neon.


  • AW Collection Sale

    9th April, 2014

    Check our our full collection here.


  • New Summer Cloth Collection

    24th March, 2014

    As the sun comes out and sweet peas are ripe you know its time for summer stripes. No British summer is complete without stripes, from deck chairs to regattas and cricketing blazers to tennis chalk lines you cannot fault stripey togs. With this in mind our cloth collection explores the lines of summer in traditional and new ways.

     

    Seersucker has been a staple of summer wardrobes since colonial times. Some say this light weight puckered cotton cloth is named after the appearance of Hindustani rice pudding and sugar “kheer aur shakkar” if you fancy ordering some in Delhi. We bring you a very tasty seersucker with flashes of neon green and fluro yellow equally at home on the verges of Henley as on the verge of euphoria.

     

    As the arcadian fields of England are not complete without sheep so our collection is wanting without wool.  We have two exciting wool stripes for you both ideal for a sporting blazer, the Classic Club Stripe in pure light weight Merino and our more beguiling Shimmering Club Stripe. This combines the allure of lurex with the luxury of wool to create a fabric which clamours for the glamours of rock.

     

    A day at the races completes our summer collection. Here our stripes take inspiration from speeding jockeys, the racing tears apart the lines with jacquard woven cotton warps skipping beats along the course of our design.

     

    Our zeal of stripes are now ready for you to buy. Stow away your old strip; strike out in our stripes. Check out the full collection here.


  • Time Out

    4th March, 2014

    Time Out are on the case as naming us as their shop of the week. Our flagship store around the corner from Savile Row is causing quite a stir, as we showcase our vibrant new collections to the Mayfair posse.


  • 26 Sackville Street

    29th January, 2014

    Our new flagship store opened last week at 26 Sackville Street, London, W1 in the heart of London’s famous tailoring community centred on Savile Row. Our reflective urban tweeds and new season designs will continue to push the boundaries of visionary clothing for men within our new store.

    The focus of the new store is our ready to wear collection which aims to be the most inventive and highest quality in town. In a unique model we design all our own fabric for use in the collections. This enables unadulterated concepts to be delivered to the store and by using mills and manufacturing in Britain top quality can be assured.


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