TOME ALL ABOUT TWEED TO DROP NEXT WEEK

by Christopher Blomquist

A new book Homespun – True Tales of Tweed by J. Joseph Pastrana and published by independent literary house Thane & Prose is set to hit stores on January 14, 2022.

The non-fiction book takes a deep dive into the rich history of tweed while exploring contemporary use of the fabric in fashion, costumes for film, television and stage, as well as interior design. It takes readers along centuries of pivotal moments with stories of royalty and historic figures from Chanel to Alexander McQueen, along with first-person accounts from designers such as Alan Flusser and Joseph Abboud, creatives from iconic menswear labels Paul Stuart and Ralph Lauren, innovators Dashing Tweeds and Peter Sandel, Patrick Grant of legendary Savile Row tailor Norton & Sons, luxury sources Linton Tweeds and Magee1866, and more – all of whom built an unforgettable legacy of tweed and continue to shape its future.

 The hardcover book, which designer John Bartlett calls “a very engaging and historical must-read for those who are interested in the history of modern fashion and how one fabric has withstood the test of time” is currently available to preorder for $27.99 at Thane&Prose.com. It will also be sold on Amazon.

One Reply to “TOME ALL ABOUT TWEED TO DROP NEXT WEEK”

  1. And full disclosure. … I read it in advance and have these (non-commercial) comments saying this about it:
    “Homespun” is a meticulously researched and brilliantly woven account about a time-honored textile. (And I honestly thought the book would be so, so boring.)
    Official statement: “The book delves deep into both the fabric’s rich history and the fascinating and often touching personal stories of those who create, employ or proudly wear tweed today” – Christopher Blomquist, Adjunct Professor of Fashion Journalism at Parsons School of Design, The New School.
    Unofficial one: It’s surprisingly terrific. Because any book about a(ny) fabric I always suspected would bore me.

    But this one is different,

    Please please buy and read.

    It’s really, really good!

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