I have this old Harris Tweed, three-quarter length coat that I’ve probably had for a decade. My brother bought it nearly twenty years ago off of a street vendor in New York City (I’m reminded of Rent). It always fit me better than him, and I eventually secured complete control of the thing. Here’s a photo of me wearing it from (holy Flying Spaghetti Monster, has it been that long?) nearly six years ago (that’s Boris, obviously, and Lee took the photo):
That same year, I got it relined by a somebody who reads this site. In exchange, I set up a blog for the tailor. It’s a really cool coat. Its label reads that it was “completely produced in the Outer Hebrides from pure Scottish wool”:
However, the thing is coming apart at the seams, and it’s time that I retired it. I was thinking that the fabric itself probably still has some life left in it. It might be cool, for example, to have some kind of tweed man bag made (maybe like this one, courtesy of Todd?).
In case it’s not obvious, I’d have some professional or skilled amateur actually do the work. I am utterly talentless in the fabric arts. Well, I can sew on a button, but that’s about it.
What do you think? What else could my coat become?