Photo by Gabriela Silveira
There is a winding cobbled street in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town whose wares reflect the colours of the Scottish landscape.
Moss, lichen, bracken and thistle hued tweeds stroll out of the store each day ready to imbue their wearer with a touch of homespun tradition.
What's Their Style?
Nostalgic romance with hardy robustness.
Walker Slater may be Scottish but they embrace the Union.
Scottish tweeds abound, Harris of course which is woven on the islands of Harris, Uist, Lewis and Barra but they are joined by their Irish and English couturial cousins.
Jackets/Coats £225 to 365
Ciuture service Jackets/Coats £525- £850.
Who is their typical customer?
Anyone who likes to feel the presence of time and tradition woven into their clothes.
Two For The Gents
Caring for tweed
'When caring for tweed, less is more when it comes to dry cleaning. The best way to revive a tweed is by steaming with an iron. The steam does two things: kills bacteria and relaxes the yarn. (Tweed's worst enemy is the moth, and its larvae.) The moisture added back into the yarn helps the creases fall and the yarn stay soft. The harsh chemicals of dry cleaning can too often make the yarn brittle. Simply airing the garment near an open window can freshen the wool also.'
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*This is not a sponsored post, consider it a tweedy billet doux.