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Celebrating the Timeless Elegance of Tweed: National Tweed Day [Midweek Vibe]

Published 11 days ago • 1 min read

April 3 marks a special day in the calendar for fashion enthusiasts and history buffs alike — National Tweed Day.

While some might think this day commemorates the birth of William "Boss" Tweed, a controversial senator from the 1800s known for his infamous role in political corruption, the A-Team wants to believe the day has evolved to celebrate something more universally appreciated: the tweed fabric itself.

Originating from Scotland and Ireland, tweed was initially designed as a practical solution for the harsh, damp climates of the British Isles.

However, its appeal quickly spread beyond these borders, capturing the hearts of fashion lovers worldwide.

Perhaps one of the fabric's most celebrated attributes is its versatility and durability, especially when adorned with leather elbow patches.

This idea originated among drafters, designers, and architects who constantly dragged their forearms across their drafting boards.

Patches were added as the jackets' elbow regions wore out. As a result, this revelation prolonged the life of one's favorite garment.

Like so many other things in architecture that begin with a useful purpose and then become an appurtenance, elbow patches gradually became a fashion statement associated with prestige and intelligence.

Okay, we have to come clean. That's not completely true.

According to our research, university professors came up with the patch idea. Not drafters.

But they could have. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Our point is that this transformation is not just about the material itself but also reflects broader changes in society's appreciation for what was once considered purely utilitarian.

It is a testament to humanity's relentless pursuit of beauty and functionality intertwined in the fabric of our daily lives.

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American Institute of Building Design (AIBD)

The American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) is a professional association that promotes the highest standards of excellence in residential building design. AIBD offers a variety of resources to its members, including continuing education, networking opportunities, and marketing assistance. AIBD is a valuable resource for anyone interested in a career in residential building design. If you want to improve your skills, network with other professionals, and stay up-to-date on the latest trends, AIBD is the perfect organization for you.

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