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The "Lost" BBC Harris Tweed Documentary Episodes

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Ah, looks like these aren't new to anyone who watched them on iPlayer
 

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Thank you very much!
 

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Some SF member (from the Netherlands, I think?) long ago made this TV series and a few others available for download from his server. The links still work:

Savile Row E01 ("Love Thy Neighbour")
http://www.nedline.nl/cgi-bin/track/click.cgi?id=1

Savile Row E02 ("New Blood")
http://www.nedline.nl/cgi-bin/track/click.cgi?id=2

Savile Row E03 ("Foreign Affairs")
http://www.nedline.nl/cgi-bin/track/click.cgi?id=3


British Style Genius E01
http://www.nedline.nl/cgi-bin/track/click.cgi?id=5

British Style Genius E02
http://www.nedline.nl/cgi-bin/track/click.cgi?id=6

British Style Genius E03
http://www.nedline.nl/cgi-bin/track/click.cgi?id=7

British Style Genius E04
http://www.nedline.nl/cgi-bin/track/click.cgi?id=8

British Style Genius E05
http://www.nedline.nl/cgi-bin/track/click.cgi?id=9


Charles at 60
http://www.nedline.nl/cgi-bin/track/click.cgi?id=10


Ozwald Boateng: Why Style Matters
http://www.nedline.nl/cgi-bin/track/click.cgi?id=11


Tweed E01
http://www.nedline.nl/cgi-bin/track/click.cgi?id=12

Tweed E02
http://www.nedline.nl/cgi-bin/track/click.cgi?id=13

Tweed E03
http://www.nedline.nl/cgi-bin/track/click.cgi?id=14
 

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Originally Posted by Ivar
Some SF member (from the Netherlands, I think?) long ago made this TV series and a few others available for download from his server. The links still work

Nice! Thanks for these links.
 

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Anyone know what happened to Harrris Tweed in the year since the documentary was broadcast? Is the old Yorkshireman (Mr Herras?) still the owner of the one large mill? The topshop tweed collection must have been a big deal.
 

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I just watched the last episode. Is Brian Haggas the worst menswear entrepreneur of all time? He filled a warehouse with 75,000 boxy, wide-lapeled herringbone odd jackets, and expected them to sell during a time when tailored, narrow lapeled jackets are "in."
 

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Originally Posted by jrd617
I just watched the last episode. Is Brian Haggas the worst menswear entrepreneur of all time? He filled a warehouse with 75,000 boxy, wide-lapeled herringbone odd jackets, and expected them to sell during a time when tailored, narrow lapeled jackets are "in."

He's the best villain the producers could have hoped for. I mean, really--right down to insisting on the Haggar-esque cut of the jacket. I love it! Did anyone ever mention to the miserable bastard that there are 75,000 coats exactly like that in the Goodwill stores of each and every state of the union?

What an excellent program. When was the last time we've seen a piece of mass-market media that acknowledged the existence of boxy cuts in menswear, let alone making it a major narrative theme?
Kudos!
 

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Originally Posted by jrd617
I just watched the last episode. Is Brian Haggas the worst menswear entrepreneur of all time? He filled a warehouse with 75,000 boxy, wide-lapeled herringbone odd jackets, and expected them to sell during a time when tailored, narrow lapeled jackets are "in."
Yep. Looks like he is also sitting on dead stock without attempting to dump it. I suppose he has the money to do so, but man figure it out: YOUR designs aren't selling...scrap them and start selling the cloth to manufacturers.
 

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Originally Posted by Montauk
Did anyone ever mention to the miserable bastard that there are 75,000 coats exactly like that in the Goodwill stores of each and every state of the union?

Exactly. When they went looking for Harris Tweed in Harris, they could only find it in the charity shops... same place I find it in quantity. Don't get me wrong I love it and it has lasted a long time, but once you collected all "four" of his colors in his style... why do you need more?
 

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Originally Posted by Master Squirrel
Yep. Looks like he is also sitting on dead stock without attempting to dump it. I suppose he has the money to do so, but man figure it out: YOUR designs aren't selling...scrap them and start selling the cloth to manufacturers.
Or he could de-mothball the factory and take fabric orders during the tweed revival
 

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Originally Posted by jrd617
Or he could de-mothball the factory and take fabric orders during the tweed revival

Thing is, he doesn't want to. He's a selfish little prick who wants the Harris Tweed name all to himself. Selling fabric or yarn would mean that other people would be able to make stuff with it that doesn't fit with his image of boring jackets for old men. He still seems to be under the impression that it's just the economy, that people love him and his jackets and will come crawling to him becuase they just LOVE harris tweed, neverminding the fact that he killed off so much of what made harris tweed desirable.
 

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