Mr. Tweed Country Style Blog
Do Not Rise and Shine
High quality clothing and footwear reward their masters by aging with charm. Do not fear some patina, or even lots of patina for that matter. The patina adds to your personality, and gives you a relaxed air of experience.
In England, no one would show up at a shooting party in brand new shooting clothes, at least not until they have climbed a couple of steep hills and tumbled all the way down. They would rather be accidently shot than taken for nouveau riche beginners.
This principal can, perhaps with some slight modification, be applied to country style in general. Dry cleaning is expensive and aggressive to natural fibres. Airing and brushing will in most cases be enough – your tweeds do not have to shine, you know.
The only things that must be polished in your country ensemble are your shoes. Truly the mark of a gentleman’s character, as there is no excuse for not giving them a quick brushing before putting them on, and some waxy love an occasional evening!