Special tweed launches for Yorkshire Show

Yorkshire Agricultural Society has unveiled its new limited edition tweed jacket to coincide with tickets going on sale for July's Great Yorkshire Show.

Tuesday, 1st March 2016, 3:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 1st March 2016, 4:36 pm

The jacket, along with a matching scarf, incorporates the Society’s colours of green and gold and the exclusive design is aptly called the Great Yorkshire Tweed.

The limited edition jackets – only 300 have been commissioned – will be on show and available to buy at England’s premier agricultural event which runs from Tuesday July 12 – Thursday 14. The show is organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society.

Although the jackets can be ordered, they will not be available until June but Show Director Charles Mills provided a sneak preview, wearing the first of the 300. They are expected to be a huge hit, particularly given the quirky details which include Yorkshire Born and Bred woven under the collar, the county’s iconic white rose featuring in the jacket label and also on a lapel pin.

Stepping out in style Charles said: “What could be finer than having our own tweed, though of course you don’t have to be born and bred in Yorkshire to wear it.

“And it will feature on the catwalk at the Great Yorkshire Show though I definitely won’t be doing the modelling.”

Although Charles has been involved in the event for many years, it will be his first as Show Director.

The idea came from discussions with Keighley-based tailors Brook Taverner. Their elegant and high quality men’s clothing has been an integral part of the popular Great Yorkshire fashion shows for many years, and the company also supports the event as a sponsor. The cloth has been woven by Abraham Moon of Guiseley, West Yorkshire.