Nice Catch: The Harris Tweed Collegiate Football


For your autumn touch-football games, or your holiday shopping for the man who has everything (which may very well be you), consider a traditional football wrapped in Harris Tweed. If ever there was a way to reconcile clotheshorse and jock, this is it.

I spied it a couple of weeks ago at the opening for The Lodge‘s new retail store in New York’s East Village. The shop carries a stylish array of men’s accessories, with everything made in the US.

Priced at $175, the football is made by Leather Head, which bills itself “The Official Football Of Collegiate Tailgating.” Enough said. — CC

14 Comments on "Nice Catch: The Harris Tweed Collegiate Football"

  1. Christian,

    You have achieved what I believed to be the impossible: Never did I think that anyone could get me interested in anything related to football. Now, if you can find a tweed covered sax, you might even get me interested in jazz.

  2. My pleasure.

    Pretty sure I could find you a tweed-covered man playing a sax, if that’s close enough.

  3. In the interest of tweed + music, we should all remember the “Fender Tweed” line of amplifiers from the 1960’s that I’m pretty sure are still quite sought-after today!

  4. Thanks to Wiki:

    “The amplifiers are named for the cloth covering, which consists of varnished cotton twill, incorrectly called tweed because of its feel and appearance.”

  5. Southern Loafer | November 9, 2014 at 10:23 pm |

    That. Is. Outstanding.

  6. Great Football!

  7. @ Curmudgeon

    Wearing Ivy threads without digging modern jazz? That’s inconceivable.

  8. In England, at least.

  9. @Bags’ Groove

    Was that word ever in the Ivy lexicon?
    Infra dig in my book.

  10. @Curmudgeon

    Are you one of the people who holds that only residents of Schenectady are allowed to use synecdoche?

  11. Bags' Groove | November 11, 2014 at 1:03 pm |

    @ Curmudgeon

    Yeah man, it’s on page 47 of the Dig Ivy book, right alongside the cat blowin’ the herringbone sax!

  12. Bags' Groove | November 11, 2014 at 1:31 pm |

    @ Curmudgeon

    Oops, wrong page. It’s the next one, where Sinatra, resplendent in his Ivy threads, is reminding someone not to lay hand on them.

  13. “My God, its full of stars” – 2001: A Space Odyssey

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