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Posted by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 9:01 AM
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Tweed Day

When : Always April 3rd

Tweed Day celebrates one of two things. Either it celebrates the warm, fashionable woolen clothing that originated in Scotland. Seemingly always in fashion, Tweed keeps you warm and looks good, too. It should come as no surprise to learn that tweed is more popular in the north, and not often worn in the south.

Or,...it celebrates the birthday of a corrupt , New York City politician.

William Magear "Boss" Tweed, who was born on April 3, 1823. Boss Tweed was a politician from NYC. He was a U.S. Senator, and a NY State Senator. His claim to fame was being convicted of graft and corruption, for stealing millions of dollars from NYC. Our problem with this theory is why a special day for a convicted crook!?

We 'd like to believe that Tweed Day celebrates Tweed suits. Conversely, do we really want to celebrate the birth date of a crook??? We'll let you make the call.

Definition of Tweed: Originating in Scotland, tweed is a thick woolen , twill styled material. Tweed jackets, suits and slacks are popular.  

Wearing something tweed from your wardrobe is an absolute must today. But better still, buy a new tweed outfit and wear it today.

Do you own any tweed clothing?


by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 9:01 AM
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atlmom2
by Susie on Apr. 3, 2013 at 9:09 AM
No
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Barabell
by Barbara on Apr. 3, 2013 at 9:54 AM

nope

Hannahluvsdogs
by Silver Member on Apr. 3, 2013 at 10:31 AM

Nope

luckysevenwow
by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 11:18 AM
None that I can think of
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MrsBLB
by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 12:04 PM

No

wakymom
by Gold Member on Apr. 3, 2013 at 12:41 PM

I have an old wool skirt of my mom's that might be tweed, but I'm not sure. . . 











drfink
by Emily on Apr. 3, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Yes a really cool boxy cut black and white jacket...can you tell I love it ...LOL...

shorty13417
by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 3:27 PM

nope

diaperstodating
by Queen25Princes on Apr. 3, 2013 at 3:41 PM
No
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mumsy2three
by Shauna on Apr. 3, 2013 at 5:53 PM

Nope.

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