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Quinn + Tonik Vol. 17: Tweed

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 17: Tweed

 

Tweed: The Ultimate for Adventure

With temperatures hovering around the zero mark and videos of water freezing mid-air when thrown from a cup are going viral, our sartorial advice naturally comes back to the fabric worn by cold weather adventurers the world over. Tweed. Tenzing was said to have worn it on Everest. Hunters and hikers swear by it in the cold North Atlantic. Some of our favorite literary stars Sherlock Holmes and Indiana Jones were penned in tweed. And the Gauls of Julius Caesar's time wore a woven wool ancestor when fighting against the Romans. So sit back for the second 2018 edition of Quinn + Tonik as we take you on a tweed-inspired tour. Then visit dq this week to make your own adventure-ready bespoke variety.

 

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read: virgil's aeneid

 

While The Iliad may be the original adventure book, Virgil takes what Homer began and creates the Roman's epic poem. Hero Aeneas navigates gods, foes, deception and love to become the literary founding father of Rome. 

 

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listen: dan carlin on the celts

 

If you're not familiar with Dan Carlin's Hardcore History series, you may want to familiarize yourself. His in-depth treatments of world-changing events and people are a fun way to learn about all the things you never paid attention to in class. Here, we see Julius Caeser take on Vercingetorix, the king of the Gauls, who later went on to populate the British Isles known as Celts.

 

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dq tweed: only the best

 

While not all of you require a 21-oz variety of bulletproof tweed, you do require a tweed woven by Lovat in Scotland. Lovat's home factory is but a stone's throw from the location where the word Tweed was coined from a weaver's misinterpretation of the word "Tweel"  (a twill weave) to mean Tweed like the river.

 

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dq's account of tweed

 

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newly arrived

Our newest arrival is a light herringbone tweed that is soft to the touch.

When paired with a dq scarf it is sure to take on the elements. Make an appointment today.

 

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battle tested

 

BOXED GLEN CHECK SCARF

$165

NAVY WOOL SCARF

$325

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time for a drink

 

All this reading got you thirsty? Or we may also say, need something to prep you for diving in to The Aeneid? We've got just the fuel for you..

 

SINGLE MALTS

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...and a celebration

 

Join us January 27th for our annual Burns Night extravaganza in NYC. Scotch sponsored by the legendary Nicolas Palazzi.
Dress Code: Highland or Dinner Attire
  

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dq shirt club

 

We stand behind every product that we make but there is one that we are especially proud of. Though a man may not wear a suit every day, a shirt is a necessity. And if you're going to don a clothing item every day of your life, you may as well invest in the best.
Don't spend your time deciding on your daily companion. Sign up today and leave the guesswork to us.
 

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