The realization took many months to perfect. Woven from steel threads, the engraved strap reveals great technical prowess. The Tweed motif had to be deeply and precisely stamped onto the strap to recall the richness of the fabric, while simultaneously retaining great suppleness to ensure maximal comfort on the wearer’s wrist. Mastering this technique allowed the braiding that highlights the contours of the Tweed strap. The same braiding marks the contours of Chanel jackets, their pockets and the bottom of their sleeves. The octagonal form of the deployant buckle is a reminder of the Place Vendôme and Première BOY collection.
Originally produced in Scotland, tweed is a sturdy fabric made from carded wool. In the eyes of Mademoiselle Chanel, this hand-woven woolen fabric which was originally produced in Scotland by the inhabitants of the Highlands, had every requisite quality. Being supple, fluffy and uncombed, the carded wool retained its irregularities, which gave it a more natural aspect. Mademoiselle Chanel preferred the wool not to be overly washed in order to conserve its suppleness. Keep that in mind next time you wash your tweed items.