Cloth made on the looms of
Reid & Taylor
in Dumfries and Galloway has been selected by President George W Bush to
be made into suits for "next season." According to the promotional
literature from the company, their exclusive, soft cloth allows customers
to "wrap themselves in a perfect frame of mind". The 163-year-old Langholm
company says that "The president will probably feel so good about himself
he'll be very relaxed." Not that the conservative president selected the
most expensive cloth - just a plain, navy blue wool at a mere £65 a metre.
When the president was told that the cloth he had selected was woven in
Scotland he is reported to have said "even better."