Tweed- a word that might’ve appeared in the urban dictionary of the 1800’s

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The term “Tweed” was coined quite accidentally in 1826 as the result of a misread label on a shipment of woven wool “Tweels” – the Scots dialect word for twill – from weaver William Watson & Sons of Commercial Road, Hawick, to a London cloth merchant. The word “Tweel” had perhaps not been written clearly on the label but to the merchant “Tweed” made complete sense as these fabrics were chiefly used in those days by gentlemen for shooting and fishing, with the nearby river Tweed being a fashionable destination for such pursuits.
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YAY for me, it’s my birthday!

Well, my half birthday with Kevin’s, that is! I have soooo enjoyed working at Kevin’s for the past 6 months. And as I was talking with Kevin and Kathleen about how much I have learned about their business since I started with them, it occurred to me that this is something to BLOG about!

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Dressed to Kilt at New York Fashion Week

We got to be a part of it- New York, New York Fashion Week!

Kevin’s was invited to participate in the New York Fashion Week’s ”Dressed to Kilt” Fashion Show benefitting the Navy SEAL Foundation this past weekend. This event was held at the High Line Hotel. A portion of architect Charles Haight’s mid-1800‘s masterpiece and Federal Historic Landmark, the General Theological Seminary in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, have been converted into The High Line Hotel. The majestic grounds and awe-inspiring cathedral are a piece of New York City history (‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” was penned here) whose likes will not be seen again. The venue alone was a thrill. The bright lights, big city, Scottish Whiskey and oh, those kilts!
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40 Years Combined Fishing Expertise at Kevin’s

Are you new to fishing or do you consider yourself a professional? Are you a Tallahassee native, live nearby or pass through enroute to the beach? If so, than you’ve probably stopped at Kevin’s Guns and Sporting Goods in Tallahassee to pick up your favorite lures and flies from the fishing department.

Lin Hudson and Miles Glass have 40 years of combined experience and expertise at Kevin’s of Tallahassee. Both Lin and Miles grew up on the coast where fishing was second nature. These guys cannot only tell you what’s biting what, but can tell you a fishing story or two! From local knowledge, great fishing spots, to the perfect rod, these gentlemen can help you with all of your fishing needs.
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Kevin’s Partnership with THOM

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Kevin’s was thrilled to be a partner for this Spring’s THOM. We admire how Thomasville Center for the Arts captures, expresses and promotes the abundance of creative thinking in our community. Take a look at the entire publication! Enjoy! bit.ly/1cP1Sqs

Kevin’s Hammered Metalware Collection

Hammered-Metalware-CollectionThe Kevin’s Hammered Metalware Collection.
Perfect serving pieces for a low country boil, oyster roast or a backyard BBQ!
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Kevin’s Number 1 Fan

There would not be Kevin’s Catalog were it not for Kevin’s mother, who has been Kevin’s number one fan and supporter since its inception. Betty Kelly, who is famous in Tallahassee not only because she is a remarkable lady, but also because she is Kevin’s mother and famous at Kevin’s in Tallahassee. Last summer Betty was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at age 92 and stepped down from her duties at Kevin’s, but she can still be seen regularly visiting with our employees and customers. This past Saturday, Ms Betty and many other incredible WWII Veterans traveled to Washington thanks to Honor Flight Tallahassee and many incredible volunteers! They departed at 5AM, had a full day in DC, and returned at 10PM! Ms. Betty saw the WWII memorial for the first time this past Saturday. Ms. Betty we are thankful for YOU, your service and all that you have done for Kevin’s!!

Ms. Betty

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