As the Scottish and English rugby players battle it out on the pitch for the Calcutta Cup this weekend our favourite rugby legend launches his very own tartan to support the fight against Motor Neurone Disease. The Doddie’5 Tartan kicks off!
Our association with the legend that is Doddie Weir is a long and personal one stretching far back beyond us making the tartan suits he is so famous for. The idea of a “Doddie tartan” has been one mooted for several years and our in-house designer Emily was delighted when Doddie finally said “Let’s do it” and the serious business of colour and sett design could begin.
Good things always come out of bad situations and the Doddie’5 Tartan has been designed to support the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, raising funds to aid research into Motor Neurone Disease. The blue and white within the tartan are to represent the colours of Scotland, Doddie’s Home Nation. The black and yellow within the tartan represent Melrose RFC, the first amateur senior team that Doddie played for, and the black and white for the Newcastle Falcons. Tartans traditionally have 5 colours but Doddie is a man of his own mind and 4 tartans it was to be. We love the resulting combinations of colour and I am sure you will agree they are a great representation of Doddie’s positive attitude and optimism as our favourite rugby hero makes his mark in the world of tartan design and raises much needed funds to find a cure for MND.
Describing himself as a “kid with a new toy” when he tried on his new tartan suit this week Doddie can’t wait to wear it at Murrayfield this weekend. Let’s just hope it brings Scotland luck and the home nation bring home the Calcutta Cup!
There is only one man who will wear a suit in the Doddie’5 tartan but supporters can buy Ties and Tammie Hats from 23rd February here online or in our Edinburgh store at 10 Queensferry Street in Edinburgh’s west end from Friday 23rd February.