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Harris Tweed was Cold War ‘uniform’ for CIA

Tony Mendez, pictured wearing a Harris Tweed jacket. Picture: Richard Ballard

Tony Mendez, pictured wearing a Harris Tweed jacket. Picture: Richard Ballard

  • by ALISTAIR MUNRO
 

WHILE British secret agents of the 1970s were portrayed on TV in tight blue jeans, shirts with huge collars, ludicrous wide ties and brown cardigans – a la The Professionals – their real-life equivalents on the other side of the Atlantic opted for … Harris Tweed.

 

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