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Posts by OlSarge

That is one good-looking jacket.  Yanno, sooner or later I'm just going to have to send and order to Mears . . .
Peak lapels and tweed definitely do not go together.  Tweed is casual, country wear (even when running around the city) and peak lapels are formal--at least more formal than notched lapels.  This is why you find them on double breasted coats (which are more formal than single breasted) and on evening wear.  Tuxedos should be either shawl or peaked lapels, cheap rentals and Hollywood ignoranti notwithstanding..
I do love a nice herringbone!
And here's a wonderful new tweed hacking jacket.  Very subtle.
Isn't that fun?  It's a German Tyrolean hat decoration.  I think it makes a rocking boutonniere on a shooting coat for autumn.
I thrifted one a bit like that a year or so ago.  Mine lacks the shoulder patch but for $40 who was going to sqawk?
As was I.
I can't imagine how a pair of tweed trousers would look bad with a corduroy jacket.  I really like corduroy as the most casual of sports jacket material.  It's about the only one I'd wear with jeans, for example, but I happily wear mine with moleskin so whytheheck not with tweed?
Good price on that Huddlesfield!  Unfortunately, there isn't a single day in the year when 23 oz. cloth would be wearable around here.  Perhaps if we relocate to Portland there might be a day or two . . .
As Mactire said, there is no substitute for getting properly measured.  I don't know where "the middle of Canada" is precisely, but you might consider finding out when one of the traveling tailoring companies has a stop within reasonable distance and go order a shirt.  For that cost you get a very good measuring which you can then send on to Mears and save the alteration costs.  My favorite is MyTailor.com though I am also experimenting with Ravi Tailor.  We will see how...
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