Originally Posted by Jerome
Just wanted to ask if anyone still wears this sort of heavy thorn-proof etc. tweed that is so nicely unfit for any modern office, so impractical in modern society? Today it snowed/rained here (maybe had about 3-1Â°C, I'd say) and I wore only a shirt, a cashmere scarf and a heavy tweed jacket (+ trousers&shoes-gloves etc of course) and was quite comfortable when quickly hied myself to the bank and the local grocery store. It was some really ghastly weather today and I spent the rest of the day in deep solitary contemplation, reading and dedicating myself to my various studies, at home..
Share your tweed stories and adventures here if you'd be so kind!
What Ho! Sounds wonderful like an edition of The Chap.
Of course you natural layered outfit coped perfectly with the elements - just like our friend Mallory who conquered (?) Everest in similar clobber/kit purchased from a colonial outfitter of the day on the Strand.
The experts who have examined his clobber pronounced it perfect rather than all the synthetic modern crap that will not allow a chap's pores to breathe naturally.
Originally Posted by Michael Ay329
I asked my tailor to make me a single breasted plain vest. No lapels. In the past I've made about 3 other double breasted vests and liked them...but they always require extra fittings
So my tailor didn't listen and made me a DB vest. Since I'm tall with a long torso...its usually 7 buttons and make the vest top opening really high to ensure it looks good
Enough cloth was left over to make a 2nd vest...just as I wanted, SB with no lapels, so I now have 2 vests and 2 trousers on this suit. I put the 8 meters to good work
The DB vest is actually a Notch lapel.
Now about that new mortgage squire...
Originally Posted by vwdolly
I have to say that i sell vast amounts of Harris tweed jackets, twist tweeds & thornproof suits etc . So it is as popular as ever i would say
In Oz it used to be huge as well but now they bring nothing even in the thrift shops. I have bought Harris, Donegal and vintage Harris for nothing...a great pity but a sign of the de-Anglicizing of Aussie society. The WASP stuff no longer is what is was...
Originally Posted by I. Gentantithesis
Original 24 oz. Seafield's Glenurquhart Estate tweed (1840) woven by Johnstons of Elgin.
Number 2 on the left is awesome.