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post #4711 of 5669
Not sure about those tweeds.

Waist and blades are probably really generous, and the quarters are very closed. You'd be looking at about $100-$175 in tailoring. And no guarantees it will turn out well.

Is this jacket really worth getting just for the Harris Tweed badged fabric?

It might fit bigger guys well.
post #4712 of 5669
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Not sure about those tweeds.
Waist and blades are probably really generous, and the quarters are very closed. You'd be looking at about $100-$175 in tailoring. And no guarantees it will turn out well.
Is this jacket really worth getting just for the Harris Tweed badged fabric?

+1. I found them in NJ. The cut just wasn't worth it. I couldn't find any that were even close. Angle between the end of shoulder and bottom of armpit seemed to be a mess. My tailor would have to basically remake that. If it was just waist suppression or something I'd have bought all 3 patterns.
post #4713 of 5669
http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/index.php

Churchs brown suede laceups and loafers for $265

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post #4714 of 5669
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post

+1. I found them in NJ. The cut just wasn't worth it. I couldn't find any that were even close. Angle between the end of shoulder and bottom of armpit seemed to be a mess. My tailor would have to basically remake that. If it was just waist suppression or something I'd have bought all 3 patterns.
shoulder has padding in it. the tweed is quite substantial.

I'm thinking of having mine depadded in the shoulder, slimmed in the chest and waist and other nip tucks.
post #4715 of 5669
Going to do a blind buy from Herring shoes

Which of these Church lasts (73, 93, 100) looks most similar to the Crockett Draycott on the far right?

My foot needs a very wide toebox, especially in the small toe area. Draycott fits nicely, no blisters.

It looks to my eyes like the 93 last is the narrowest.

Width order goes: 100 > 73 > 93


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post #4716 of 5669
The huge welt on the 100 doesn't help things.
post #4717 of 5669
I think the 73 is very narrow too - although it does come in a G fitting if they have your size in stock.  I have the similar 173 last in a G, and although it was tight at first, as the (excellent) leather has moulded to my foot, it's become a favourite.  They are long, slender lasts and won't be that roomy.  But as long as you avoid one of the less flexible "polished" binder models and stick to regular calf or suede, I think you'll break them in and be happy with them.
 
One of the pluses about the 173 at least, is that with the wider fitting I wanted across the toes, I still had a snug fit around the heel, unlike some makers.  
 
Anyway, I'd say at, what, $300, it's well worth a punt: even if they really don't fit, they're very salable on eBay at that price to get your money back, or better.
post #4718 of 5669
You ever seen the back of a twenty dollar bill...on tweed?!
post #4719 of 5669
In case anyone is looking in the Boston area...
Walmart in Framingham has the $75 tweed jackets people have been looking for.

They had the lighter brown (oatmeal?) pattern, the gray herringbone as well as the gray "Dalmore" pattern which is pretty nice in person. A pretty good run of sizes including some smalls and longs.

I picked one up, but upon getting it home in front of a mirror the cut is just bizarre. probably going back unless my tailor can work a miracle.

oh, and a caveat to whomever may visit this location:
my son and I had to dodge a janitor cleaning human shit off the floor on our way out. (i'm serious)
post #4720 of 5669
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Originally Posted by zazaza View Post

In case anyone is looking in the Boston area...
Walmart in Framingham has the $75 tweed jackets people have been looking for.
They had the lighter brown (oatmeal?) pattern, the gray herringbone as well as the gray "Dalmore" pattern which is pretty nice in person. A pretty good run of sizes including some smalls and longs.
I picked one up, but upon getting it home in front of a mirror the cut is just bizarre. probably going back unless my tailor can work a miracle.
oh, and a caveat to whomever may visit this location:
my son and I had to dodge a janitor cleaning human shit off the floor on our way out. (i'm serious)

Isnt this standard at 99% of Wal-marts??
post #4721 of 5669
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Originally Posted by zazaza View Post

In case anyone is looking in the Boston area...
Walmart in Framingham has the $75 tweed jackets people have been looking for.

They had the lighter brown (oatmeal?) pattern, the gray herringbone as well as the gray "Dalmore" pattern which is pretty nice in person. A pretty good run of sizes including some smalls and longs.

I picked one up, but upon getting it home in front of a mirror the cut is just bizarre. probably going back unless my tailor can work a miracle.

oh, and a caveat to whomever may visit this location:
my son and I had to dodge a janitor cleaning human shit off the floor on our way out. (i'm serious)

How did you know it was human?
post #4722 of 5669
Ede & Ravenscroft sale on now.
post #4723 of 5669
Quote:
Originally Posted by zazaza View Post

In case anyone is looking in the Boston area...
Walmart in Framingham has the $75 tweed jackets people have been looking for.
They had the lighter brown (oatmeal?) pattern, the gray herringbone as well as the gray "Dalmore" pattern which is pretty nice in person. A pretty good run of sizes including some smalls and longs.
I picked one up, but upon getting it home in front of a mirror the cut is just bizarre. probably going back unless my tailor can work a miracle.
Which one did you get?

I got the lighter brown one, and dropped it off at my tailor tonight. let's hope he can work a miracle.

this is what i'm having done:

1) essentially de-pad the shoulders (done with me there tonight)

2) narrow the chest and waist

3) open the quarters

with that done, it should look quite nice. for less than $200 in alterations and SC cost, it's still a great deal. will wear this coat when I'm in Scotland in 2013.
post #4724 of 5669
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Originally Posted by Allez Allez View Post

Ede & Ravenscroft sale on now.
anything good there you recommend?
post #4725 of 5669
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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post

Which one did you get?
I got the lighter brown one, and dropped it off at my tailor tonight. let's hope he can work a miracle.
this is what i'm having done:
1) essentially de-pad the shoulders (done with me there tonight)
2) narrow the chest and waist
3) open the quarters
with that done, it should look quite nice. for less than $200 in alterations and SC cost, it's still a great deal. will wear this coat when I'm in Scotland in 2013.

Looking forward to seeing the result. Flicks?

Was it half canvas or fused?
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