OCTOBER TWEEDFEST 2010!1) Connemara tweed Irish walking hat Original post: http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...39&postcount=1 I have too many tweed hats, so this one needs a new home! It's a classic Irish Walking Hat, Made in Ireland by Millars of Connemara. It's lined in dark red with a fully stitched interior to give it shape; he crown of the hat is also fully stitched. This is NOT one of the common tweed "bucket hats" which have just "domes" of tweed! This is in excellent condition. It measures 22" along the circumference of the interior; I'm a 7 1/8, and this is either just right, or a tiny tad snug, depending on preference. Asking $30 > 27 > 25 or offer, shipped in CONUS. 2) Red tartan 3/2.5 sack! Canvassed Original post: http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...48&postcount=1 Maybe I should wait until the holiday season until I list this.... But I thought someone might like it earlier! This is a lovely little jacket with a very nice 3/2.5 roll; the lapels have clearly never been miss-pressed on this. It's half-lined in complementary red, and is fully and solidly canvassed. It also has a center vent. This is a very, very nicely made jacket in excellent condition. Asking just $37 > 35 > 33 > 31 NB: Please note that this is a traditionally-cut sack, and so fits as a c.40R. Measurements: Chest: 19 3/4 Sleeve: 24 1/2 (+2 5/8) Shoulder: 18 Length: 31 3) Leather-trimmed tweed jacket! This is terrific! It has leather elbow patches, leather trim on the pocket flaps, and leather trim on the edge of the pocket openings. It also has leather trim on the exterior breast pocket! It's also half-lined, has dual vents, and is half-canvassed. The only flaws that I can detect are some minor wear to the elbow patches--nothing major, or unsightly, and commensurate with its age--and the fact that at some point the two front buttons were replaced, and no longer match the cuff buttons. But this is an easy fix, especially as I'll include a complete set of replacement buttons, gratis. Asking $38 > 36 > 34 or offer. Measurements: Chest: 20 3/4 Sleeve: 24 1/4 (+2 1/4) Shoulder: 18 1/5 Length: 30
PLEASE NOTE: Additional jackets and vests have been added on 10/19!
Update 1: I've rearranged the order of the jackets so that those that are still available (nos. 1-6) appear first. Update 2: I have moved the leather-trimmed tweed from my earlier post here, to consolidate my listings, and have reduced the price to pay for the bump.Update 3: A Note on measuring: I use Harris' measuring guide for garments, which can be found here: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...asurement+suit A good guide to measuring yourself can be found here: http://www.atailoredsuit.com/your-me...ored-suit.html Please note that, unusually for tweeds, ALL of these jackets are canvassed. NB: Some of the jackets posted below have been moved here from other threads to consolidate. In each case I have dropped the price by at least 5%, and have included a link to the original thread to verify the drop. As always, all prices include shipping in CONUS, and International inquiries are welcome with shipping at cost. Also as always, LOWER OFFERS ARE VERY WELCOME! Please PM with interest and offers!
SOLD JACKETS:3) POSS. UNWORN Lovely flecked barleycorn Harris Tweed by Alexandre of Oxford Street, London (later of Savile Row) for The English Sports Shop of Bermuda. Canvassed. SOLD This is a lovely, serious tweed! heavier weight than the typical Harris tweed available now, this is a beautiful mid-brown barleycorn weave with the occasional flecks of orange and red woven throughout. (I took the close-up picture with a flash to try tobring this out--my pictures don't do this tweed justice at all!) It has the classic Harris leather buttons, and was made in Great Britain by Alexandre of Oxford Street, apparently just before their move to Savile Row. This jacket is fully lined, half-canvassed, and has a single vent. It's in beautiful condition, and is almost certainly unworn. Tagged a 44R, but please see Measurements: Chest: 22 1/4 Sleeve: 25 1/2 (+2 1/4) Shoulder: 18 1/4 Length: 30 4) POSS. UNWORN. 40S GORGEOUS Harris tweed, made by Alexandre of Oxford Street (prior to their move to Savile Row) for The English Sports Shop of Bermuda. Canvassed. SOLD This is another wonderful Harris Tweed jacket from Alexandre of Oxford Street (prior to their move to Savile Row), for The English Sports Shop of Bermuda. What could be a better tradly provenance? Plus, this is a classic brown herringbone Harris tweed with slant pockets; it's also half-canvassed (rare for a Harris), and features leather buttons. It also has the classic trad. two-button cuff, and is fully lined with a single vent. Moreover, I believe that this jacket is UNWORN; it still has the maker's information tag for the retailer basted into one of the front pockets. This is tagged a 40S, but please see measurements: Chest: 20 3/4 Sleeve: 24 1/4 (+2 1/2) Shoulder: 17 1/8 Length: 28 1/2 5) Made in Holland Charcoal herringbone Harris Tweed Canvassed. SOLD This is a terrific jacket! It's a classic dark charcoal herringbone with, despite being made in Holland, very English 1930s styling on its Duke of Windsor lapels. It's fully lined, has a single vent, and is half-canvassed, and very natural shoulders. It's in absolutely excellent condition. It's labeled by the Harris Tweed Association a "Light Weight" tweed, but this clearly pre-dates the modern Featherweights that Orvis popularizes, since this is a standard modern mid-weight Harris. In any case, this is a nice rare label--which is why it's taken so long to appear here! Tagged a 42R; but please see measurements--this seems closer to a 42S. Chest: 21 1/8 Sleeve: 24 (+2) Shoulder: 17 3/4 Length: 29 1/2 6) BEAUTIFUL cashmere jacket by Chester Barrie of Savile Row, London! Canvassed. SOLD Original post: http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...48&postcount=1 Built for Trimingham's of Bermuda, this beautiful jacket is perfectly cut, and made from 100% cashmere. It's fully canvassed, half-lined, has a single vent, and is in really beautiful condition. The only minor flaws are three pinpricks in the lining. This is a beautiful jacket Made in England by one of the better-known firms on Savile Row, and really is an absolute steal at this price! This is just $61 or offer. Tagged a 44 Long, but please see measurements: Chest: 21 7/8 Sleeve: 26 3/4 (+2 3/4) Length: 31 3/4 Shoulder: 18 1/2 7) POSS. UNWORN Made in England barleycorn Harris Tweed. Canvassed. Another lovely Harris Tweed, this time in a lovely subtle mid-to-light brown and slate blue barleycorn weave. This jacket was Made in England, and carries its heritage proudly with the classic English dual vents. It's also fully lined, has two button cuffs, and is half-canvassed. This jacket is possibly unworn; it's certainly in absolutely excellent condition. SOLD Measurements: Chest: 20 3/4 Sleeve: 24 1/2 (+2) Length: 31 Shoulder: 18 8) PLATONIC FORM OF THE TRAD. JACKET! A 3/2 dark brown herringbone Harris Tweed sack. Canvassed. SOLD This is GORGEOUS, and I'm very, very sorry that it doesn't fit me. It's a lovely deep, dark, brown Harris Tweed herringbone, with the occasional flecks of dark green, gorse yellow, and pumpkin orange woven throughout. It's a 3/2 sack with a beautiful lapel roll, and it's half-lined with a single vent. It also has lapped seams, and the classic old-school Harris Tweed label. There's a very small repair to a snag hole on the underside of one sleeve (which can't be seen at all when worn, and is very hard to find anyway), and a few stitches loose in the seam of the lining one one side (a two minute fix) but otherwise this Form of the Jacket is in absolutely excellent condition! I believe that this fits around a 41L, but please see the Measurements: Chest: 21 1/4 Sleeve: 26 1/2 (+2 1/4) Length: 32 Shoulder: 18 1/4 9) Blue Barleycorn Harris tweed for Wallach's, with patch pockets! Canvassed. SOLD This is a terrific jacket, with the ever-desirable patch pockets! Made for the trad (and now defunct) store Wallach's, this Harris is a lovely grey-ish blue barleycorn weave. It's half-lined, has a single vent, and features the classic Harris leather buttons. It's also half-canvassed. It does have a small snag hole on the back shoulder (shown), which would be an easy fix, especially since this is a barleycorn weave which takes darning well. However, given this, this jacket is priced rather low! Measurements: Chest: 21 1/2 Sleeve: 25 3/4 (+2 1/8) Shoulder: 18 1/4 Length: 32 12) Bespoke canvassed olive-y brown herringbone tweed with working cuffs! Canvassed. Original post: http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...48&postcount=1 This was made in New York by Bhambi's. It's fully lined, half-canvassed, and double-vented; it also has working two button cuffs. This is a lovely well-made jacket, and an absolute steal at this price! It's in excellent condition. Asking just SOLD Measurements: Chest: 21 Sleeve: 24 1/2 (+2 1/2) Shoulder: 17 3/4 Length: 30 1/4 14) Bergdorf Goodman brown herringbone tweed suit. Canvassed. SOLD In its day this was wonderful, and it still has a lot of appeal. The jacket is fully canvassed, has patch pockets, and a beautiful drape; it's half-lined and has a single vent. The trousers are flat front. This was a terrific suit! On the downside, the trousers are now only in Poor condition; they have several brown marks on them which appear to be food marks, and which might or might not come out with dry cleaning or (my preferred method for tweed) gentle handwashing in COLD water with a very, very small dab of Woolite added in. They also have a small hole starting at the end of the zipper, although this would be a fairly easy fix. Of course, that the trousers might not be of use doesn't undermine the fact that the jacket in a tweed suit could easily be used as an odd jacket--and this one would certainly be terrific for that! However, the jacket also has a small brown mark by the cuff on the back of one sleeve, and do is only in Good condition--again, this mark might or might not come off. Given these problems, I've priced the suit very low, really just as an odd jacket with a small and possible fixable flaw. You could also use this suit as it is for Hallowe'en, or to be the best-dressed dog-walker ever! Tagged a 42R, but please see measurements: Chest: 21 Sleeve: 25 (+2) Shoulder: 18 Length: 30 Inseam: 31 1/2 (+3 1/2) Waist (measured flat): 18 Coins showing marks: 15) Oxxford for Barney's of New York silk/linen jacket Canvassed. SOLD Original post: http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...48&postcount=1 This is another lovely jacket! Made by Oxxford for Barney's of New York this lovely tweedy jacket is a 55/45 silk/linen blend. (Termed "Highlander silk" by Oxxford.) This is half-lined in Oxxford's signature lining, and features a double vent. It's also fully canvassed. This jacket does have two flaws: there are a couple of stitches loose in the lining under one arm (an easy fix), and there's a small dark smudge near the end of one cuff. This will probably come out with dry-cleaning, but in any case I didn't spot it for some time, so it's not overly noticeable in person. But it is there, and hence this fully canvassed silk/linen Oxxford for Barney's is just Tagged a 44L, but please see the Measurements: Chest: 23 Sleeve: 26 1/2 (+3 1/4) Shoulder; 18 1/4 Length: 32 1/2 17) POSS. UNWORN Irish Tweed with patch pockets and windowpane overcheck! Canvassed SOLD This really is a beauty--but then, I'm partial to subtle windowpane tweeds! This is in superb condition (possibly unworn); it's half-canvassed, fully lined, and has a single vent. It also features lovely chestnut brown leather buttons and patch pockets. The tweed is lovely; a rich dark blue grey with a subtle rust overcheck. My pictures really don't do this justice at all! Measurements: Chest: 23 1/2 Sleeve: 27 3/4 (+2) Length: 32 1/4 Shoulder: 19 3/4 2) c. 40-42L Donegal tweed hacking jacket. Canvassed. SOLD Original post: http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...47&postcount=1 I've been debating whether or not to keep this for some time (which is why it didn't appear here earlier!), and so I'm typing this post quickly before I change my mind! This is a lovely tweed hacking jacket from the tradly store The House of Commons in Yardley, PA. I'm almost certain that the tweed is Donegal, although it's not marked as such; it's certainly the classic Donegal look and feel of a rougher tweed in black and white with many, many flecks of colour scattered throughout it. It's also fully canvassed, has slant front pockets and a functional ticket pocket, is half-lined, and features dual vents. It also has a functional throat latch! It is missing the middle front button (I can supply a very close match that's the same vintage), and the top button has some minor edge damage (unseen except on close examination), and one of the sleeve buttons is detached, but included. All the buttons are leather covered. Apart from these trivial issues, this jacket is in excellent condition. It was Union-made in the USA. This is tagged a 42L, and seems to fit as such (it's just a tad too big for me, a 40L), but, as always, please see... Measurements: Chest: 21 Sleeve: 26 (+2 1/14) Length: 32 1/2 Shoulder: 18 1/2 5) Brown herringbone Harris Tweed Canvassed Original post: http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...48&postcount=1 Another classic Fall jacket! Unusual for a Harris, this is half-canvassed--but then, it was made for the trad. store Somers and Hunt, in Flemington, NJ (just down the road from Princeton), so maybe it's not so surprising... This is half-lined, has a single vent, and features the classic Harris vertical striping, this time in subtle blues and light orange. (My pictures don't do this jacket justice at all!) This jacket needs a good press as it's rumpled from storage, and so I'd say it's only in Very Good condition--although the rumpling is the only issue it has, and this is a very easy (almost automatic) fix. But, given this, how about $20, for this half-canvassed Harris? Measurements: Chest: 21 1/4 Sleeve: 25 (+ 2 1/4) Shoulder: 18 3/4 Length: 29 3/4 4) Brooks Brothers Brooksgate tweed, with elbow patch options! Canvassed. This is an absolutely lovely tweed, which is why it's here, despite the need for elbow patches--which I'll include! This is an old-school Brooksgate tweed in a lovely light brown herringbone, very subtly shot through with dusty English tea rose pink and very light blue. I love this fabric, which is why I'd very much like this tweed to secure the love it needs. It's half-lined and half-canvassed, and has a single vent. It also has the classic tweed buttons. However, one elbow is worn through, and so it needs elbow patches. I have several NOS suede elbow patches, shown, and so just let me know which colour you'd like and I'll include them with the jacket. Your dry-cleaner tailor could fix these on for about $15 with no trouble. One of the front buttons is also off, but I have this, and will send it along to be reattached. Given that this is a lovely classic Brooks jacket, but requires attention, I'm SOLD, or offer, for the jacket and the NOS elbow patches of your choice, or offer. Measurements: Chest: 21 1/4 Sleeve: 26 (+2 1/2) Shoulder: 18 1/4 Length: 32 5) Lovely Classic USA-made Polo in brown herringbone tweed. Fully canvassed. SOLD This is lovely, and, being Union-made in the USA, dates from a time when Polo clothing was actually well worth what you'd pay for it! This is fully canvassed, fully lined, and has a single vent. It's in excellent condition, and is very Brideshead Revisited, but without the, er, "overtones"! Measurements: Chest: 21 Sleeve: 26 (+2) Length: 42 Shoulder: 18.5 5) Boss Tweed with matching vest. Canvassed? SOLD Yes, I heard the pleas of you 36's! This was Made in West Germany, and so dates from the time when Boss was almost worth what you'd pay for it! To be sure, Boss gets little love here, in large part because it's no longer made that well, in general, and because it certainly isn't worth what it's retailed for. But this jacket and matching vest are nowhere near retail here, and are decently made! This jacket is fully lined, is (Flusser preferred) ventless, and appears to be fully canvassed. The tweed is lovely; a very nice Donegal-style dark brown with lots of texture and flecking. The pockets on the vest are fully functional, as is the waist adjuster at its back. As with the Polo, above, you could wear the jacket and vest either together or separately. This is tagged a 36R, and appears to fit true to size; it's certainly far too small for me, a 39L! Measurements: Chest: 20 1/2 Sleeve: 22 1/2 (+2) Shoulder: 19 1/2 (from padding, rather than cut) Length: 29 1/2 NB: The lighter close-up was taken with a flash to capture the texture and flecking better. 3) Light brown herringbone Harris Tweed with elbow patches! Canvassed. SOLD Another lovely classic Made in the USA Harris tweed in light brown herringbone, complete with added suede brown elbow patches and a modified two-tone lining. This is a lovely jacket, and one that's in Very Good condition; the tweed itself is in excellent condition (what might appear to be a small brown mark on the lapel is in in fact part of the tweed, testifying to its hand-woven nature), but the elbow patches could have been applied with smaller stitches, and there's the start of a small fray under one arm inside the jacket in the lining (shown). It has the classic leather buttons, is half-lined, and has a single vent. This is a steal, since I'm Measurements: Chest: 21 1/4 Sleeve: 26 (+2) Length: 32 Shoulder: 18 3/4