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post #1186 of 2075
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\I kid, of course. That's what a drug trip shoulder looks like.
post #1187 of 2075
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Canta there are nice roped shoulders and there are silly sciamat roped shoulder which deserve derision.
This is one of the former. I'm starting to think you might actually not know what a roped shoulder is, or looks like.

Quite familiar with the concept which is how I can correctly identify the Modern English Tailor (TM)'s version as an example of what is wrong with much of custom clothing nowadays.

If you're doing something in order to make it more 'bespoke,' 'unique' or 'individual' you are on the wrong path.

I don't wear a roped shoulder but I appreciate its use and pedigree. This is taking the piss.
post #1188 of 2075
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Originally Posted by sinfjotli View Post

I have a question for all the tweed enthusiasts: I am looking to have my first tweed SC made, and I am trying to decide between the following herringbone harris tweed fabrics:
Olive

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My odd trousers are brown (mostly lighter), tan/khaki and gray. I am intending this as an outerwear piece for fall/spring. The gray and light brown seem to be a classic, although given my trousers, maybe the olive would work with all of them (and jeans).
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Late reply, but I'd go with the olive. I have similar jackets in olive, charcoal and tan and the olive one is my favorite. As you say, one of its advantage is that it goes equally well w/ tan or gray pants.

Edit: here's a pic of it I've posted elsewhere:
post #1189 of 2075

^ Awesome.

post #1190 of 2075
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post


Quite familiar with the concept which is how I can correctly identify the Modern English Tailor (TM)'s version as an example of what is wrong with much of custom clothing nowadays.
If you're doing something in order to make it more 'bespoke,' 'unique' or 'individual' you are on the wrong path.
I don't wear a roped shoulder but I appreciate its use and pedigree. This is taking the piss.

+100

post #1191 of 2075
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post


Late reply, but I'd go with the olive. I have similar jackets in olive, charcoal and tan and the olive one is my favorite. As you say, one of its advantage is that it goes equally well w/ tan or gray pants.
Edit: here's a pic of it I've posted elsewhere:
 
Satisfactory, sir, most satisfactory.
post #1192 of 2075

Having a New Years clean out... harris tweed no> 471515

 

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2nd is a UK40R, double vent, 3 button barley corn SC, harris, no> 137769

 

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post #1193 of 2075
I hang out over in the thrifting forum. I'm a huge fan of tweed so I pop in here occasionally to see what's up. I thought I'd post a recent thrift store find. It's in my size so I'm keeping.

My internet research indicates that the dark blue label may date from the 1950s. It's a lovely 3-roll-2 piece in what I believe could be called barleycorn and I'm looking forward to wearing it. I just need to lengthen the sleeves a bit.



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post #1194 of 2075

Well thrifted, that man!

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I'm hoping for a little help dating these pieces (two different pattern of tweed, same HT label and tailor label).

 

My research suggests pre-World War II. Can anyone help with verifying (or disproving) that?

 

 

 

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post #1196 of 2075
If that is a synthetic lining, no way is it pre-ww2.
post #1197 of 2075
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

If that is a synthetic lining, no way is it pre-ww2.

 

 Thanks for that... Duh! I forgot about the whole synthetics being invented during WWII thing... I dug a little deeper: I hadn't noticed the "union made" label inside one of the pockets. It appears to have a date of 1949 (both do). Still a cool thrift store find!

 

The Harris Tweed label must not have changed much from the 30s into the late 40s, as it appears the same as the 30s label on the Vintage Fashion Guild label guide.

 

 Next up, I'm going to research the local tailor's label that is on the coats.

post #1198 of 2075

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Headphonhes in Harris Tweed from UrbanEars. Gatsby cap from Bates, and a vintage jacket from Schlasbergs before 1978,

 

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post #1199 of 2075

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An old (1940´s?) English tweed coat found at Old Spitalfields Market in London in November 2012.

 

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One button was missing, but I found a new/old at The Button Queen in central London

post #1200 of 2075

Magnificent!  And the muffler (scarf) just tops off the whole thing.

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