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post #1216 of 2074
Looks great! I dig elbow patches on the right kind of coat and it seems well suited here.
post #1217 of 2074
Great jacket! Nice pattern!
post #1218 of 2074
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

I just picked up a Harris Tweed overcoat that I've had my eye on at a local shop all winter. I decided it's time to grow up from my raincoat that I wear all winter (though it is very warm with a nice thick lining) and get a proper overcoat. When I went into the store today to pick up some pants that were being altered today I found that the coats were just marked down so I decided to pull the trigger. It was a toss-up between a very soft camal hair or the tweed and I figured I'd get more use out of the tweed... plus, stains and dirt will not show up as much!

Once I can get some daylight again, I'll put up a picture. In the meantime, here's a photo from the store's Facebook page:



Carl Sterr

That is one fine mix you've put together there!

Bravo!

post #1219 of 2074
New shooting jacket from Adrian Barrows. This one was made with natural shoulders and more open fronts/quarters. Swelled edges and double-stitching around the lapels. Sorry for the poor images; borrowed these from Adrian's website as the lighting has been to poor here during winter for me to take good snaps of my own. Fabric is a mid-weight (14-15 oz) blue LL Shetland from a previous subscription, woven by Lovat Mill in the Scottish Boarders.


Edited by academe - 1/19/13 at 6:38am
post #1220 of 2074
Wonderful. I have the same tweed in a 1-button jacket, it nice and cosy.
post #1221 of 2074
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Looks great! I dig elbow patches on the right kind of coat and it seems well suited here.

Thanks. I thought the elbow patches and football buttons added to the 'country' charm of the fabric, even though in all other respects (silhouette, cut, structure) this was very much a sharp 'city' jacket.
post #1222 of 2074
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Originally Posted by RogerC View Post

Wonderful. I have the same tweed in a 1-button jacket, it nice and cosy.

Yes; definitely wears warmer than a similar weight cloth of different provenance, which is just fine given where I live in Scotland. First time I've made something with 3-flapped patch pockets; definitely suits this cloth IMHO. The natural shoulders and open fronts/quarters give this acket a much more casual air.
post #1223 of 2074

Lately I've been perusing the BBC production from the 70's of Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey.  What a style icon!  In Five Red Herrings he wears a three-piece tweed suit in large glen check plaid that is dark olive or dark brown over olive.  Smashing!  Does anyone know if such a suiting is available anywhere these days?  And preferably in 12-14 oz fabric.  Anything heavier is ridiculous in SoCal!

post #1224 of 2074
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Originally Posted by academe View Post

New shooting jacket from Adrian Barrows. This one was made with natural shoulders and more open fronts/quarters. Swelled edges and double-stitching around the lapels. Sorry for the poor images; borrowed these from Adrian's website as the lighting has been to poor here during winter for me to take good snaps of my own. Fabric is a mid-weight (14-15 oz) blue LL Shetland from a previous subscription, woven by Lovat Mill in the Scottish Boarders.

Flapped patch breast pocket... Good.

 

Do the pockets and pocket flaps have swelled edges / double stitching too?

post #1225 of 2074
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post

Flapped patch breast pocket... Good.

Do the pockets and pocket flaps have swelled edges / double stitching too?

No; bluff edges for the pockets and pocket flaps, so as not to disrupt the pattern matching.
post #1226 of 2074

Hey guys, I'm looking for a jacket similar to this one by burberry, I really like it but its a bit expensive for me,  would anybody have any suggestions at anything similar that costs less than say $800? I had a look at suit supply but most of the similar ones had peak lapels and I'm fairly young so they wouldn't suit me 

 

post #1227 of 2074

I like this Albert, great look!

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Originally Posted by Albert Hal View Post

700

 

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

 

700

 

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

post #1228 of 2074
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Originally Posted by dannybear View Post

Hey guys, I'm looking for a jacket similar to this one by burberry, I really like it but its a bit expensive for me,  would anybody have any suggestions at anything similar that costs less than say $800? I had a look at suit supply but most of the similar ones had peak lapels and I'm fairly young so they wouldn't suit me 


Huh? Peak lapels are fashionable right now, and perfectly appropriate for a young guy.
post #1229 of 2074
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

Huh? Peak lapels are fashionable right now, and perfectly appropriate for a young guy.

Meh, I think peak lapels on a tweed jacket are kinda weird.

Course, I think they look bad on just about everything aside from a tux or DB, so...
post #1230 of 2074
Was hoping someone here could help offer some suggestions. I am Los Angeles and it is pretty warm here throughout the year. Heavy Tweed 16oz is probably much too warm. Any suggestions on tweeds that are lighter or different cloth for pattern below:

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