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post #1231 of 2052
Any real tweed is going to be warm in that climate. It's made for Scotland, remember. You could check out some of the faux tweeds, Worsted Alsport, etc.
post #1232 of 2052
It really depends on where in LA. It gets chilly along the coast, and a tweed jacket isn't too warm for several months of the year. 16 oz is almost certainly overkill, though.
post #1233 of 2052
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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 

 

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Those lapels! That gorge! cry.gif

 

You could check out Bookster. Their lounge jacket is probably closest to what you want.

post #1234 of 2052
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Originally Posted by RogerC View Post

Any real tweed is going to be warm in that climate. It's made for Scotland, remember. You could check out some of the faux tweeds, Worsted Alsport, etc.

Thanks will look into it.
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

It really depends on where in LA. It gets chilly along the coast, and a tweed jacket isn't too warm for several months of the year. 16 oz is almost certainly overkill, though.

Redondo Beach/Manhattan Beach area.
post #1235 of 2052
That's exactly the area I'm talking about. I've comfortably worn tweed there in the fall, winter, and early spring.
post #1236 of 2052
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Originally Posted by badsha View Post

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:

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

You should check Breanish books, there is a pattern very similar to this one at around 10-12 oz weight.
post #1237 of 2052
Minnis lambswool?
post #1238 of 2052
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Originally Posted by forex View Post

You should check Breanish books, there is a pattern very similar to this one at around 10-12 oz weight.

+1 on the Breanish Tweeds, also Holland and Sherry have a book call Sherry Tweed which is around 10-12 oz.
post #1239 of 2052

You need to drive down the 405 to Costa Mesa.  MyTailor.com has their US headquarters about two blocks north of South Coast Plaza.  Just go on in and ask Rishi to show you the Holland and Sherry and the W. Bill books of tweed and tell him you want something in the 12-14 oz range.  I live in the Long Beach area and I am happy in my tweeds from about Nov. 1 to the end of March.  Sometimes even into April.  And if you find something you like in 16 oz  that you just can't live without, tell him you want it 'buggy lined'.  Taking out the lining allows the cloth to breath more easily and makes it a cooler wear.  12-14 oz., I would just have made up in the usual fashion.  If you decide you like their choices and prices (which are most reasonable) make sure you have Joe measure you.  He's the owner and a master. 

 

Do not be misled by their website.  They have an entire wall of suitings samples to choose from.  The ones on their website are just the tip of the iceberg.
 

post #1240 of 2052


I like! biggrin.gif
post #1241 of 2052
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

That's exactly the area I'm talking about. I've comfortably worn tweed there in the fall, winter, and early spring.

Good to know. Been cold in the mornings lately.
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Originally Posted by forex View Post

You should check Breanish books, there is a pattern very similar to this one at around 10-12 oz weight.
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Originally Posted by tchoy View Post

+1 on the Breanish Tweeds, also Holland and Sherry have a book call Sherry Tweed which is around 10-12 oz.

Great. Will check it out. Quoted $100 a yard. Will not sell directly and only to tailor.
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Minnis lambswool?

Already nabbed some Minnis a while back. But thank you.
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Originally Posted by OlSarge View Post

You need to drive down the 405 to Costa Mesa.  MyTailor.com has their US headquarters about two blocks north of South Coast Plaza.  Just go on in and ask Rishi to show you the Holland and Sherry and the W. Bill books of tweed and tell him you want something in the 12-14 oz range.  I live in the Long Beach area and I am happy in my tweeds from about Nov. 1 to the end of March.  Sometimes even into April.  And if you find something you like in 16 oz  that you just can't live without, tell him you want it 'buggy lined'.  Taking out the lining allows the cloth to breath more easily and makes it a cooler wear.  12-14 oz., I would just have made up in the usual fashion.  If you decide you like their choices and prices (which are most reasonable) make sure you have Joe measure you.  He's the owner and a master. 

Do not be misled by their website.  They have an entire wall of suitings samples to choose from.  The ones on their website are just the tip of the iceberg.

Oh i know Joe very well. I will check out some of his stuff again. He has a ton of fabric books.
Edited by badsha - 1/31/13 at 11:36am
post #1242 of 2052
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Already nabbed some Minnis a while back. But thank you.

What do you think of it? I've got some that still needs to be made up.
post #1243 of 2052
Havent had it made up yet. Sorry. I dont think you can go wrong it. Always in demand if you want to sell it.
post #1244 of 2052
Click link for download Breanish_Tweeds. Quoted $100 a yard. Some of the cloths are seasonal.

Is this the one similar to the 16oz Harris Tweed

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

This is nice as well

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01
post #1245 of 2052
Yes on the first one, it's around 11/12 oz so it will work if you are in the warmer climate. It is very soft, I liked it a lot.
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