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post #1261 of 2066

I won't name the maker as yet, because I don't want to slag someone off for something that is not considered a problem by experienced jacket buyers.

I had a jacket made overseas in the UK (I was measured by a local tailor) and there were some major flaws in fit that had to be rectified by said local tailor.

These included shoulder width; had to be narrowed at least 1.5".

That is unfortunate, but can be put down to a possible mis-measurement at this end.

However, my main complaint is that my right pocket sits 1/4" higher than the left one. 

I saw it before I measured it, and yet the maker claims not to see it (photo sent).

I will take and send more photos, including ones with a measuring tape. 

I'm completely new to suits and suit jackets and so;

Am I out of line here?

 

cross posted over at Fedora Lounge

post #1262 of 2066
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Originally Posted by forex View Post

That's a lot of tweed for someone who lives in Australia, tchoy. Have you made any of them up yet?

As you can see I love my tweeds, surprisingly some of the shetland are not too heavy at all. Our winters do get cold but it's short and nothing like Europe or North America. I did lived in Switzerland for a while and I travel a bit to colder climates.

I haven't make up any from these cloths as yet but planning to make up three jackets for the up coming winter.
post #1263 of 2066
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Originally Posted by tchoy View Post

London Lounge Cloth Club Tweeds
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Second from bottom is awesome. Last one is a Shetland Tweed 14oz if I am not mistaken.
post #1264 of 2066
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Originally Posted by tchoy View Post

As you can see I love my tweeds, surprisingly some of the shetland are not too heavy at all. Our winters do get cold but it's short and nothing like Europe or North America. I did lived in Switzerland for a while and I travel a bit to colder climates.

I haven't make up any from these cloths as yet but planning to make up three jackets for the up coming winter.

Hmmm...3 jackets for winter, eh? I'd have to go with the Prince's Tweed. Not super heavy cheviot that doesn't wear too warm. The brown of the houndstooth is really lovely. If you want super heavy the blue donegal is the one to go for. If you want to stick with medium weight I'd do the sky blue windowpane. The city gun club looks very nice, but I personally prefer the houndstooth. The city gun club may work better for Australia though.

Great cloths though! I have most of them and love them all.
post #1265 of 2066
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

It's a Molloy donegal that's often out-of-stock - Frank placed a special 12m order to get them to run it again.

I thought they got another run of the London Lounge barleycorn. Looks the same to me.
post #1266 of 2066
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Hmmm...3 jackets for winter, eh? I'd have to go with the Prince's Tweed. Not super heavy cheviot that doesn't wear too warm. The brown of the houndstooth is really lovely. If you want super heavy the blue donegal is the one to go for. If you want to stick with medium weight I'd do the sky blue windowpane. The city gun club looks very nice, but I personally prefer the houndstooth. The city gun club may work better for Australia though.

Great cloths though! I have most of them and love them all.

After seeing image of your Prince Tweed and the sky blue window those two is a must, yours turn out great . The third choice is much harder I think you are correct the gun club will be more versatile for Australia.
post #1267 of 2066
post #1268 of 2066
Have you guys seen the insane tweeds on Ripper Street?

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All those white shirts too. inlove.gif
post #1269 of 2066
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

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Damn, a tweed shooting bag.  I'll bet Lauren sells it as a purse though.

post #1270 of 2066
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

Have you guys seen the insane tweeds on Ripper Street?

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All those white shirts too. inlove.gif

I have a couple of episodes on the DVR, I will dfinitely watch at least one episode just for the costuming.
post #1271 of 2066
So I'll be getting an overcoat made for next Winter and am trying to collect fabric samples. I hope to get an HE Box 32oz cavalry twill sent my way soon and was also wondering about heavyweight tweed fabrics in herringbone. I'm thinking Navy Blue, but would also be open to seeing some Dark Brown and Dark Gray.

Any suggestions?
post #1272 of 2066
Huntsman tweed from 2011, including a couple of pics that let you see the color detail of the fabric.





post #1273 of 2066
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

So I'll be getting an overcoat made for next Winter and am trying to collect fabric samples. I hope to get an HE Box 32oz cavalry twill sent my way soon and was also wondering about heavyweight tweed fabrics in herringbone. I'm thinking Navy Blue, but would also be open to seeing some Dark Brown and Dark Gray.

Any suggestions?

 

No suggestions sadly, but can you post a pic of the HE Box 32 oz cavalry twill when you get it? I've been trying to get a good look at that as I'm also looking at a nice overcoat.

post #1274 of 2066
Anyone know where I can get a more modern Tweed jacket? Something similar to JCrew's ludlow, but not JCrew.

I want something with skinny lapels, but the majority of tweed jackets I've seen have wide lapels.

Thanks!
post #1275 of 2066
Topman? I know that Club Monaco had some last year also. Not sure if there were any in this year's collection.
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