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I was never all that interested in tweed but it's still pretty chilly here in Northern California and I found this for cheap at a local thrift store..how does this look?

 

 

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I just got this vintage tweed jacket off eBay.  I thought it was brown but its actually a blue type color.  It seems very old and it seems to be "hairier" then modern tweed.  IT IS NOT TAILORED YET.

 

What do you all think?  Is it garbage or can I make it work with some tailoring?  I'm more concerned with the color then the fit.  Thanks for the input everyone!

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 Let me ask a question: I found a jacket in a thrift store that I'm wearing right now at work. It's 70% polyester and 30% wool. Is it still considered a "tweed" jacket? It looks just like the herringbone Harris Tweed jacket I also got this weekend.

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It's 70% polyester and 30% wool

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 70% polyester and 30% wool

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 Ha ha...I could sit them side by side and you probably wouldn't be able to tell which was which if you didn't see the labels. The thrift jacket only cost me $6.99.

 

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I don't object to a bit of synthetic, but that proportion seems unlikely to feel good or breathe well.
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And doesn't bode well for the general quality of the garment at all.
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I don't object to a bit of synthetic, but that proportion seems unlikely to feel good or breathe well.

 Yeah, you'd think...

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And doesn't bode well for the general quality of the garment at all.

 

 I found it before I found the Harris Tweed jacket. It fits me like a glove and looks good. A babe was checking me out when I first slipped it on at the store. lol8[1].gif

 

 I was gonna pass on it but then I had to go back to the store and get it. I'm wearing it right now and it's cold in here but it's comfortable. It's a coat I'll wear at work mostly.

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I don't object to a bit of synthetic, but that proportion seems unlikely to feel good or breathe well.


 So, are the jackets I've bought that are 100% wool and look like some of the jackets in this thread all "tweed"? I've been pretty adamant about only getting 100% wool jackets but the above-mentioned jacket is the only one that was not 100% wool.

 I have two jackets (thrifted) that look almost exactly like the "Barva" Harris Tweed jacket I have but fit way better and a brown herringbone jacket (all are 100% wool). I'll post pics of them when I get a chance to take a good pic.

 I just want to know how to sort through all the stuff on Ebay, thrift store or whatever. I see a lot of jackets that look like some of the vintage tweed but are made of man-made materials.

post #1286 of 2137
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Originally Posted by pbdeng4 View Post

I was never all that interested in tweed but it's still pretty chilly here in Northern California and I found this for cheap at a local thrift store..how does this look?

 

 

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ok,   put some shoes on.lol8[1].gif    the jacket is nice.  shorten it just a little and you have a daily wearer.

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 So, are the jackets I've bought that are 100% wool and look like some of the jackets in this thread all "tweed"? I've been pretty adamant about only getting 100% wool jackets but the above-mentioned jacket is the only one that was not 100% wool.
 I have two jackets (thrifted) that look almost exactly like the "Barva" Harris Tweed jacket I have but fit way better and a brown herringbone jacket (all are 100% wool). I'll post pics of them when I get a chance to take a good pic.
 I just want to know how to sort through all the stuff on Ebay, thrift store or whatever. I see a lot of jackets that look like some of the vintage tweed but are made of man-made materials.

Tweed is the weave, not the material, so yes, it can be made out of something other than 100% wool. But 70% Polyester is not good, and I very much doubt it looks anything other than cheap.
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Tweed is the weave, not the material, so yes, it can be made out of something other than 100% wool. But 70% Polyester is not good, and I very much doubt it looks anything other than cheap.

 

 Methinks you'd be very surprised. I may post pics of it and the Harris Tweed I also have (maybe in a separate thread).

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 Methinks you'd be very surprised. I may post pics of it and the Harris Tweed I also have (maybe in a separate thread).

I think you should definitely post pics of this poly-tweed. Sounds horrendous but would be willing to eat my words.
post #1290 of 2137
I'm cross-posting this from the Unfunded Liabilities thread. I have a length of charcoal herringbone tweed from the Dugdale Magdale tweed book. Despite the pic, it's a true charcoal. It isn't "slick" and it isn't imitation tweed like Glorious Twelfth, but it is not as rough as most tweeds I've seen. If I had to compare it to something, I'd say it's the tweed version of worsted flannel, with Harris tweed being the woolen flannel.

I was initially going to have it made up as a SB suit with a vest, but have been getting into DB suits lately. Is tweed and DB like oil and water, considering the tweed has a somewhat-refined finish and conservative pattern/color?

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