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Originally Posted by FillW View Post

 So what is the main reason for people to stop wearing tweed every year?

 Is it the weather that turns too warm or is it the fact that moths will start coming out and attack the wool jackets?

 Still wearing some of my tweed jackets for the time being. biggrin.gif

I can't wear most of my tweed when it's warmer than 50 degrees or so out. The lightest of them could probably work up to about 60.

I wear other wool jackets in the summer and don't have moth problems, it's just the weight of the wool versus the temperature. And besides, I get to wear linen jackets instead, and I like them too.
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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post

Cross post from Ercoles thread, barleycorn tweed:

 

Gorgeous tweed and the jacket looks great.  Would love to see more photos when its done.

 

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Originally Posted by FillW View Post


 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.

 

Certain tweeds such as Harris and Shetland are legally protected terms and must be made from 100% pure new wool woven in that location.  

 

Apart from that I'm not sure what point you're trying to make about not being able to tell a pure wool and a synthetic apart.  Sure it may have a tweed-like pattern but the handle, touch and  wearability would be vastly inferior.  Polyester will also retain odour, whereas wool if aired will deodorise.

 

Bearing in mind that even in bespoke the cost of the materials including cloth is at most 20% of the total I do not understand why you would skimp on this element.  It bodes very baldy for the rest of the garment.  

 

As others have said why get a poly/wool jacket when the real thing is around.  $6 is the worst money to spend if the end result is sub-par, it could have bought three or four real horn buttons to spruce up a decent wool jacket.

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Tokyo, sure. They have been connoisseurs of the best of all that is Western since the Meiji era, but who would have expected so much tweediness in Beijing, capital of the dread PRC? I have been here since 2005 and I would have never imagined such a spectacle as the Beijing Vintage Ride.







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Originally Posted by babygreenspots View Post

Tokyo, sure. They have been connoisseurs of the best of all that is Western since the Meiji era, but who would have expected so much tweediness in Beijing, capital of the dread PRC? I have been here since 2005 and I would have never imagined such a spectacle as the Beijing Vintage Ride.







Well, some of those getups were standard hipster nonsense - but this couple got it right, IMHO. I am glad to see tweed's popularity is spreading (makes it easier for me as I wear tweed on a regular basis - withstood years of wisecracks about my tweed jackets, now I hear nary a peep).

 

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Originally Posted by babygreenspots View Post

Tokyo, sure. They have been connoisseurs of the best of all that is Western since the Meiji era, but who would have expected so much tweediness in Beijing, capital of the dread PRC? I have been here since 2005 and I would have never imagined such a spectacle as the Beijing Vintage Ride.








Goes well with the Flying Pigeon bicycles(which were based on a 1930s British design anyway), and makes a nice change from all the brand whoring LV, Prada and BMWs that one normally associates with Chinese new money.
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Thread Starter 


yes, these are pants

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Applause


Edited by OlSarge - 5/11/13 at 8:55am
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biggrin.gif very nice!
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How have I not seen or known about this thread until now?

 

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Souf Central Pennsylvania is +4 country.
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Still able to get away with Tweed sports jackets here before I make the switch to linen biggrin.gif

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in other news, does anyone have experience of TweedAddict.com ? i'm thinking of commissioning a MTM from them, but wish to crowdsource opinion before I do.
 

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I never heard of them but will certainly give them a look should anyone favorably review them.
 

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